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Prepare for higher heating costs this winter

Brace yourselves for higher heating bills this winter, Wisconsin. Wisconsin utilities and the Energy Information Administration are warning of higher heating costs this winter given natural gas prices that are twice what they were a year ago. Depending on how severe the winter is, households could pay hundreds of dollars more this winter compared with …

MG&E Settlement: Clear Wins for Customers Include $4 Drop in Fixed Fee, $2 Million in Savings

MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board announced significant wins for Madison Gas & Electric’s residential and small business customers in a rate settlement filed with the Public Service Commission. Among the wins: $2 MILLION PER YEAR IN SAVINGS: The size of the overall increase customers would face is $2 million per year below what MGE …

CUB Annual Report 2020

Making Strides in a Tough Year: CUB Releases Annual Report, Announces Annual Meeting

CUB’s annual report highlights savings for customers, advocacy for those less fortunate during the pandemic and our work to position CUB for stability and strength in the years ahead. The 2020 Annual Report, available here, provides a snapshot of what Your Independent Consumer Voice worked on during the pandemic. The report thanks loyal CUB members …

Legislature Passes Bill to Strengthen Advocacy for Residential, Small Business Utility Customers

A plan to help level the playing field between consumers and utilities when it comes to advocacy for fairness and affordability is on the way to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk, after the state Senate unanimously endorsed it in a voice vote Tuesday. The bill, AB 27 and SB 47, received widespread bipartisan support, with unanimous …

$387 Million in Emergency Rental Aid Will Help Struggling Wisconsin Utility Customers

In response to the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin and local units of government have $387 million available to help renters with overdue rent payments and utility bills. Wisconsin’s Department of Administration this week unveiled a new $322 million program that will help renters pay overdue rent and utility bills. The program implements …

Feb. 15, 2021: CUB Applauds Move to Analyze Utility Customers’ Energy Burden

The Citizens Utility Board on Monday welcomed the state Public Service Commission’s move to have utilities measure the energy burden faced by their customers across the state. Starting this June, utilities will provide energy burden data to the PSC each year. The PSC also announced it is requiring utilities to file data regarding the diversity …

Action by Congress, PSC Could Aid Struggling Utility Customers

Legislation approved Monday by Congress will provide help to utility customers behind on their bills and low-income customers of water and wastewater utilities. In addition, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved an arrearage forgiveness program for low-income customers of Alliant Energy Corp. who are behind on their utility bills. “Taken together, these are …

Newsletter Updates 2020 Work, CUB Wishes Wisconsin Restful Holiday Season

CUB’s Fall Newsletter and Holiday Card is arriving in mailboxes across the state, so we’re happy to share it. We want you to have a happy and restful holiday season. It’s been a cataclysmic year. Our normal routines and lives have been turned upside down, and after all we’ve been through we hope you and …