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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 …

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 …

Finding Your Voice – What’s Your Role in our Energy Democracy?

The new issue of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine features an insightful look at Wisconsin’s complex energy system, breaking it down and explaining it in an accessible way. The article and a cool online feature by the academy help to simplify the wide variety of utilities that operate in the state and how they’re structured. Importantly, the …

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 …

Tallying Up Savings So Far From Utility Tax Cuts

Over the past few months Wisconsin’s major utilities have refunded tens of millions of dollars to you, passing along tax savings from corporate tax reform legislation that was enacted last year.  Based  on recent reports filed with the state Public Service Commission, the total amount given back already, primarily on July’s monthly bills, is well …