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Check out CUB’s first small business webinar

CUB is partnering with different organizations to provide perspectives and resources for small businesses about the changing world of energy and utilities. The series debuted last week, and if you missed it you can watch it here and find all the presentations here. The first webinar, “Business Energy Trends 2022: Challenges & Opportunities for Your …

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 …

Prepare for higher heating costs this winter

Brace yourselves for higher heating bills this winter, Wisconsin. Wisconsin utilities and the Energy Information Administration are warning of higher heating costs this winter given natural gas prices that are twice what they were a year ago. Depending on how severe the winter is, households could pay hundreds of dollars more this winter compared with …

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, …

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 …