Wisconsin okays new biogas generator for Madison Gas and Electric

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on Dec. 18 certified a small new biogas-fired generating facility as a renewable energy facility under state law.

On Nov. 18, Madison Gas and Electric requested that the commission certify GL Dairy Biogas LLC as a renewable facility. This 2.059-MW anaerobic digester uses biogas from animal waste and was placed in service
 on Nov. 27.

The facility consists of one 633 kW generator and one 1,426 kW generator, and is owned and operated by GL Dairy Biogas. The facility has met the criteria for certification as a renewable facility under Wisconsin code because: electricity is generated using a renewable resource; the applicant has completed the Renewable Facility Registration Report; and the applicant has demonstrated that the facility’s output is physically metered.

If there is a change in operating capacity or status of the facility, or if the applicant is no longer taking energy from the facility, Madison would need to promptly notify the commission in writing.

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