Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC)
Submitted: 10/12/2022 9:58:22 AM
Verified Petition of Vote Solar of Distributed Energy Resource Systems in Wisconsin
Public Comment Open Period:
09/26/2022 - 11/09/2022
Commentor Information:
Address: 1628 N Golf Glen, Unit D
City: Madsion   State:WI   Zip:53704
NOTE: Public comments are currently being accepted in lieu of testimony at a public hearing pursuant to a Notice of Hearing in this docket. For written comments submitted in lieu of testifying, only one comment may be submitted per person per comment period. Only the first comment a person submits in lieu of testifying at a public hearing may be accepted as part of the official record for this docket.
The distribution of power sources, e.g. local (including home-owned) is beneficial to the citizenry. It makes the electrical net more like the Internet, with multiple paths, providing robustness. I realize that selling power to the grid operators (power companies usually) reduces their revenue, and they must be compensated for maintaining the network. Yet with the ever increasing number of EVs requiring charging and with solar power generation often being a daytime affair, the entire usage paradigm is likely to invert; requiring more nighttime capacity. So energy storage (e.g. batteries) will become a factor as well. In conclusion we'll need all the energy we can muster without building fossil-fuel fired power plants.

Clark Johnson
Consulting Physicist (Retired)

I affirm that these comments are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

NOTE: This comment is submitted in lieu of testimony pursuant to a Notice of Hearing issued by the Commission in this docket. I affirm that these comments consist of my personal knowledge or opinion only, and that I have not included information prepared by another person, and that I have not previously submitted written public comments in this docket in response to this Notice of Hearing.