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March/April 2023 Issue

Also in this issue: Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses Dark Store Evidence & Presumption of Correctness in Tax Assessment Claims     |     Public Service Commission Rules on Third Party Decisions     |     Wisconsin Public Records Law: Risk Of Attorney’s Fees Remains, Despite Voluntary Release     |     Denial of Permit Reversed on Certiorari Review as Being Based on an Incorrect Theory of Law

Public Service Commission Distributes $10 Million in Energy Innovation Grants

Recipients include Schools and Municipalities

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (“PSCW”) has made award determinations for the 2022 Energy Innovation Grant Program, funding 32 grant recipients for a total of $10 million. The monies are available through Department of Energy funding originally provided to the State of Wisconsin under the American Rescue and Recovery Act of 2009

Eligible recipients of the grant money include municipalities, municipal utilities, schools, and other local governments. This year’s recipients include the City of Sun Prairie, Madison Area Technical College, Southwest Technical College, the Village of Viola, the City of Antigo, the City of Appleton, the City of Menomonee, and the City of Middleton. Three broad categories of projects were supported: Renewable Energy and Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, and Comprehensive Energy Planning. 

Although applications are closed for this round of funding, another round of funding is expected to occur in 2024. Local governments interested in applying can find additional information at board​manclark​.com/​e​n​e​r​g​y​-​grant.

This newsletter is published and distributed for informational pur- poses only. It does not offer legal advice with respect to particular situations, and does not purport to be a complete treatment of the legal issues surrounding any topic. Because your situation may differ from those described in this Newsletter, you should not rely solely on this information in making legal decisions.

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