3/29/10 WHEN'S THE NEXT SITING COUNCIL MEETING? -- ALSO---It's 8 members not 10, we were wrong, and two letters worth reading.
Notice of Wind Siting Council (WSC) meetings will be posted on the PSC website at least 24 hours in advance.
Click on the Events button or check the siting council docket 1-AC-231 for the latest postings.
This draft schedule of upcoming meetings was distributed at the 3/29/10 WSC Meeting. It is for planning purposes and is subject to change. Locations of future siting council meetings to be announced.
Thursday April 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
-Developing guiding principles- Developer/owner responsibility
Public Service Commission Building
610 North Whitney Way, Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday April 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM
-Developing guiding principles- Local and commission process
Friday April 9th 2010 9:00 AM
-Finalize Council's guiding principles.
Friday April 16th, 2010 at 1:30 PM
Review/Comment on first draft of rules-- developer/owner responsibilities
Thursday April 22, 2010 at 1:30 PM
Review/Comment on first draft of rules-- Siting, local and commission process
Thursday, April 29th, 2010- 1:30 (tentative-- meet only if necessary)
-Finalize review/ Comment on first draft of rules
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:00 AM
Review/Comment on Published Draft of Rules-- Siting; Local and Commission Process
Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 11:30 am (hold rest of day)
Review/ Comment on Published Draft of Rules-- Siting; Local and Commission Process.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Review/ Comment on Published Draft of Rules
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 -9:00 AM (hold entire day)
Finalize Comments on Published draft of rules.
Wednesday June 9, 2010 -9:00 AM (Tentative, only if necessary)
Finalize comments on Published Draft of Rules
What’s on the PSC siting council docket today?
Representative Ted Zigmunt writes a letter to the PSC regarding constituents concerns because the majority of members of the siting council are from Madison. Rep Zigmunt was told that ten out of the 15 member council were from Madison.
PSC Chairman Callisto says the number is incorrect. 8 out of the 15 are from Dane County, but the other counties represented are Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Rock and Washington.
Better Plan was glad to have checked the docket because we had it wrong on our last post. We've corrected the errors and urge anyone who finds errors on our website to contact us by clicking here so we may correct them.
For those who are following this story, both Representative Zigmunt’s letter and Chairman Callisto’s reply are well worth reading. Both letters show a level of concern about this issue that is encouraging.
Chairman Calliso’s reply also contains clear information that will be helpful to anyone who wants to follow the entire process, from postings on the WSC docket to attending siting council meetings which are open to the public.
You can read both Zigmunt and Callisto’s letters by going to the PSC website [CLICK HERE]
The docket number to enter is 1-AC-231.
Better Plan attended the first WSC meeting today and very much appreciated the level of access and transparency offered to members of the public.
We'll be posting more on today's the council meeting soon.