Wisconsin Public Service Corporation - Solar Buyback Tariff (Wisconsin)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Wisconsin Public Service Corporation - Solar Buyback Tariff
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.25 per kWh

Start Date 2009-01-01
Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Terms Buyback rate is available for up to 10 years; 300 charge for additional meter plus a 2/month metering charge; program size limited to 300 kW DC
Program Administrator Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Website http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/news/generation_wi.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) offers a special energy purchase rate to its customers that generate electricity using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The special rate, $0.25/kilowatt-hour (kWh), is available to all WPSC customers on a first-come, first-served basis for systems from 1 - 20 kilowatts (kW) installed from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. The program has an overall enrollment cap of 300 kW.

It is important to note that this is not a net metering arrangement. Instead, the customer continues to pay their normal retail rate for electricity that they purchase from the utility. All of the energy generated by the customer's PV system is metered separately and exported directly to the grid. The $0.25/kWh incentive is applied to all of the energy the system produces for a period of up to 10 years, under a written contract with the utility. The customer receives payment as a monthly credit on their electricity bill. The utility will issue a check to the customer whenever their balance exceeds $100.

This arrangement requires a second generation meter which will be installed by the utility at the customer's expense ($300.00 for 2009). Participants are charged a fee of $2.00/month for the additional meter. Systems and components are required to comply with all applicable national, state, and local electric codes, rules, and regulations, including the State of Wisconsin's Standard Interconnection Rules. WPSC takes title to all renewable energy credits (RECs) or other environmental attributes produced by systems enrolled in the program. Customers must also agree to respond to utility surveys and information requests that relate to the installation, maintenance, operation, and experiences associated with participating systems. Requests this nature will be issued no more than once per year.

Prospective participants can visit the program website or use the contact information below for more information on this program.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: WPSC Parallel Generation Solar Pilot Tariff
Date Effective 2009-01-01
Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kevin Pitts
Department Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Address P.O. Box 19007
Place Green Bay, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 54307-9007
Phone (920) 433-4964

Email klpitts@wisconsinpublicservice.com
Website http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"