Governor Walker has directed the Public Service Commission, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection to work together on an effort to align anaerobic digester/water treatment system technology with all sizes of dairy farms in environmentally sensitive areas of the state with the goal of improving water quality, nutrient management, and renewable energy. The agencies released a request for proposals on January 3, 2017, seeking applications for an integrated anaerobic digester system.
The agencies will be hosting a webinar on June 5, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to ask clarifying questions in advance of the RFP deadline. To register for the webinar, please follow this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4902787602054934019
Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative proposals and approaches to address wastewater and nutrient management concerns while creating economic renewable energy that benefits farmers and the local communities. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. CST, July 3, 2017.
The agencies have issued an errata to the RFP that highlights minor changes and clarifications as a result of questions received from the public and potential applicants, as well as clarifying the evaluation process. The updated RFP may be viewed here: https://psc.wi.gov/Documents/OEI/RFP/RFPErrata.pdf