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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, …

Power Plant Projects Need Rigorous Review

As 2022 starts we are gearing up for a big year with a high-profile rate case involving the two utilities owned by WEC Energy Group, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. While we prepare for that, it hasn’t been a quiet time in the PSC case arena.  Our regulatory team is focused on plans for building new power …

MG&E Settlement: Clear Wins for Customers

MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board announced significant wins for Madison Gas & Electric’s residential and small business customers in a rate settlement filed with the Public Service Commission. Among the wins: $2 MILLION PER YEAR IN SAVINGS: The size of the overall increase customers would face is $2 million per year below what MGE …

Newsletter Updates 2020 Work, CUB Wishes Wisconsin Restful Holiday Season

CUB’s Fall Newsletter and Holiday Card is arriving in mailboxes across the state, so we’re happy to share it. We want you to have a happy and restful holiday season. It’s been a cataclysmic year. Our normal routines and lives have been turned upside down, and after all we’ve been through we hope you and …

Savings Extended for Another Year for MG&E Customers

Customers of Madison Gas & Electric Co. will continue paying less next year for electricity than they were paying in 2018 under a rate settlement approved Tuesday. The state Public Service Commission voted unanimously to endorse a rate settlement that will keep electricity rates at the same level in 2021 as it has been for …

Stability Amid Pandemic: MG&E Settlement Would Leave Electric Rates Unchanged in 2021

CUB reached a settlement with Madison Gas & Electric in its 2021 rate case to keep electricity costs from going up in a time of pandemic and economic pain. The draft settlement was filed with the Public Service Commission on Friday and will be reviewed by the PSC in the coming weeks and months. Under …

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, …

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 …

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 …

July 11, 2013: CUB Helps Freeze MGE Electric Rates

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2013 CUB Helps Freeze MGE Electric Rates MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved keeping the electric rates of Madison Gas & Electric at the same levels in 2014. The Citizens Utility Board and other consumer groups and businesses, including the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group and Airgas Merchant Gases, …