Renewable Resource Credits

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The Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a scope statement related to renewable resource credits, which was approved by former Gov. Scott Walker on Dec. 20, 2018.

Next Step

PSC will prepare an economic impact analysis. 


The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) has begun rulemaking related to renewable resource credits. The proposed rule will incorporate changes from a bill enacted last session (2017 Wisconsin Act 53) that changed the definition of a renewable resource to include heat that is a byproduct of a manufacturing process and add this type of heat to the renewable resource credits program. The proposed rule would conform Wis. Admin. Code PSC 118 to the new definition.

Wisconsin has two renewable portfolio standards: 1) a statewide goal of 10 percent renewable electric energy and 2) a standard for individual electric providers. Compliance with the individual standard is measured in credits. Act 53 and the subsequent rulemaking will allow electric providers to collect credits for heat that is a byproduct of a manufacturing process.



January 14, 2019 Scope statement published.
December 20, 2018 Former Gov. Walker approved scope statement.


Administration Documents

Scope statement