Wisconsin Hydropower Facility Licensing, Certification, Safety, & Regulation(7-WI)
Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding facility licensing, certification, and dam safety for hydropower development in Wisconsin.
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
|Small Hydropower Program:||Wisconsin does not currently have a small hydropower program.|
|Renewable Portfolio Standard Process (RPS):||Wisconsin implemented an increasing renewable electricity schedule for electric providers to reach a statewide renewable energy goal of 10% renewable electricity by 2015. After 2015, Wisconsin requires electric providers to maintain a 6% increase in renewable electricity based on a (2001-2003) baseline. 196 Wis. Stat. §196.378.|
|RPS Eligible:||"Hydroelectric generation projects less than 60 MW receive credit for the sum of:
|RPS Regulatory Agency:||Wisconsin uses the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) to track and verify RECs.|
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