Intervenor Compensation

In 1983, the Legislature created the Intervenor Compensation program to provide financial assistance for organizations and individuals who choose to become an intervenor for a Commission proceeding.  Each year, the Commission awards a number of different organizations and individuals with finances to help them participate in cases.

The Wisconsin Administrative Code sets the criteria used to evaluate applicants’ need for funding.  Anyone interested in applying for intervenor compensation can do so by reviewing the information below and completing an application.  If you have questions about the Intervenor Compensation program, please contact Jenna Schmidt at 608-267-7709 or

Application Information and Form

PSC Chapter 3 Intervenor Compensation 
Intervenor Compensation Application Form


Intervenor Compensation Grant Program

Under Wis. Stat. § 196.31 (2m), the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin may award up to $300,000 in annual grants to organizations who are nonstock, nonprofit corporations, as described under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and who have a history of advocating on behalf of Wisconsin ratepayers in Commission proceedings. Grant funding is available to offset the general expenses of the corporation, such as salary, fringe benefits, rent, and utility expenses.

The PSC is currently accepting applications for grants. The request for applications can be found here​.

Applications must be uploaded to the Electronic Records Filing (ERF) system under Docket # 1-IC-2021 by 4:00 PM CDT on August 14, 2020​. Click the "ERF Upload" icon on the PSC homepage or use this direct link to ERF upload.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to subscribe to Docket # 1-IC-2021 for automatic ERF updates, such as the posting of a Frequently Asked Questions document. Click the "e-Subscribe" icon on the PSC homepage or use this direct link to ​ERF EZ Subscriptions​.


Questions must be submitted by August7, 2020 via email to​.​​

Fy 2021 Application Form

FY2021 Intervenor Compensation Application Form