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Big Rate Hikes Sought for We Energies, WPS

Half of Wisconsin’s utility customers are facing big rate hikes in 2023 after We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service filed proposals Thursday to increase rates by more than 8% and 6%. This comes at a time when energy prices are already being affected by global market factors that have raised the price of natural gas, …

PSC Approves Costly Natural Gas Plant

State regulators on Thursday voted 2-to-1 to approve a proposal from Milwaukee and Green Bay utilities to build a new natural gas power plant at a cost of $171 million. The Citizens Utility Board urged the Public Service Commission to vote against the plant, citing concerns over the utilities’ overly optimistic assumptions about future natural …

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 …

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, …

November 14, 2019: PSC Misses Opportunity to Protect WPS Customers from Weston 3 Overruns

The Public Service Commission on Thursday missed a great opportunity to secure savings for utility customers in northeastern and north central Wisconsin. The rate decision by the PSC will require utility customers to pay for cost overruns plus profit totaling $89 million on a pollution control project that went 24% over budget. The project at …