Building a bright, sustainable future
As the largest renewable energy investor in Wisconsin, we know the importance of clean energy. Our renewable energy facilities maintain reliability, deliver savings to our customers and support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and Wisconsin’s Task Force on Climate Change.
Reducing emissions is essential to building a bright, sustainable future. Clean energy investments are an important part of our goal to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation 60% by the end of 2025 and 80% by the end of 2030, compared to 2005 levels. We are also planning for a net-zero electric generation fleet by 2050.
Badger Hollow Solar Park
The Badger Hollow Solar Park is a 300-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Among the Midwest’s largest solar facilities, it is jointly owned by WEC Energy Group utilities We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), as well as Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). Each utility owns 100 MW of the energy produced. The solar facility is being built in two phases. The first 150 MW phase went into service in December 2021, while the second 150 MW phase is expected online in 2023.
Hodag Solar Park
Hodag Solar Park is a 7.5-MW solar facility located in Oneida County, Wisconsin. It is the first large-scale solar facility to be built in Wisconsin’s Northwoods region. The facility was brought online in early 2022.
Paris Solar-Battery Park
The Paris Solar-Battery Park was approved in March 2022. The facility features 200 MW of solar generation and 110 MW of battery storage — which can store solar-generated power and discharge it when the sun goes down, providing customers with “sunshine after sunset.”
The project is located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. We Energies and WPS will own 90% of the project, and MGE will own the other 10%. The project is scheduled to go into service in 2023.
Two Creeks Solar Park
The Two Creeks Solar Park is a 150-MW solar facility in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The facility made history when it went online in November 2020, becoming Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar energy park. The facility is jointly owned by WPS (100 MW) and MGE (50 MW).
Darien Solar Energy Center
The proposed Darien Solar Energy Center was announced in March 2021. The facility features 250 MW of solar generation and 75 MW of battery storage.
The project is located in Rock and Walworth counties, Wisconsin. We Energies and WPS would own 90% of the project, and MGE would own the other 10%. If approved, the project is scheduled to go into service in 2023.
Koshkonong Solar Energy Center
The proposed Koshkonong Solar Energy Center was announced in April 2021. The facility features 300 MW of solar generation and 165 MW of battery storage. If approved, the project would be the largest renewable energy project in the state.
The project is located in Dane County, Wisconsin. We Energies and WPS would own 90% of the project, and MGE would own the other 10%. If approved, the project is scheduled to go into service in 2024.
Solar Now is an innovative We Energies program that produces clean energy for all customers. Under the Solar Now program, We Energies partners with large business, nonprofit and government customers to host solar panels. We Energies leases space for the panels on roofs and unused land. Working with customers across the state, We Energies has completed projects with numerous partners including Harley-Davidson, University of Wisconsin — Parkside, the City of Racine, the School District of New Berlin, and Washington County.
Solar Now is a pilot program approved for up to 35 MW.
Glacier Hills Wind Park
Glacier Hills Wind Park is the largest wind farm in Wisconsin. The 162-MW facility is located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County. The facility is owned by We Energies. It began operation in 2011.
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy Center
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy Center is a 145-MW wind farm in northeast Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The facility is located in the towns of Calumet and Marshfield. The facility is owned by We Energies. It began operation in 2008.
Crane Creek Wind Farm
Crane Creek Wind Farm is a 99-MW wind farm located near Riceville in Howard County, Iowa. The facility is owned by WPS. It began operation in 2009.
Red Barn Wind Park
The proposed Red Barn Wind Park was announced in April 2021. The Red Barn Wind Park is a 92-MW wind facility planned to be built in Grant County, Wisconsin. WPS would own 90% of the project, and MGE would own the other 10%. If approved, the project is scheduled to go into service in 2022.
Other WEC Energy Group renewable energy projects
- 89-MW hydroelectric system at 13 dams (We Energies)
- 82-MW hydroelectric system at 17 dams (WPS)
- 61-MW Forward Wind Park (WPS)
- 30-MW Montfort Wind Energy Center (We Energies)
WEC Energy Group also owns WEC Infrastructure LLC, a subsidiary that owns a growing fleet of renewable generation facilities in the Midwest.