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Making Strides in a Tough Year: CUB Releases Annual Report, Announces Annual Meeting

CUB Annual Report 2020

CUB’s annual report highlights savings for customers, advocacy for those less fortunate during the pandemic and our work to position CUB for stability and strength in the years ahead. The 2020 Annual Report, available here, provides a snapshot of what Your Independent Consumer Voice worked on during the pandemic. The report thanks loyal CUB members …

April 1, 2021: Consumer Advocacy Takes Leap Forward As Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan PSC Bill into Law

MADISON, APRIL 1, 2021 — The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin on Thursday released the following statement after Gov. Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 27 into law as Wisconsin Act 24. The law, which the Legislature passed with unanimous bipartisan support this month, enables stable funding for CUB’s work as the consumer advocate for homeowners, …

Legislature Passes Bill to Strengthen Advocacy for Residential, Small Business Utility Customers

A plan to help level the playing field between consumers and utilities when it comes to advocacy for fairness and affordability is on the way to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk, after the state Senate unanimously endorsed it in a voice vote Tuesday. The bill, AB 27 and SB 47, received widespread bipartisan support, with unanimous …

What’s Ahead for CUB in 2021

Affordability. Fairness. Equity. Safety. These are front and center for CUB as we gear up for another year as the voice for small businesses, homeowners and renters across Wisconsin.   Let’s take a quick look at the trends we’re seeing for 2021 affecting the energy and utility landscape.   First off, the pandemic. As we all continue …

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 …

US Rankings: Power Prices in Wis. Are Out of Whack

Last year, when I took over as executive director of the Citizens Utility Board the first thing I did was find out the price Wisconsin pays for electricity compared with other states. These stats aren’t hard to find, if you know where to look. But what I found wasn’t easy to take. Wisconsin customers are …

April 16, 2014: CUB Sues PSC – Rate Discrimination Alleged

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2014 CUB Sues PSC – Rate Discrimination Alleged MADISON — Today, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) filed a lawsuit challenging a Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (Commission) decision that would force We Energies’ electric ratepayers to pay more than $250 million to subsidize big business steam customers in downtown Milwaukee.  …

December 15, 2011: CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers Millions

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2011 CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers More Than $22 Million MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved new electric rates for Alliant  Energy, which will take effect on January 1, 2012.  The Citizens Utility Board participated in the case, and made suggestions that reduced the rate increase by …

November 16, 2010: Consumers Should Not Pay for Million-dollar Bonuses for Utility Executives

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2010 Consumers Should Not Pay for Million-dollar Bonuses for Utility Executives Statement of Charlie Higley, Executive Director The Citizens Utility Board calls on the commissioners of the Public Service Commission to make sure that consumers don’t pay for millions of dollars of bonuses, stock options, and other “incentive compensation” lavished …

July 6, 2010: CUB Sues PSC Regarding Subsidies for Industrial Customers

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2010 CUB Sues PSC Regarding Subsidies for Industrial Customers MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board filed a lawsuit on Friday, July 2 against the Public Service Commission for its decision to allow Wisconsin Power & Light to give discounts to industrial customers that will likely be subsidized by residential customers …