If you're interested in participating in the Farm Rewiring program,
WPS will work with you through every step. Here's how the
- Contact your WPS agricultural consultant
to initiate the program process and offer recommendations.
- Contact a qualified electrician* participating in the program sponsored
by WPS. Your agricultural consultant can provide you with a list
of qualified electricians. All work must be done by a qualified
- Stray voltage investigation scheduled and performed by WPS.
- Agricultural consultant reviews the comprehensive test results with you
and your electrician.
- Receive bids from qualified electricians and choose a qualified
electrician for your project.
- An energy audit will be performed on your farm. Participants will learn
how to cut energy costs well into the future. The Farm Rewiring program
covers the cost of changes made based on energy audit recommendations.
- Send a copy of your electrician's bill to your agricultural
- Inspection by a state electrical inspector or state certified commercial
electrical inspector, followed by a notice to your agricultural consultant
indicating that work is completed and code compliance is met.
- Once your agricultural consultant receives a copy of the
electrician's bill and inspector's report, he/she will calculate
the grant amount and initiate the loan, if applicable. A two-party check from
WPS will be mailed to you if the bill is not marked as paid. (Note:
No money will be paid until work is completed and inspected. Farmers need to
work with their electrician to make initial financial arrangement.)
- Follow-up stray voltage investigation by WPS upon request.
Findings will be submitted to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for
- Customers who have already participated in the Farm Rewiring program are
allowed to participate again after a five-year period, as long as their
initial farm-rewiring loan has been paid in full.
* Qualified electricians are ones who have successfully completed the 18-hour Farmstead Rewiring course sponsored by the DATCP.