Rate Cases: CUB Weighs in for Lower Monopoly Profits, More Consumer Protections
September 7, 2023
Profits for monopoly utilities in Wisconsin have been too high for too long, with customers paying the price.
That was the core message in testimony the Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin (CUB) submitted to push back on utilities’ requests to raise rates yet again starting January 2024.
Bringing down high profits is an important step the state...
Annual Report: Savings and Advocacy Deliver for Customers
August 28, 2023
For CUB 2022 was a year of collaboration, much media attention, and additional savings for customers of Wisconsin utilities. The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin annual report for 2022 is out and can be viewed online here or by clicking on the photo below.
We made progress on reducing fixed charges on customers’ bills....
Rate hike hearings under way, public comments sought
August 25, 2023
Now is the time to weigh in on the rate increases monopoly utility customers may face over the next two years.
Four major utilities serving Wisconsin customers seek increases on bills that, if approved, would take effect Jan. 1. A fifth, Wisconsin Public Service, while still proposing to increase base rates, anticipates that increase would be...
Heat Warning: Tips for Saving energy while staying cool
August 23, 2023
With some of the hottest temperatures to hit Wisconsin in years gripping the state, CUB wants you to be safe, check on your neighbors and to use energy efficiently as you’re working to stay as cool as possible.
Cities and counties around Wisconsin announced that cooling centers will be open Wednesday to accommodate people who are...
PSC allows $117 million fuel surcharge
August 11, 2023
State regulators this week voted to allow Wisconsin Power & Light (WPL), to impose a $117 million surcharge linked to higher 2022 fuel costs, despite the fact that the utility failed to follow the terms of a contract for one of the fuels whose prices spiked.
Customers of WPL, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp., will...