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  Jenna2.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov.

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 Commission awarded the fiscal year 2019 grant in August 2018. Information on any future grant rounds will be posted here.