Wind Siting Rules
2009 Wisconsin Act 40 (Act 40) directed the Public Service Commission to promulgate administrative rules that specify the restrictions a political subdivision (a city, village, town or county) may impose on the installation or use of a wind energy system, and to help ensure consistent local procedures for local regulation of wind energy systems. Pursuant to Act 40, if a political subdivision chooses to regulate such systems, its regulations may not be more restrictive than the Commission’s rules.
The Commission established docket 1-AC-231 to conduct the rulemaking under Act 40.
On December 27, 2010, the Commission adopted the final wind siting rules, Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter PSC 128. The rules have been published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register. The rules were expected to take effect March 1, 2011, but were suspended by the legislature’s Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules from March 1, 2011 until March 15, 2012.
As of March 16, 2012, the wind siting rules, PSC 128, are in effect.
Notices Filed with the Commission
Local Wind Application Filing Requirements
PSC Staff Contacts