MADISON WI – Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD) issued the following statement today in response to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s decision relating to third party financed distributed energy resources.

Statement from Kathi Kilgore, Executive Director of Faire Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland

“FRWD is disappointed in the PSC’s decision today to open dockets in response to an obviously coordinated effort by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and Vote Solar, which are essentially seeking agency approval to change the law on who can sell power in Wisconsin.

In the past, the PSC has correctly and repeatedly concluded that significant changes in energy policy, like what has been requested by MREA and Vote Solar, must come from the Legislature. Today’s actions by the PSC is potentially regulatory over-reach by a state agency. FRWD continues to firmly believe that only the Legislature can change Wisconsin’s law.”

About Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD)
Electricity is an essential element and a key part of the foundation that has fueled the growth of Wisconsin’s economy and promoted a higher quality of life for residents. Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD) advocates to (1) integrate distributed generation into Wisconsin’s electric infrastructure fairly (2) upgrade and maintain Wisconsin’s aging infrastructure as needed so that the flow of power continues to be reliable, and (3) ensures everyone in the state pays a fair rate and has full access to affordable energy and to sound, unbiased information about energy issues. FRWD members include utilities, labor, corporations, non-profit organizations, and the trades. More information at www.fairwisconsinrates.com, or find FRWD on Twitter and Facebook.

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