JEFFERSON -- At its third annual Energy Policy Summit in January, RENEW Wisconsin will recognize the six largest non-utility-owned renewable generation projects built in Wisconsin in 2013, with one of them being in Jefferson.
Titled "We Mean Business," RENEW's summit is set for Jan. 10, 2014, and will take place at The Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.
All six clean energy projects to be inducted into RENEW's Million Watt Club next month have a minimum electric generating capacity of one megawatt (MW). These installations are designed either to supply energy directly to the host facility or a Wisconsin utility. The combined generating capacity of the Class of 2013 installations is 19.6 MW, compared with the 15.4 MW that came online in 2012.
Jefferson Solar is a 1 MW facility located in the city of Jefferson and is interconnected to Jefferson Utilities. This plant, Wisconsin's first commercial solar energy plant, produces electricity for sale to WPPI Energy. Project participants include Half Moon Ventures as owner and S&C Electric as general contractor.
The Energy Policy Summit is a fitting venue to honor the people and organizations that embraced the vision of energy self-sufficiency and job creation and made it happen in Wisconsin," RENEW Wisconsin's Executive Director Tyler Huebner said.
Their solar, wind, and bio-energy installations created jobs, reduced the flow of imported fossil fuels into Wisconsin and demonstrated responsible environmental stewardship. They truly deserve the recognition, as well as everyone's appreciation," Huebner said.
Others to be honored include Galactic Wind Farm, a 10 MW facility in the town of Springfield in Dane County; Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation Digester, a 2 MW facility located in Milwaukee; Dane County Community Digester, a 2 MW facility located in the town of Springfield in Dane County and Rosendale Dairy Digester, a 1.4 MW facility located near Pickett in Winnebago County.