Net metering in Wisconsin is authorized by Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) Order 6690-UR-107, effective January 1, 1993. Wisconsin is one of only two states (Minnesota is the other) to offer the retail rate for net excess generation (NEG), but unlike Minnesota it does so only for renewable resource generators; for nonrenewable resource generators the energy credit rate is the utility’s avoided cost. Wisconsin’s program is also limited to projects connected to Investor owned utilities. Some cooperative and municipal electric utilities have voluntarily adopted the rules.
- Model Net Metering Law for Renewable Energy Technologies – by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, August 2003
This model limits net metering to systems 25 kW or less for residential applications and 100 kW or less at commercial sites. The rule would allow first-come first-served net metering until a utility reaches 2 percent of its peak load.
- Summary of Net Metering Programs in the United States – by DSIRE, ongoing updates
- Consumer Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home or Business – by DOE Office of Power Technologies