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.
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|
Presentation for applicants
Presentation Frequently Asked Questions
Previous Grant Awards
|Aurora Health Care Inc.||Advocate Aurora Pleasant Prairie Microgrid Feasibility Study Report|
|Bayfield County||Feasibility Study Findings: Microgrid at Bayfield County ||
|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||
|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)||
|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||
|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||