The Collaborative

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.


To foster market-based development of distributed resources (DR) in Wisconsin, WIDRC, through its collaborative work, addresses five main issues that represent current and potential barriers to DR market development in Wisconsin.

  • - Technical requirements
  • - Commercial requirements and business practices
  • - Siting
  • - Applied research and development, associated data collection
  • - Education and communication

Donations 2022

WIDRC makes annual limited donations to distributed energy resource related activities. Relevant activities include distributed energy events and conference sponsorships. The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative encourages projects that address a diversity of opinions on distributed generation.

for Distributed Energy Resource Conference Sponsorships

Applications must be received no later
than two months prior to your conference or event taking place, but before November 1, 2022. See details in application.

Alliant Energy Rock River Solar
PPA with Alliant Energy, Rock River Solar project built on coal ash brownfield.


Meetings & Notices . . .

2022 WIDRC Meetings will be held on the following Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:

The third WIDRC meeting of 2022 was held virtually from 9:30 to Noon on Friday July 15.

July 15, 2022 Agenda

The meeting presentation was Supply Side DG Interconnection and Inspection given by Bill Neitzel, Commercial Electrical Inspector, IAEI Wisconsin Chapter – Education Chair

PSCW Updates

The April 2021 WIDRC meeting featured an overview of the process and timeline for updating Rule No. ch. PSC 119, Rules for Interconnecting Distributed Generation Facilities.

For relevant information, including subsequent meetings on this process, with meeting overviews see Docket 1-AC-256.


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. A chronological listing of presentations given at WIDRC meetings is available.


DR and DG

We consider Distributed Resources (DR) to include distributed generation, energy storage and other power quality devices, conservation and demand-side management.

Distributed Generation (DG) are small generating facilities located at a customer or utility sites and may be stand alone or connected to the transmission and/or distribution system. These units are used for generating electricity alone or in combination with the use of waste heat.

Wisconsin §196.496 Distributed generation facilities. (1) DEFINITION.

In this section, “distributed generation facility” means a facility for the generation of electricity with a capacity of no more than 15 megawatts that is located near the point where the electricity will be used or is in a location that will support the functioning of the electric power distribution grid.