" a voluntary collaborative promoting distributed  generation in Wisconsin "

Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative, Inc. (WIDRC) is a voluntary collaborative committed to facilitating and promoting the successful deployment of economic, efficient and environmentally responsible distributed resources in Wisconsin.

Meetings & Notices . . .

  • Please pay your Year 2019 dues
  • 2019 WIDRC Meetings will be held on the following Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:
      January 18     April 19     July 19      October 18

         Please send in your 2019 WIDRC Membership Form and dues.

        The third meeting of 2019 for the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) was held on July 19, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Madison Area Technical College Truax Campus, Health Science Building, Room 216, 1705 Hoffman Street, Madison WI 53704.
        arrow Meeting Agenda

        arrow July 2019 Presentations:
    Ken Walz, Madison College
    The German Energy Transition Observations from abroad and a look at the future

  • Presentations at WIDRC Meetings are intended to be informative and should not be interpreted as representing a consensus of the organization or opinions of its members.

    We thank all presenters for their time and effort. We try to provide pdf's of all presentations for the benefit of our members and guests.

              New              REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
                              for Distributed Energy Resource Conference Sponsorships

   Applications must be received no later than two months prior to your conference or event that will take place in 2019.

  March 23, 2017
 Distributed Generation Interconnection Forum

The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) hosted an educational, information-sharing forum for electric providers (utilities) and distributed generation installers/contractors to discuss current interconnection practices - in Wisconsin - and areas of possible improvement. Distributed Generation refers to installations 15 MW or smaller.

arrow view Forum page for presentations and other follow-up information (as it becomes available)

Topics were guided by WIDRC Interconnection Survey (see summary below)

         WIDRC developed a survey to help guide the development of an agenda for this collaborative forum that was held in the Stayer Center at Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Summary of Survey Results - The survey was made available in July 2016 to distributed generation installer/contractors and electric utilities in Wisconsin.

arrow Wisconsin installer/contractors
arrow Wisconsin electric utilities

Distributed Generation Programs Provided by Wisconsin Utilities 

Shared Solar Program
A large solar array that can supply about 250 homes is planned for the roof of the Middleton Municipal Operations Center. Electricity from this system is available to MGE customers through a unique program called Shared Solar.

Xcel Energy Logo

Xcel Energy is developing and supporting solar projects in Wisconsin through its new Solar*Connect Community℠ program.  Plans are to break ground on two new solar gardens in 2016. Solar gardens make solar energy a possibility for everyone – home owners, renters and businesses. arrow For more information and how to join the Solar*Connect Community℠.

New Richmond Utilities Logo

New Richmond has begun construction of a Community Solar garden. New Richmond customers can subscribe for a share of the project's solar production and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill. arrow For more information

River Falls Municipal Utilities Logo

River Falls Community Solar offers two options: purchased blocks of solar energy (from outside of the local community) or a local community solar garden. Customers can subscribe for a share of the solar production of a solar project and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill.  arrow For more information 

General Reports of Note:

Utility Tariffs in Wisconsin

Utilities set out the rates, terms and conditions of service in Commission-reviewed filings referred to as tariffs. The tariffs are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Electric and Gas Tariffs in utility name order (Wisconsin Public Service Commission Listing)


Standard Interconnection Guidelines & Procedures in Wisconsin

Standard Interconnection Application Forms and Agreements

Note:   All Completed Forms should be submitted  Directly to Your Electric Utility Provider