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Renewable Energy

SCEC purchases electricity generated by Dairyland Power Cooperative. DPC generates electricity by using both traditional and renewable energy resources to maintain a reliable supply of energy.

Find more about solar options in President/CEO Brian Zelenak's August 2021 Membership Matters column.

On July 8, 2014, SCEC energized Wisconsin's first fully-subscribed, member-supported Community Solar array, Sunflower 1 (103 kW). 

On May 24, 2017, Sunflower II was energized. Sunflower II is 2.34 megawatts (MW) - or 234,000 kilowatts (kW) - and part of a large network of solar arrays totaling 20 MW of generation capacity brought online by Dairyland Power Cooperative in 2016-17.

SCEC members interested in installing their own distributed generation DG system (a renewable energy system interconnected to SCEC's distribution system), should contact Director Member Services Jeff Wahlquist at 715-796-7000.  

SCEC has published a series of documents for members to review when considering a DG system of their own:

Click on the graphic to review interconnection guidelines and other information required
to install a solar DG system in SCEC's service area.

St. Croix Electric members can support the development of electricity from renewable sources by participating in Evergreen - a joint effort between DPC, SCEC and neighboring electric cooperatives. For as little as an additional $1 per month, members can support local renewable energy generation. Click here for more information on Evergreen or to sign-up for the program.















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