WP&L is proposing to acquire, own, construct and operate six solar electric generation facilities in Wisconsin. The environmental review for docket 6680-CE-182 focuses on three of these projects; specifically the North Rock, Crawfish River, and Richland County projects. All three of the projects are generally comprised of photovoltaic solar panels installed on a single-axis tracking system that aligns north and south which allows the panels to arc from east to west and track the sun; electric collector systems; inverters; step-up transformers; monitoring and communications equipment; access roads, a substation, and generation tie-lines (as applicable).
Commission approved the construction of this project on April 22, 2021.
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The public hearing process for this project has concluded.
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An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be done for the three solar projects less than 100 MW in this docket. For the three solar projects subject to CPCN requirements, EAs are being conducted in their relevant dockets. This docket seeks: A Certificate of Authority to own, operate, and construct the Solar Projects and to purchase the land for the Crawfish River, Onion River, Richland County, and Wood County projects at the cost, and with the accounting measures, described in this Application under Wis. Stat. § 196.49. Approval under Wis. Stat. §§ 196.52 and 196.795(5)(s) for WPL to transfer an indirect ownership stake in the Solar Projects to a tax equity partner. Approval under Wis. Stat. §§ 196.52 and 196.795(5)(r) for WPL to enter into affiliated interest agreements related to the ownership and operation of the Solar Projects through a tax equity partnership.
Dan Grant, PSC Docket Coordinator: 608 267-1473, email: Daniel.Grant@wisconsin.gov
Adam Ingwell, PSC Environmental Review Coordinator: 608 267-9197, email: