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April 11, 2019: PSC trims costs to customers as it endorses biggest solar projects in state history

The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin on Thursday welcomed a decision by state regulators that paves the way for the largest solar projects in state history while also protecting utility customers from costly overruns. By a 2-0 vote, the PSC endorsed both the 300-megawatt Badger Hollow solar project in Iowa County as well as the …

March 1, 2019: Consumers Asked to Weigh in to Keep Natural Gas Meters Safe

A pair of Wisconsin utilities are proposing changes that would permit fewer inspections of natural gas meters to ensure they are working properly and safely.  The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin is encouraging customers to submit public comments by noon Monday, March 4 about the proposals, filed by Xcel Energy Corp.’s Northern States Power Co. and Alliant Energy …

February 28, 2019: CUB celebrates 40 years of advocacy

The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin will celebrate four decades of standing up to power on behalf of homeowners, renters and small businesses on April 7 in Milwaukee. Lakefront Brewery, a CUB small business member, will host the event starting at 6:30 p.m. CUB, the state’s independent consumer voice, was created in 1979 to advocate …

July 17, 2018: MGE Settlement Delivers Big Win for Customers

For Immediate Release:    July 17, 2018 More Information: Tom Content, (608) 251-3322 x 12, (414) 550-4712 (cell) A Big Win for Customers: MGE Rate Settlement Cuts Costs, Keeps Fixed Charge from Rising MADISON, Wis. – Electric bills for customers of Madison Gas and Electric Co. are poised to fall under a far-reaching settlement negotiated by …

May 25, 2018: Alliant Customers to Benefit from Settlement

For Immediate Release:   May 25, 2018 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Alliant Customers Can Expect Savings from Settlement with Customer Groups, Tax Reform MADISON, Wis. — The Citizens Utility Board is pleased to have reached a settlement with Alliant Energy Corp. that would bring base rates back to 2017 …

December 7, 2017: Xcel Energy customers face higher fixed fees

For Immediate Release:   December 7, 2017 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Xcel Energy customers face higher fixed fees, PSC misses opportunity to rein in monopoly profits MADISON, Wis. — Xcel Energy customers will see higher utility costs, including an electric rate hike for the ninth straight year, in …

September 21, 2017: Governor Walker signs Budget Supporting Utility Customer Advocacy

For Immediate Release:   September 21, 2017 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Governor Walker signs Budget Supporting Utility Customer Advocacy With the state biennial budget signed into law, the Citizens Utility Board would like to express its appreciation for state government leaders who worked to restore funding for groups that …

September 7, 2017: Rate Decision Locks in High Costs for We Energies Customers

For Immediate Release:   September 7, 2017 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Rate Decision Locks in High Costs for We Energies Customers A decision to approve a rate proposal filed by We Energies and its sister utility will leave rates too high for the next two years while giving a select …

March 6, 2017: Citizens Utility Board Hires New Executive Director

For Immediate Release:   March 6, 2017 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Citizens Utility Board Hires New Executive Director MADISON — Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin (CUB) is pleased to announce that it has hired Tom Content as its new Executive Director, effective March 13, 2017. Mr. Content comes to CUB …

January 11, 2016: CUB Opposes Repeal of Nuclear Ratepayer Protection Law

For Immediate Release:   January 11, 2016 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Citizens Utility Board Opposes Repeal of Wisconsin’s Nuclear Ratepayer Protection Law MADISON — Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin (CUB) opposes passage of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 384.  AB 384 would repeal statutory language that helps protect Wisconsin’s electric utility …