Register January 2017 No. 733
Chapter PSC 119
Subchapter I — General
PSC 119.01   Scope.
PSC 119.02   Definitions.
Subchapter II — General Requirements
PSC 119.03   Designated point of contact.
PSC 119.04   Application process for interconnecting DG facilities.
PSC 119.05   Insurance and indemnification.
PSC 119.06   Modifications to the DG facility.
PSC 119.07   Easements and rights-of-way.
PSC 119.08   Fees and distribution system costs.
PSC 119.09   Disconnection.
PSC 119.10   One-line schematic diagram.
PSC 119.11   Control schematics.
PSC 119.12   Site plan.
Subchapter III — Design Requirements
PSC 119.20   General design requirements.
PSC 119.25   Minimum protection requirements.
Subchapter IV — Equipment Certification
PSC 119.26   Certified paralleling equipment.
PSC 119.27   Non-certified paralleling equipment.
Subchapter V — Testing of DG Facility Installations
PSC 119.30   Anti-islanding test.
PSC 119.31   Commissioning tests for paralleling equipment in Categories 2 to 4.
PSC 119.32   Additional test.
PSC 119.40   Right to appeal.
subch. I of ch. PSC 119 Subchapter I — General
PSC 119.01 PSC 119.01Scope. This chapter implements s. 196.496, Stats. It applies to all DG facilities with a capacity of 15 MW or less that are interconnected, or whose owner seeks to have interconnected, to an electric public utility's distribution system. It also applies to all electric public utilities to whose distribution systems a DG facility is interconnected, or to which interconnection is sought. These rules establish uniform statewide standards for the interconnection of DG facilities to an electric distribution system.
PSC 119.01 History History: CR 03-003: cr. Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04.
PSC 119.02 PSC 119.02Definitions. In this chapter:
PSC 119.02(1) (1) “ANSI" means American National Standards Institute.
PSC 119.02(2) (2) “Applicant" means the legally responsible person applying to a public utility to interconnect a DG facility to the public utility's distribution system.
PSC 119.02(3) (3) “Application review" means a review by the public utility of the completed standard application form for interconnection, to determine if an engineering review or distribution system study is needed.
PSC 119.02(4) (4) “Category 1" means a DG facility of 20 kW or less.
PSC 119.02(5) (5) “Category 2" means a DG facility of greater than 20 kW and not more than 200 kW.
PSC 119.02(6) (6) “Category 3" means a DG facility of greater than 200 kW and not more than 1 MW.
PSC 119.02(7) (7) “Category 4" means a DG facility of greater than 1 MW and not more than 15 MW.
PSC 119.02(8) (8) “Certified equipment" means a generating, control or protective system that has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory as meeting acceptable safety and reliability standards.
PSC 119.02(9) (9) “Commission" means the public service commission of Wisconsin.
PSC 119.02(10) (10) “Commissioning test" means the process of documenting and verifying the performance of a DG facility so that it operates in conformity with the design specifications.
PSC 119.02(11) (11) “Customer" means any person who is receiving electric service from a public utility's distribution system.
PSC 119.02(12) (12) “DG" means distributed generation.
PSC 119.02(13) (13) “DG facility" has the meaning given in s. 196.496 (1), Stats.
PSC 119.02(14) (14) “Distribution feeder" means an electric line from a public utility substation or other supply point to customers that is operated at 50 kV or less, or as determined by the commission.
PSC 119.02(15) (15) “Distribution system" means all electrical wires, equipment, and other facilities owned or provided by a public utility that are normally operated at 50 kV or less.
PSC 119.02(16) (16) “Distribution system study" means a study to determine if a distribution system upgrade is needed to accommodate the proposed DG facility and to determine the cost of any such upgrade.
PSC 119.02(17) (17) “Engineering review" means a study that may be undertaken by a public utility, in response to its receipt of a completed standard application form for interconnection, to determine the suitability of the installation.
PSC 119.02(18) (18) “Fault" means an equipment failure, conductor failure, short circuit, or other condition resulting from abnormally high amounts of current from the power source.
PSC 119.02(19) (19) “IEEE" means Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
PSC 119.02(20) (20) “Interconnection" means the physical connection of a DG facility to the distribution system so that parallel operation can occur.
PSC 119.02(21) (21) “Interconnection disconnect switch" means a mechanical device used to disconnect a DG facility from a distribution system.
PSC 119.02(22) (22) “Inverter" means a machine, device, or system that converts direct current power to alternating current power.
PSC 119.02(23) (23) “Islanding" means a condition on the distribution system in which a DG facility delivers power to customers using a portion of the distribution system that is electrically isolated from the remainder of the distribution system.
PSC 119.02(24) (24) “kV" means kilovolt.
PSC 119.02(25) (25) “kW" means kilowatt.
PSC 119.02(26) (26) “Material modification" means any modification that changes the maximum electrical output of a DG facility or changes the interconnection equipment, including:
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