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Wisconsin Hydropower Transmission & Interconnection(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.

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Permitting at a Glance

Certificate of Public Good/Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate): A developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission before constructing transmission lines with a capacity of 100 kV or greater. 196 Wis. Stat.§ 196.491.
Certificate Regulatory Agency: Wisconsin Public Service Commission
Certificate Threshold: Before constructing transmission lines with a capacity greater than 100 kV.
Regulated Entity Definition: "An electric public utility is defined as ""every corporation, company, indvidual, asssociation, town, village, or city that may own, operate, manage or control...all or any pary of a plant or eqipment within thestate, for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of hear, light, water, or power either directly or indirectly to or for the public. 196 Wis. Stat. § 196.01(5)(a)-(b). "
Transmission Interconnection Request Process (Interconnection Request): Wisconsin does not currently have a state specific interconnection request process.

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