Green Power Purchasing (Wisconsin)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Percent Renewables||20% by 12/31/11|
|Source||Wind, Solar, Hydro, Landfill gas|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-03-28|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-04-18|
Under terms of legislation (SB 459) enacted in March 2006, Wisconsin's Departments of Administration, Corrections, Health and Family Services, Public Instruction, Veterans Affairs, and the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System have a goal of purchasing or generating 10% of their power from renewable energy by December 31, 2007, and 20% by December 31, 2011. In July 2008 the Governor announced that the state had completed a green electricity purchase of 92,400 Megawatt-hours (MWh), equivalent to roughly 10% of the annual electricity consumption of the agencies covered by the mandate.
Eligible resources include tidal and wave power, fuel cells using renewable fuels, hydropower facilities less than 60 megawatts (MW), solar thermal-electric systems, photovoltaics (PV), wind, geothermal, biomass, and any other non-conventional energy resources deemed eligible by the state Public Service Commission.
According to the statute, agencies are not required to generate or purchase electricity derived from renewables if the generation or purchase of renewables is not technically feasible or cost-effective.
|Contact Name||General Information|
|Department||Wisconsin State Energy Office|
|Address||101 East Wilson Street, 6th Floor|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Wis. Stat. § 16.75(12)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.