Clean Grid Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To advance the development of wind power and transmission in the Upper Midwest. Membership includes wind developers, turbine manufacturers, construction companies, and other supply chain businesses.

Lobbying Interests:
Promotion of policies that create stable markets for wind development.

CEO Name:
Beth Soholt
Executive Director

Contact
BS
Beth Soholt
570 Asbury St., Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 644-3400
lbrewster@windonthewires.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Erik Kanter Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 204
Assembly Bill 204
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/7/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/1/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: authorizing a city, village, town, or county to restrict placement of a wind energy system. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/2/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 862
Assembly Bill 862
Relating to: creating the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Development Authority to participate in and guarantee certain energy-related loans, implement other energy-related programs, and make certain grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Joint Resolution 3
Assembly Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: requiring the committees on assembly and senate organization to immediately appoint a joint task force on clean and renewable energy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 144
Senate Bill 144
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 53

None
Notification Date
4/7/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/1/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
3/18/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/13/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revenue: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/13/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/18/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
3/18/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development of the 2019-21 biennial state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2019-21 biennial state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/5/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Bills and rules related to electrical transmission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bills and rules related to electrical transmission

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB 4840 - Relating to creating a Wisconsin Renewable Energy Development Authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4840 - Relating to creating a Wisconsin Renewable Energy Development Authority

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/8/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB-1511 related to setbacks for wind energy systems
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1511 related to setbacks for wind energy systems

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/26/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/6/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

PSC 128, Wisconsin’s uniform wind siting rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC 128, Wisconsin’s uniform wind siting rule

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and/or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and/or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wind Energy and Wind Energy Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wind Energy and Wind Energy Development

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development of 2017-19 state budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of 2017-19 state budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$15,450.00
2017
July - December
$15,450.00
2018
January - June
$15,450.00
2018
July - December
$16,087.50
Total $62,437.50
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
19.50
2017
July - December
30.50
2018
January - June
7.00
2018
July - December
12.25
Total 69.25
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
43.50
2017
July - December
72.75
2018
January - June
35.50
2018
July - December
31.75
Total 183.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requiring the committees on assembly and senate organization to immediately appoint a joint task force on clean and renewable energy.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: authorizing a city, village, town, or county to restrict placement of a wind energy system. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
50 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 20 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
80 %
Total 15 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures