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Consumer Groups Applaud PSC Vote to Refinance $100 Million from Retired Power Plant

$40 million in savings projected from securitization for Pleasant Prairie Plant PSC vote advances key element of 2019 rate case settlement with consumer groups, We Energies The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, Inc. (WIEG) applauded the Public Service Commission for this morning’s vote to approve an application from We Energies …

CUB Weekly Update 8.20.2020

Applications Utility Name Case Type Utility Type ERF Link City of Oshkosh Water Utility Construction Water PSC REF# 395269 Darien Solar Energy Center Construction Electric PSC REF# 395321 Marshfield Utilities Construction Combined Utility PSC REF# 395325 Alliant Energy Construction Electric PSC REF# 395172 Muscoda Light And Water Utility Rates Tariffs – Electric PSC REF# 395372 …

July 23, 2020: Wisconsin regulators cite surge in COVID-19 cases, delay shutoffs of utility customers

Disconnections of utility customers in Wisconsin won’t start this weekend after the Public Service Commission voted to delay shutoffs until Sept. 1, citing worsening COVID-19 statistics in Wisconsin.  The PSC voted 2-1 Thursday to require utilities to hold off on disconnecting residential customers who are behind on their bills, citing changed circumstances since the Commission’s last meeting on …

July 16, 2020: Utility disconnections: CUB seeks delay in shutoffs, urges those in need to seek energy, rental aid

Preview(opens in a new tab) The Citizens Utility Board, Wisconsin’s utility consumer advocate, is calling for utilities to be flexible with customers, waive penalties for nonpayment and delay disconnecting customers who are behind on their bills until the fall. Wisconsin citizens were spared disconnection of their utility services because of the executive orders issued by …

Mid-Year Update on Coal and Nuclear Costs, and Rate Cases

 We’re almost halfway through a strange and tumultuous year, and that makes now a good time to update you on a number of our cases at the Public Service Commission.  Here’s a look at some of the cases we’re tracking:  Coal plant retirement costs: CUB will be filing comments this summer on the Strategic Energy Assessment, …

CUB Fall Newsletter: Turning 40, negotiating for customer wins, holding the line on fixed fees

We’ve got some important updates to share in our fall newsletter and holiday card, which has just been published. Check it out here. You’ll find updates on our 40th Anniversary Celebration in Madison, as we celebrated nearly 40 years to the day from when Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus signed into law the bill creating the …