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Policy Place Policy Type Active Affected Technologies Implementing Sector Summary
Air Pollution Controls (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province Various statutes within the Wisconsin Legislative Documents relate to air pollution control. These statutes describe zoning, permitting, and emissions regulations for hazardous and non-hazardous pollutants.
Application Filing Requirements for Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Projects (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Natural Gas State/Province Any utility proposing to construct a natural gas pipeline requiring a Certificate of Authority (CA) under Wis. Stat. §196.49 must prepare an application for Commission review.  These regulations list the information needed for all CA applications, which includes detailed route information and potential environmental impacts. More extensive construction projects may require additional information contained in the application filing requirements (AFR) for pipeline projects.  The AFR also includes information requirements for obtaining wetland or waterway crossing permits from the Department of Natural Resources when coordinated reviews are required under Wis. Stat. §30.025.
Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation Construction Projects (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This page describes application requirements for all projects that involve the installation of an electricity transmission line or substation that also require either a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) or a Certificate of Authority (CA). Applications must include a discussion of general route impacts, distances to sensitive buildings, impacts on residences and commercial and industrial buildings, and impacts on public and tribal lands.
Brownfield Grants (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province WEDC provides Brownfield Grants to local governments and businesses for redeveloping Brownfield sites. The maximum grant award is $1.25 million and a 20-50% match is required, depending on the grant awarded.
Business Opportunity Loan Fund (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Loan Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province WEDC may provide financing options through loans or loan guaranties to businesses that are investing funds to expand or relocate to Wisconsin. WEDC investments generally range between $200,000 and $1 million based on need, quality and quantity of jobs and other program, statute, and policy requirements. Recipients may also be eligible for loan guaranties in addition to or in lieu of loan financing.
Certified Sites (Ready! Set! Build!) (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting
Training/Technical Assistance
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Local Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has created, in partnership with Deloitte Consulting (Site Selector Consultant) and community partners, the Ready! Set! Build! Program, which provides consistent standards for industrial site certification in Wisconsin. Certification means that the key approvals, documentations, and assessments most commonly required for industrial uses will already be in place to assist businesses quickly locate on site. Wisconsin communities, organizations, or individuals with a site which has a minimum of 50 contiguous acres that can be developed are eligible for this funding.
Climate Action Plan (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Climate Policies Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province In April 2007, Governor Doyle signed Executive Order 191 which brought together a prominent and diverse group of key Wisconsin business, industry, government, energy and environmental leaders to create a Task Force on Global Warming. The Task Force proposed measures to reduce a variety of the state's greenhouse gas emissions. In July 2008, the Task Force voted overwhelmingly to approve the final report and recommendations, Wisconsin's Strategy for Reducing Global Warming, and forwarded the document on to Governor Doyle for consideration. WICCI formed in 2007 and is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The goal of WICCI is to assess and anticipate climate change impacts on Wisconsin's natural resources, ecosystems, regions and industries (including agriculture, tourism and other human activities) and develop and recommend adaptation strategies that can be implemented by businesses, farmers, public health officials, municipalities, wildlife managers and other stakeholders.
Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (United States) United States Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Federal Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and expansions for existing businesses. State programs help achieve the national objective of CDBG by funding projects in which at least 51 percent of the new jobs created are made available to low and moderate income individuals. The maximum amounts awarded under the program are $1 million for new businesses locating to the state and $500,000 for existing businesses expanding in the state.
Dam Design and Construction (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province These regulations apply to dams that are not owned by the U.S. government and (a) have a structural height of more than 6 feet and a maximum storage capacity of 50 acre–feet or more of water, (b) have a structural height of 25 feet or more and a maximum storage capacity of more than 15 acre–feet of water, or (c) have a structural height of 6 feet or less or a maximum storage capacity of less than 50 acre–feet of water if the department determines that the dam is likely to endanger life, health or property if it is not designed, constructed or reconstructed in accordance with this chapter. Dams are exempt from the requirements of these regulations if they meet requirements which are at least as restrictive. Prior to dam construction or reconstruction, hazard ratings must be assigned to the project and estimated costs must be calculated. Additionally, a professional engineer registered in the state of Wisconsin must prepare several documents, which must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Natural Resources prior to the start of the project. These documents include plans and specifications for the dam project, as well as hydraulic, hydrologic, and stability analyses.
Development Opportunity Zone Credits (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Corporate Tax Incentive
Personal Tax Incentives
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Development Opportunity Zone Credits incent new and expanding businesses in the Cities of Beloit, Janesville and Kenosha by providing non-refundable tax credits to assist with the creation and retention of new, full-time jobs, environmental remediation, and capital investment.
Economic Development Tax Credit Program (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Corporate Tax Incentive Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Economic Development Tax Credit (ETC) program was enacted in 2009 and eliminated five existing tax credit programs (Agricultural Development Zones, Airport Development Zones, Community Development Zones, Enterprise Development Zones and Technology Zones) and replaced them with a comprehensive program enabling businesses to earn tax credits based on jobs, capital investment, training and the location or retention of corporate headquarters. The Economic Development Tax Credit Program offers tax credits against a business’s income tax liability. Tax credits may be earned 1) through the creation of full-time positions meeting a pre-determined rate; 2) through capital investments on property and equipment; 3) by providing training to employees; and 4) by locating company headquarters in Wisconsin.
Energy and Utility Project Review (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The DNR's Office of Energy and Environmental Analysis is responsible for coordinating the review of all proposed energy and utility projects in the state. The Office provides project management within DNR, acting as the main point of contact for project applicants, the Public Service Commission (PSC), other DNR programs and affected stakeholders. The Office provides statewide guidance and consistent application of the regulatory processes established by statutes and rules and provide a corps of experienced natural resource experts whom understand the specifics of energy and utility projects. While the primary mission is to coordinate the regulatory review for siting utility projects, the Office also serves all DNR programs by developing guidance and information on natural resources issues as they relate to the broader planning and infrastructure development efforts for Wisconsin’s energy future.
Enterprise Zone Tax Credits (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Personal Tax Incentives
Corporate Tax Incentive
Enterprise Zone
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The purpose for the Enterprise Zone Tax Credits is to incent projects involving major expansion of existing Wisconsin businesses or relocation of major business operations from other states to Wisconsin. Refundable tax credits can be earned through job creation, job retention, capital investment, employee training and supply chain purchases from Wisconsin vendors.
Forest Road Building Regulations (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has regulations for building a forest road, if development requires one. Regulations include zoning ordinances and permits for stream crossing, grading, stormwater, and wetlands.
Forestry Policies (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province The State of Wisconsin has nearly 16 million acres of forested lands in the state. The Statewide Forest Plan, completed in 2004, is carried out by the Wisconsin Council on Forestry together with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. This Plan has been augmented with the Statewide Forest Strategy and Statewide Forest Assessment, both completed in 2010.

The Statewide Forestry Strategy includes goals with respect to Energy and Climate Change, in terms of both use of forestry residues for energy as well as the use of forests in mitigation of the impacts of climate change. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestPlanning/documents/ThemeC.pdf

In addition to these resources, the Wisconsin Council on Forestry issued "Wisconsin's Forestland Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidelines" in 2008 and reviewed in 2013. This document offers specific recommendations for the harvesting of woody biomass from forest land based on best available information. http://wisconsinforestry.org/initiatives/other/woody-biomass

The State Energy Division issued in 2006 the report "Bioenergy in Wisconsin: The Potential Supply of Forest Biomass and Its Relationship to Biodiversity", discussing the potential for forestry residues in renewable energy generation: https://focusonenergy.com/sites/default/files/research/tikalskyfishmurcury_summaryreport.pdf

Policy regarding public forests is governed by Wisconsin Statute Chapter 28: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/28

Financial incentives for the harvesting of forest residues are available in the form of both a corporate and personal tax credit. These credits apply to expenses for harvesting and processing equipment for woody biomass used as fuel. http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Tax_Credits/Woody_Biomass_Harvesting_and_Processing_Investment_Credit/index.aspx

The State Energy Office has launched the Biomass Market Development Initiative, to contribute to the success of the State's Gigawatt Scale Clean Energy Capacity efforts:

http://www.stateenergyoffice.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=3377&linkid=1448&locid=160
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (multi-state) Illinois
Indiana
Minnesota
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
Ontario
Quebec
Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Energy Storage
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province This Act describes the management of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River basin, and regulates water withdrawals, diversions, and consumptive uses from the basin. The Act establishes a Council, which is responsible for water conservation and efficiency programs and reviewing proposed projects. Projects which may lead to new or increased water diversions are limited; exceptions are described in this statute. More information can be found on the website of the Council: http://www.glslcompactcouncil.org/
Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Idle Industrial Sites Redevelopment Program offers grants of up to $1,000,000 to Wisconsin communities for implementation of redevelopment plans for large industrial sites that have been idle, abandoned, or underutilized for a period of at least five years. Approved projects can use funds for demolition, environmental remediation, or site-specific improvements defined in a redevelopment plan to advance the site to shovel ready status or enhance the site’s market attractiveness.
Impact Loans (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Loan Program No Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This program is no longer available.

WEDC may provide forgivable loans to businesses that have expansion projects that will have a significant impact on job creation, job retention, capital investment, and on the surrounding area as a whole. Loans may be up to $2,000,000 and may be forgiven if contract requirements are met for high performing projects.

WEDC will direct Impact Loan funds to the following targeted industry sectors:

- Advanced manufacturing
- Food and beverage processing
- Printing
- Aerospace
- Research and Development
Loan requests under $200,000 should be referred to the appropriate local or area regional loan fund first. Under no circumstances, should WEDC ever serve as the primary lender and the total contribution of public funding should generally not exceed 35% of the total project budget and never exceed the private portion.
Industrial Revenue Bond Issuance Cost Assistance (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Bond Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Local Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB) are tax-exempt bonds that can be used to stimulate capital investment and job creation by providing private borrowers with access to financing at interest rates that are lower than conventional bank loans. The IRB process involves five separate entities – the borrower, lender, bond attorney, issuer, and WEDC. WEDC allocates the bonding authority or the volume cap for the program under Wis. Stat. § 238.10.
Jobs Tax Credit (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Corporate Tax Incentive Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Businesses relocating to Wisconsin or expanding in Wisconsin that are creating full-time employment may be eligible for The Jobs Tax Credit . Jobs created as a result of the tax credit must be maintained for at least five years after an eligibility date set by WEDC.
Capital Assets Deferral and Asset Exclusion Qualified Wisconsin Business (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Personal Tax Incentives
Corporate Tax Incentive
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province WEDC may certify businesses as a “Qualified Wisconsin Business”. The designation allows investors with WI capital gains tax liability to both defer that tax liability and if an investment is maintained for a minimum of 5 years to exempt the asset from Wisconsin capital gains tax on exit of the investment. As of January 1, 2014, this program will be transferred to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. This program expands and improves on a program under Wis. Stat. 238.20 the “Qualified New Business Venture Capital Gains” program that allows for long term capital gains deferral. The intent is to promote the development of early-stage capital availability by providing an incentive to reinvest capital gains into Wisconsin business and for holding WI based investments long term.
Midwest Independent System Operator (Multiple States) Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
Wisconsin
Illinois
Michigan
Indiana
Kentucky
Manitoba
Interconnection Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) is a Regional Transmission Organization, which administers wholesale electricity markets in all or parts of 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO administers electricity transmission grids across the Midwest and into Canada, and provides tools, transmission planning strategies, and integration for utilities in those markets. MISO is working with PJM Interconnection to develop complementing system operations and one robust, non-discriminatory wholesale electricity market to meet the needs of all customers and stakeholders in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The market is being developed through an open stakeholder process and is being designed to serve residents regardless of whether they reside in states with bundled or unbundled retail rates.
Midwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Multiple States) Indiana
Iowa
Minnesota
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
Environmental Regulations Yes Nuclear State/Province The Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact is an agreement between the states of Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin that provides for the cooperative and safe disposal of commercial low-level radioactive waste. The Compact was enacted into law by each member state legislature during the period from 1982 through 1984, and received Congressional consent in 1985. The Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission is the administrative body of the Compact. It consists of one voting Commissioner from each of the six member states. Each state determines how it will appoint its Commissioner, and the state’s Governor must provide written notification to the Commission of the appointment of a Commissioner and any Alternate Commissioners.
Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (Multiple States) Illinois
Iowa
Minnesota
Montana
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Manitoba
Green Power Purchasing Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit The Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS®) tracks renewable energy generation in participating States and Provinces and assists in verifying compliance with individual state/provincial or voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and objectives. M-RETS® is a tool to keep track of all relevant information about renewable energy produced and delivered in the region. Currently, several States and Provinces participate in M-RETS®: Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have policies in place requiring or strongly encouraging utility development of renewable resources. M-RETS® uses verifiable production data for all participating generators and creates a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) in the form of a tradable digital certificate for each MWh.
Navigable Waters, Harbors and Navigation (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province This statute details regulations relevant to navigable waterways and harbors. Depending on the project design of a proposed dam or hydropower structure, some of these regulations may apply.
Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Natural Gas State/Province These regulations describe standards relevant to reclamation that must be followed both during and after the completion of mining in a given area. An operator who wishes to engage in nonmetallic mining must obtain a mining reclamation permit, which sets standards for the eventual reclamation of the site. Additional provisions apply for mining for transportation purposes and mining that occurs near waterways. Subchapter II of these regulations sets standards for oil and gas exploration and production. Exploration requires a license from the Department of Natural Resources and cannot extend beneath the beds of the Great Lakes or of bays or harbors adjacent to the Great Lakes.
Qualifying RPS State Export Markets (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Wisconsin as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation. In addition to geographic and energy delivery requirements, ownership, registry, and other requirements may apply, such as resource eligibility, generator vintage and capacity limitations, as well as limits on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) vintage. The listing applies to RPS Main Tiers only, and excludes solar or distributed generation that may require interconnection only within the RPS state. This assessment is based on energy delivery requirements and reasonable transmission availability. Acceptance of unbundled RECs varies. There may be additional sales opportunities in RPS states outside the Eastern Interconnection. REC prices in markets with voluntary goals (North Dakota, South Dakota) may be lower.
Rate-Making Policy (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Generating Facility Rate-Making Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province WI Act 7 states that, when proposing the purchase or construction of an electric generating facility, a utility may "apply to the [WI Public Service Commission] for an order specifying in advance the rate-making principles" that the Public Service Commission will use for "future rate-making proceedings." The Nuclear Energy Institute highlights that "There is no restriction on the type or the size of electric generating unit for which rate-making principles can be set in advance." Rate-making principles apply to the utility's capital cost recovery, including: (i) price of the facility, (ii) modifications, and/or (iii) improvements. Therefore, a utility can undertake a project with clear expectations for future cost recovery.
Regulation of Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province Chapter 31 of the Wisconsin Statutes lays out the regulations relevant to dams and bridges on or near navigable waters. This statute establishes that the Department of Natural Resources has regulatory oversight of all such structures, and describes the permitting and inspection process for dam construction, maintenance, and operation. Dam construction is expressly limited or prohibited on several rivers and river segments, including the Brule River and the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. Dams proposed on non-navigable streams are not subject to these restrictions, and may be built for any purpose with the consent of the land owner, unless additional municipal regulations apply.
Relocated Business Tax Credit or Deduction (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Corporate Tax Incentive No Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Relocated Business Tax Credit or Deduction is available for an income tax holiday to businesses that relocate to Wisconsin if they have not done business in the state during the two previous taxable years. The company must also move at least 51 percent of the business workforce payroll or at least $200,000 of the workforce wages to Wisconsin during the year the credit is claimed. The credit is equal to the amount of income or franchise tax liability, after applying all other allowable credits, deductions, and exclusions, for two consecutive taxable years beginning with the year in which the taxpayer’s business relocates to Wisconsin from another state and begins doing business in Wisconsin. A relocated business tax credit or deduction is available for taxable years beginning January 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2014.
Requirements for Power Plant and Power Line Development (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This page describes requirements for obtaining a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) or a Certificate of Authority (CA), one of which is required for any new power plant construction.
Site Assessment Grants (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Local WEDC will provide grants up to $150,000 to local governments seeking to redevelop brownfields with pre-development work to identify and quantify any contaminants.
Solid Waste Reduction, Recovery, and Recycling (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This statute expresses the strong support of the State of Wisconsin for the reduction of the amount of solid waste generated, the reuse, recycling and composting of solid waste, and resource recovery from solid waste. The statute also notes that research, development and innovation in the design, management and operation of solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and resource recovery systems and operations are necessary and should be encouraged in order to improve the processes, lower operating costs and provide incentives for the use of these systems and operations and their products. The legislature recognizes the necessity of the state to occupy a regulatory role in this field and the necessity to give municipalities and counties certain powers to adopt waste flow control ordinances in order to require the use of recycling and resource recovery facilities.
Storm Water Discharge Permits (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province Wisconsin's storm water runoff regulations include permitting requirements for construction sites and industrial facilities, including those processing or extracting coal or gas. The purpose of the regulations is to minimize the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff.
Technology Development Loans (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Loan Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Technology Development Loans help innovative companies with promising economic futures clear the hurdles associated with bringing new technologies, products, and concepts to market. Loan funds typically cover about 25% of the project costs.
Transportation Economic Assistance Program (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Transportation Economic Assistance Program provides state grants to private business and local governments to improve transportation to projects improving economic conditions and creating or retaining jobs. Grants up to $1 million are available for essential economic development projects.
Radiation Protection (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Nuclear State/Province This statute seeks to regulate radioactive materials, to encourage the constructive uses of radiation, and to prohibit and prevent exposure to radiation in amounts which are or may be detrimental to health. Any installation of ionizing radiation equipment must be registered with the State. Testing for radiation emission will be conducted within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant, and the owners of each nuclear power plant in the state will be charged an annual fee of $30,000 per plant, to finance radiation monitoring under this section. The State of Wisconsin's radiation control agency is given broad responsibility under this statute for rule-making and enforcement, education, investigation, training, research, radiation measurement, and inspection.
Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Energy Storage
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Local Wisconsin has several statutes that promote water conservation and controlled water use, and this legislation establishes mandatory and voluntary programs in water conservation and water use efficiency. The mandatory program applies to new and increased large withdrawals of water in the Great Lakes Basin, new and increased diversions of Great Lakes water, and persons applying for an approval for a water loss that averages more than 2 million gallons per day (anywhere in the state). Proposed water withdrawals and diversions are categorized into one of three tiers. New and increased water withdrawers in the Great Lakes Basin applying for coverage under a General Water Use Permit or an Individual Water Use Permit are in Tiers 1 and 2, respectively, while new or increased diversions of Great Lakes water and new or increased water withdrawals statewide that result in a water loss of more than 2 million gallons per day averaged over 30 days comprise Tier 3. Proposals in each tier must develop a water conservation plan and implement four prescribed basic Conservation and Efficiency Measures (CEMs); proposals in Tiers 2 and 3 must, in addition, implement four intermediate CEMs or choose their own CEMs to reduce water use or increase efficiency by 10 percent; and proposals in Tier 3 must also identify and implement all available CEMs that are cost effective or environmentally sound and economically feasible. The four basic Tier 1 CEMs are conducting a water audit, developing a leak detection and repair program, educating staff and customers about water conservation activities, and measuring all sources of water.
Water Use Fees (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Fees Yes Coal with CCS
Energy Storage
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province Annual $125 water use fees are charged by the State of Wisconsin to each property that has the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons per day or more from groundwater and/or surface water, and an additional graduated fee applies in the Great Lakes Basin for withdrawal of more than 50 million gallons per year. Revenue is used to develop and maintain a statewide water resources inventory of water use and water availability throughout the state, document and monitor water use through the new registration and reporting requirements, monitor groundwater and surface water quantity, implement the Great Lakes Compact through water use permitting and regulating diversion of Great Lakes Basin waters, help communities plan water supply needs, and build a statewide water conservation and efficiency program.
Water Use Permitting (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Nuclear Local Withdrawers in the Great Lakes Basin who withdraw water in quantities that average 100,000 gallons per day or more in any 30-day period are required to get a water use permit. Two types of water use permits exist: a general permit is required for withdrawals that average 100,000 gallons per day or more in any 30-day period but do not equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for 30 consecutive days. An individual permit is required for withdrawals that equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for 30 consecutive days. There are no permit application fees.
Water Use Registration and Reporting (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province Large water supply systems (e.g. well or surface water intake pipes) with the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons per day (70 gallons per minute) or more of groundwater or surface water must register, measure, track, and report their monthly water withdrawals to the Water Use Program within the WI Department of Natural Resources.
Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River Act (Minnesota and Wisconsin) Minnesota
Wisconsin
Sales Tax Incentive Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
Federal The lower portion of the St. Croix River in Minnesota and Wisconsin is regulated under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. Most new residential, commercial, and industrial uses are prohibited, riverway lands are protected by acreage, frontage, and setback requirements, and affected municipalities are required to adopt zoning ordinances in the spirit of these regulations.
Wisconsin Small Business Guarantee Program (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Loan Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Wisconsin Small Business Guarantee Program offers low-interest financing to small businesses for fixed assets, working capital, or inventory purchase. The loan guarantee maximum is 50 percent of the loan or $80,000. Several types of businesses are eligible for the loan guarantee, including existing companies with 250 or fewer full-time employees seeking to expand.
Training Grant (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The WEDC Training Grant aids businesses in workforce retention and expansion into new markets and technology. The program provides grant funds to businesses to upgrade or improve the job-related skills of a business’s full-time employees. Grant funds may be approved for eligible training provided to existing and new employees in full-time jobs.