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According to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin, all 118 electric providers in the state have met the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for 2006, 49 providers have exceeded the requirements for the year, and most are well on their way to meeting the goals outlined for 2010.

This year, Wisconsin utilities have generated 110% of the 2006 requirement and, as a result, have over 230,000 renewable energy credits to use in the future, the PSC says. Currently, Wisconsin utilities generate about 4% of the state's electricity from renewable resources - just under half of the requirements for the year 2015.

In addition, the PSC notes, several recently approved wind energy projects will increase potential renewable generation in the state by 426 MW.

These projects include Forward Wind Energy's 98 MW wind farm in Fond du Lac County, expected to be completed in 2008; Blue Sky Green Field, We Energies' 200 MW wind farm in Fond du Lac County, expected to be completed in 2008; Cedar Ridge Wind Farm, Alliant Energy's 98 MW wind farm in Fond du Lac County, expected to be completed in 2008; and Top of Iowa, Madison Gas and Electric's 30 MW wind farm in Iowa, expected to be completed by early next year.


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