Tag: Wisconsin

Wisconsin Wind Siting Rules Effective Today

After years of uncertainty, the Wisconsin legislature allowed statewide wind energy siting rules to go into effect today. The new rules (known as “PSC 128”) require wind turbines to be located at least 1,250 feet from the nearest residence and at a distance 1.1 times the height of the wind turbine from the nearest property line. Cities, … Continue Reading

Wisconsin Bill Addresses State Wind Siting Standards

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has signed a bill into law that will require the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to promulgate rules establishing common standards for political subdivisions to regulate the construction and operation of wind energy systems.  The legislation seeks to address the patchwork regulatory framework created by local jurisdictions’ development of their own siting regulations, and to address … Continue Reading

WOW – Wisconsin’s Wind on the Waters Report Finalized

The final report commissioned by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission on the feasibility of Great Lakes offshore wind development was published on January 15, 2009.  The final report reflects comments made from the draft report that was circulated for public comment in the fall of 2008.  As reported in a previous blog entry, the report … Continue Reading
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