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August 20, 2019: PSC misses the mark by approving a risky power line that may never deliver on its promises

Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin (CUB) strongly disagrees with Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) approval today of a $500 million power line project from Dubuque, Iowa to Middleton, Wisconsin. CUB’s legal brief in the case, filed in July, disputes evidence claiming that the line is needed for reliability and that it will deliver promised …

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 …

PSC endorses $128 million ‘Rent-a-Roof’ pilot for We Energies

The Public Service Commission adopted a solar program for We Energies on Thursday that could cost customers more than $128 million over the next 30 years and increase rates by nearly $8 million in the first year of operation. The PSC approved a program known as Solar Now that would allow We Energies to own the solar …

PSC Requires Recovery Plan for Madison Water Utility

In approving a rate hike for Madison Water Utility (MWU) customers, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) took the unusual move to require the utility to submit a plan to shore up its finances and reduce its reliance on borrowing. The state regulators decided that Madison Water Utility will have to more closely monitor its …

Settlements Approved: Give and Take Lead to Good Deals for Customers

We’ve got good news for customers of utilities based in Madison, thanks to settlements CUB and other stakeholders have negotiated with utilities. In August, state regulators unanimously approved a settlement that will keep rates stable for the next two years for Wisconsin Power and Light, the Alliant Energy utility based in Madison. Then, just last …