Springfield Solar Project 9807 CE 100

On October 12, 2021 the Commission issued a final decision for this project. At the time of final decision the anticipated start date of construction was fall 2021 with completion by the end of​ 2022.

Quarterly construction updates and post decision correspondence between the Commission and the Applicant can be found in Reports of Docket 9807-CE-100​.

Application Summary
  • The Springfield Solar Project would be a 100 MWAC solar electric generating facility. The project would also require construction of a new 138-kV substation and an approximately 500-foot new 138-kV generator tie line. The project would comprise of solar arrays, access roads, ancillary facilities, above-ground collector circuits, underground collector circuits, a new collector substation, as well as an operations and maintenance building.

  • Applicant stated need: This project is proposed by an independent power producer, Springfield Solar Farm, LLC. As such, the need for the project is not reviewed by the Commission.

  • Estimated cost: This project is proposed by an independent power producer, and the Commission does not review the project cost or need. The cost to Wisconsin utilities, and ratepayers, would be reviewed if power from the facility is purchased by Wisconsin utilities.

  • Project Location (see map): If approved, the Springfield Solar Project would be constructed in the town of Lomira in Dodge County, Wisconsin, north of the village of Lomira and east of the village of Brownsville.

  • Proposed schedule:
    • The application was submitted to the Commission on October 2, 2020.
    • If approved, the duration of construction for the Springfield Solar Project is estimated to be 13 months. This timeline is in part dependent on winter weather conditions and the ability to work through the winter months. In ideal conditions, the total construction period could last eight to ten months.
Key Application Documents and Case Contacts

Documents

Case Contacts and Additional Information

Access Docket 9807-CE-100 in the PSC Case Management System to view additional information including:
  • Staff Involved: this tab contains contact details for PSC staff assigned to the docket, including the case coordinator and the environmental review coordinator
  • Documents: this tab contains a complete list of docket documents categorized by document type
Statutory Review

The solar electric generation facility is a Type 3 action under Wis. Admin. Code § PSC 4.10(3).Type III actions normally do not require preparation of an EA or an environmental impact statement (EIS) under Wis. Admin. Code § PSC 4.10(3). However, an evaluation of a specific Type III proposal may indicate that the preparation of an EA is warranted for that proposal. The Commission will prepare an EA for this project that will evaluate the location of the project and its potential environmental, community, and private property impacts. There will be a preliminary determination when the EA is complete that will determine whether the preparation of an EIS is necessary. Comments on this preliminary determination will be accepted and considered before a final determination is made. At the time of the preliminary determination, the Commission shall make copies ofthe EA available to those persons that request it.