Wisconsin Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-WI)
In Wisconsin, a developer may need to obtain either a Certificate of Authority or a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to construct a new electric transmission facility. WPSC – Application Filing Requirements for Transmission Line Projects, at p.1.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Transmission Siting:||Wisconsin does not have a comprehensive state transmission siting process.|
|Preemptive Authority:||The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has preemptive and regulatory authority over the siting of transmission lines.|
|Regulated Entity Definition:||A public utility is defined as “a company which is in a holding company system and which is a public utility. Wis. Stat. Ann. §196.795(1)(L). A facility is a large electric generating facility or a high voltage transmission line that exceeds one (1) mile in length and 100 kV or more. Wis. Stat. Ann. §196.491(1)(e), (f).|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Any person may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to construct a facility. Wis. Stat. Ann. §196.491(3)(a)(1). Public utilities may also need a Certificate of Authority when constructing a new utility facility. Wis. Stat. Ann. §196.49.|
|Processing Timeframe:||180 days|
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