The definitions specified in s.
Stats., apply to this chapter. In addition, in this chapter:
(1e) "Biogas" means a gas created by the
anaerobic digestion or fermentation of biomass, food processing waste or
displacement facility" means a displacement facility that the commission
certifies under s.
"Certified renewable facility" means an
electric generating facility that the commission certifies under s.
(2) "Compliance period" means a calendar
year, beginning January 1, during which an electric provider is required to
achieve a renewable energy percentage under s.
(3) "Commission" means the public service
(3m) "Densified fuel
pellets" means pellets made from waste material that does not include garbage,
as defined in s.
Stats., and that contains no more than 30 percent fixed carbon.
(4) "Designated representative" means the
person authorized by the electric provider to register a renewable facility or
non-electric facility with the program administrator, or to purchase or sell
renewable energy certificates or RRCs.
(5) "Displaced conventional electricity"
means electricity derived from conventional resources that an electric
provider, or a customer or member of the electric provider, would have used
except that the person used instead a certified displacement
facility" means any of the following when used by an electric provider, or by a
customer or member of the electric provider:
(a) A solar water heater.
(b) A solar light pipe.
(c) A ground source heat pump.
(d) An installation generating thermal output
from biomass, biogas, synthetic gas, densified fuel pellets, or fuel produced
(dm) An installation
that recovers heat that is a byproduct of a manufacturing process.
(e) Any other installation under s.
1m, Stats., identified by the commission that
meets the criteria specified in this chapter.
(5m) "Division administrator" means the
administrator of the commission's division responsible for energy
(6) "MWh" means
megawatt-hour of electricity.
"Plasma gasification" means the process of using an electric arc gasifier at a
high temperature to break down waste material into gases and solids.
(7) "Program administrator" means the person
who carries out the administrative responsibilities related to the renewable
energy tracking system.
"Pyrolysis" means an industrial process that heats organic or waste material
under pressure in an oxygen-starved environment to break the material down into
gases, liquid and solid residues.
"Renewable energy certificate" means an
electronic certificate representing one MWh of total renewable energy from a
certified renewable facility that meets all of the following requirements:
(a) The MWh is physically metered with the
net generation measured at the certified renewable facility's bus
(b) The MWh represents
renewable energy that is delivered to a retail customer with the retail sale
measured at the customer's meter, ignoring the transmission and distribution
losses between the bus bar and the customer's meter.
(c) The MWh is tracked in the renewable
energy tracking system.
facility meets the applicable requirements of ss.
(8) "RRC" means a renewable resource
tracking system" means a program that tracks the selling, transferring,
purchasing, and retiring of renewable energy certificates and RRCs under s.
, Stats., and meets the criteria in s.
"Renewable resource credit" means either
of the following:
One renewable energy
certificate that exceeds an electric provider's minimum percentage requirement
specified in s.
, Stats., and meets the applicable
requirements of ss.
An electronic certificate representing
one MWh of displaced conventional electricity, as calculated under s.
(11) "Retail customer" means a customer that
receives retail electricity in Wisconsin.
(14) "Solar light pipe" means a device that
concentrates and transmits sunlight through a roof to an interior space,
employing highly-reflective material inside the device to focus and direct the
maximum available sunlight to the interior space.
(15) "Solar water heater" means a device that
concentrates and collects solar radiation to heat water for domestic use, pool
heating, space heating, or ventilation air heating.
(16) "Synthetic gas" means gas created by
plasma gasification or pyrolysis.
(17) "Tracking system account" means the
account that the program administrator maintains in order to track the
creation, sale, transfer, purchase, and retirement of a renewable energy
certificate or an RRC by a renewable energy tracking system
Admin. Code Public Service Commission
CR 00-065: CR Register
July 2001, No. 547 eff. 8-1-01; CR 06-112: r. (5) and (9), am. (7), (10) and
(11), r. and recr (13) Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07; CR 10-147:
renum. (1) to be (1s) and am., CR (1e), (1m), am. (2), CR (3m), am. (4), CR
(5), (5m), am. (6), CR (6g), (6r), am. (7), CR (7g), (7r), (9), renum. (10) to
be (10) (intro.) and am., CR (10) (a), (b), renum. (12) to be (17) and am., r.
(13), CR (14) to (16) Register March 2012 No. 675, eff. 4-1-12; republished to
insert text inadvertently excluded from (4) Register January 2014 No. 697; CR
13-040: am. (1m), (5), renum. (6g) (intro.) to (5g) (intro.) and am., renum.
(6g) (a) to (e) to (5g) (a) to (e) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14;
correction in (17) made under s.
Stats., Register April 2014 No. 700.
Amended by, CR
14-053: am. (17)
April 2015 No. 712, eff.5/1/2015.
Amended by, CR 20-083: cr. (5g) (dm)
October 2021 No. 790, eff.