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Wisconsin Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (WI)

The steps of the Wisconsin bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Wisconsin, the Midwest Reliability Organization is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in the state.

In Wisconsin there are three primary transmission providers, including:

  1. American Transmission Company a independent transmission provider that serves eastern Wisconsin;
  2. Xcel Energy a investor-owned utility that serves the western part of the state; and
  3. Dairyland Power Cooperative a cooperative that serves the western part of the state.
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