Development & Implementation of Large-Scale Solar in Wisconsin
We assisted a Chicago-based energy development company with the development of large-scale (up to 100 MW or more in size) solar facilities in Wisconsin. We provided counsel on state regulatory compliance for the planned facilities, including preparation for and participation in the state's contested case Certificate of Public Convenience on Necessity process that provides for permitting of large-scale solar facilities and local permitting and approvals of projects below 100 MW in size.
- The first 100 MW-plus project received its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) in 2020.
- A 150 MW solar facility received its CPCN in June 2021.
- Approval for a 75 MW solar facility was granted in April 2021.
- A 74 MW solar facility received a conditional use permit in August 2020.
We continue to provide ongoing advice regarding implementation of these renewable energy projects.