St. Croix Electric Cooperative (SCEC) purchases electricity that is generated by Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) using coal and renewable energy sources (click the underlined text for more information on DPC's Environmental Commitment). On July 8, 2014, SCEC energized Wisconsin's first fully-subscribed, member-supported solar garden, named Sunflower 1 (103 kW) (top photo). On May 24, 2017, Sunflower II was energized. Sunflower II (bottom photo) 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 Member Services Manager Nick Rude at 715-796-7000.
SCEC has published a series of documents for members to review when considering a DG system of their own:
- Myths vs. Facts
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Member Questions for Vendors (Solar)
- Top-10 Considerations Before Installation
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 $1.50 per month, members can support DPC's use of hydro, wind, biomass, landfill gas, manure digesters and solar generation. Click here for more information on Evergreen or to sign-up for the program.|