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2015 Annual Wisconsin Biogas Conference

November 12, 2015

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

Appleton, WI


The 2015 Annual Wisconsin Biogas Conference is an opportunity for the movers and shakers of Wisconsin's biogas industry to meet with biogas system operators, developers, and engineers to discuss the state of play of the state's biogas industry.


 Discussion topics include potential solutions to operational and organizational challenges within the industry, consulting and training of anearobic digester (AD) system operators, re-formulation of the design and construction phases of project development, the exciting advancement in AD technology, and more! Presenters include Wisconsin state legislators and policymakers; AD system operators, engineers, and developers; and representatives of the legal and financial services industries who have worked closely with biogas industry development in Wisconsin.


The 2015 Annual Wisconsin Biogas Conference is an annual event organized by the Wisconsin State Energy Office to give actors within this important industry a forum to exchange ideas and formulate a way forward for future biogas development.

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New Natural Gas Pipeline to Serve Customers Along Route Extending from New Lisbon to Oakdale

Residents and business owners in Oakdale will soon have access to safe and reliable natural gas service. Alliant Energy will begin installing the natural gas pipeline between New Lisbon and Oakdale the week of March 16. The project will include installation of approximately 15 miles of an eight-inch steel natural gas pipe starting in New Lisbon. The pipeline will route through Camp Douglas and end at the intersection of Horizon Avenue and CTH N southwest of Oakdale. Approximately 35 to 45 workers will be on site and Alliant Energy expects the project to be completed by the end of August 2015.

Weekly project updates will be available by calling 608-372-0320. Anyone interested in receiving natural gas service along the route after construction is completed should call the natural gas conversion hotline at 1-888-255-4254 for more information.

Alliant Energy Press Release

Wisconsin Refuels with Wood Energy Webinar Series

The State Energy Office, in partnership with the Statewide Wood Energy Team (SWET), will host a webinar series that will provide information related to using wood energy as an alternative to LP gas, fuel oil or electricity for heating and process heat.   Discussion topics will include:

  • How Wood Energy Compares to Fossil Fuels;
  • Wood Fuel Types & Combustion
  • Economics & Case Studies of Wood Combustion Systems;
  • Feasibility Assessment Tools;
  • Financing Options;
  • Wood Fuel Supply & Distribution; and
  • Cluster Development & District Heating.

To view past webinar presentations, go to http://www.wisconsinwoodenergy.org/wood-energy-webinar-series.html

Vernon Electric Cooperative Brings Community Solar to Western Wisconsin 

The members of Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) are reaping the benefit of solar power, without having to purchase, install or maintain solar panels on their roofs through Wisconsin’s first fully energized community solar farm.


Located just outside the administrative offices of VEC, the 1,001 panel installation, with a 305 KW capacity, sparkles in the sunlight amidst green grass, blue skies and yellow dandelions. Nearby over the next hill, is another solar installation–this one with a 517 KW capacity—installed by Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC), the generation utility for many of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives.Read more here ...


Gundersen Health System's Educational Programs


Gundersen Health System, a previous WI SEO grant recipient, is providing leadership for the healthcare industry to demonstrate that "green" is a healthy, socially responsible and economically beneficial strategy. Having nearly reached its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy needs in 2014 through the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, Gundersen Health system intends to share some of what it has learned throughout this journey in upcoming educational programs. To view these programs click here.

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 AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Wisconsin

The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the mostcomprehensive retail gasoline survey available.  Click here to view today's prices.

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