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Connecting Wind/Solar System

OEC wants to assist cooperative members interested in owning and installing a renewable generation system. If you’re a member of Oakdale Electric Cooperative and are interested in interconnected solar or wind generation call us at 800-241-2468 or send an e-mail to toneil@oakdalerec.com for complete information.

Things you need to know:

  1. There are rules concerning proper equipment, safety, liability and metering. Please contact us before you start your project to be sure your plans comply and your project goes smoothly.

  2. Review OEC’s checklist below that will help you navigate the interconnection process.

  3. Discuss your project with our employees for general information or specific needs. We applaud our members who are working to conserve energy and who support renewable energy. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Interconnection Checklist

Before you begin your interconnection project, review the Interconnection Checklist to help navigate your way through the process.

  1. Complete and submit the Wisconsin Public Service Commission Interconnection Application and Interconnection Agreement to Oakdale Electric Cooperative. These documents list the specifications of the equipment to be installed and estimates system performance. Your system provider or installer can provide this information. 
  2. Contact Focus on Energy for rebate availability.

  3. Provide a copy of your proof of liability insurance to OEC.

  4. OEC will review your plans from your PSC application and notify you of any necessary changes or approve the project to proceed as planned.  

  5. Notify OEC when the system is ready for inspection and interconnection.

  6. OEC performs a field inspection and test of the interconnected system components.  Upon passing all tests and inspections you would be cleared to begin generating energy. 

The links below will give you more information in navigating this process:
Distributed Generation Requirements 
Policy#84 Parallel Distributed Generation
Diagram-Renewable One Line
General Information (Questions to ask; considerations;FAQs; Myth vs. Fact; Glossary) 
Wiring Affidavit/Certificate for Electrician 

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