Critical Infrastructure Microgrids

Overview

The Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program (CIMCRC) is a financial assistance program implemented by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s (Commission) Office of Energy Innovation (OEI). The CIMCRC was established by the Commission on June 4, 2021. 

The program focuses on innovative pre-disaster mitigation through critical infrastructure microgrids and other resilient building strategies by studying the feasibility of the deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) and appropriately sized storage, along with a grid-interactive controls schema.​

Who is eligible to apply ​

Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, and Like Entities (MUSH Market): cities, villages, towns, counties, K-12 school districts, tribes, municipal water and wastewater utilities, municipal electric utilities, municipal natural gas utilities, University of Wisconsin System campuses and facilities, Wisconsin Technical College System, public or nonprofit hospitals, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits. ​

​​​Additional Grant Details
​Currently accepting applications
No.

The application period closed on August 6, 2021.

The Commission made funding decisions at the September 16, 2021 open meeting.

Future rounds of this grant program are dependent on Commission approval.
Matching Funds Required
​No, but it is a priority factor
​Docket Number
9705-​FG-2020
Contact Information


Application Materials

Presentation for applicants 

Presentation Frequently Asked Questions​ ​

Previous Grant Awards​

Federal Fiscal Year
Number of Grantees
Total Fun​ds Awarded

Docket​

​Grant Summary

​2020
15
​$915,265
9705-FG-2020
​2020​ Award Summary​​​

Interactive CIMCRC Story Map​

​Final Reports

​​Applicant​
​Project Title
​Link to Final report​​​
​Aurora Health Care Inc.
​Advocate Aurora Pleasant Prairie Microgrid Feasibility Study Report
​Bayfield County
Feasibility Study Findings: Microgrid at Bayfield County 
455220
​City of Eau Claire
​Eau Claire Microgrid Feasibility Study - Water Treatment Plant 
455222

​City of Madison
Microgrid ​​Feasibility Study at 1600 Emil St and 1501 W Badger
455221
​Appleton International Airport
​Microgrid Feasibility Study: Appleton International Airport
455218
​Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indian
Feasibility Study Findings: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Ojibwe Hybrid Microgrid (OHM)
455219
​Town of La Pointe
Feasibility Study Findings: Town Microgrid Study
455224
​City of Florence Utility Commission
Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation: Florence Elementary ​Microgrid Feasibility Study
441645
City of Middleton
​Microgrid Feasibility Study: Middleton Business Park
448155​

​City of Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie Library Microgrid Feasibility Analysis & Community Resiliency Planning​
441790

​Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewer District
​Heart of the Valley Metro Sewer District ​Microgrid Feasibility Study
441646
​Millenium Economic Development Corp
​Telelift Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Pilot
455223

Sauk Prairie Police Commission
Sauk Prairie Emergency Operation Center ​Microgrid Feasibility Study
441648
​Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
​Holy Wisdom Monastery Microgrid Feasibility Study
441647

​The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
​South Madison Community Resilience Center Deployment
455225
















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