2014 News Articles

The Commission approves a 2.2% electric rate hike for NSPW in 2015. NSPW's
natural gas rates will not change.
(12/23/14)

EPA rules that coal ash should not be treated as hazardous waste. (12/19/14)

Commission votes to maintain the schedule in the WEC acquisition docket.
(12/18/14)

Business and consumer coalition press for more scrutiny of the WEC
acquisition docket.
(12/15/14)

Coal shipping cost increases to hit WPL customers. (12/4/14)

WPSC proposes a new $550 million, 400 MW natural gas-fired plant near
Kaukauna.
(12/2/14)

FERC postpones rate increase for the ratepayers in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula.
(12/1/14)

PSC and DNR join the utilities and business groups with critical comments
regarding EPA¹s proposed 111(d) regulations.
(12/1/14)

EPA¹s new ozone limits could place restrictions on industry. (11/26/14)

MGE rate case approved with an average electric 4% increase and a -2%
natural gas decrease for the large customers.

WEPCO rate case approved with a net zero increase for industrial customers
through 2016.
(11/14/14)

Focus on Energy developing a loan fund for their renewable projects.
(11/10/14)

ATC¹s latest ten year plan has $3.3 - $3.9 billion in projects around the
state.
(11/8/14)

Commission approves WPSC rate case with a $25 million or 3% electric
increase.
(11/6/14)

WPL proposes a new $725 million, 650 MW natural gas-fired plant near Beloit.
(11/6/14)

Michigan protests the proposed WEC acquisition of Integrys. (10/25/14)

Business groups win short delay in WEC acquisition docket. (10/3/14)

PSC: the need for ATC¹s $300 million Bay Lake project in northern Wisconsin
will be scrutinized.
(10/1/14)

Business groups want delay in decision on WEC acquisition docket. (9/25/14)

WIEG and CUB challenge the SSR payments that WEPCO ³double dipped² when they booked it as revenue. (9/23/14)

WEPCO introduces $62 million coal storage expansion project for the power
plants in Oak Creek.
(9/22/14)

Commissioner Nowak says the EPA¹s proposed 111(d) rule could cost Wisconsin
ratepayers between $10 to $20 billion.
(9/15/14)

WEPCO offers rate relief to some plants via real time pricing. (9/13/14)

Rep. Krug receives ³Legislator of the Year² Award from WIEG. (9/12/14)

Wisconsin loses “cheap power” status; will it return? (9/12/14)


Rate freeze promise in Illinois raises questions for WEC acquisition proposal in Wisconsin.
(9/12/14)


Jolted by rate surge: Debate over WEPCO electric rates amp up. (9/12/14)


As Klappa energizes his company, rates rankle customers
. (9/11/14)

MGE and WEC create joint venture, may bid for state plants. (8/29/14)


Electric rates could rise 5% in January for We Energies customers.
(8/23/14)


ATC-Xcel transmission project could cost up to $580 million. (8/19/14)


MGE customers will receive $6.7 million refund.
(8/14/14)



Securities filing outlines details of Wisconsin Energy-Integrys deal.
(8/13/14)

FERC ruling could cut Wisconsin utilities’ profits. (8/8/14)

WEC submits application to the PSC for their acquisition of IEG. (8/6/14)

Wisconsin Energy will challenge some parts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. (8/1/14)

Xcel created two new subsidiaries to develop interstate transmission projects. (7/31/14)

Exelon to purchase the non-regulated Integrys Energy Services. (7/30/14)

FERC ruling could shift $26 million from Wisconsin electricity customers to Michigan customers. (7/29/14)

WPL completes $600 million FGD project and submits $150 million SCR project for the Columbia Energy Center. (7/14/14)

PSC to create a revolving loan fund for renewable projects. (7/10/14)

Xcel management blamed for cost overruns at Monticello nuclear plant. (7/9/14)

WEPCO files for a $25 million fuel flexibility project for the Oak Creek power plants. (7/8/14)

WPL files for a $150 million SCR for Columbia. (7/2/14)

PSC: Wisconsin is ahead of other states in transmission investments. (7/2/14)

PSC authorizes bill credits for WEPCO and WPSC for decreased fuel costs. (7/2/14)

MGE agreement: residential fixed charge goes up, but not as much. (7/1/14)

Growing number of solar panels a concern for Wisconsin’s utilities. (6/28/14)

WPL to ask for 7% - 8% higher industrial rates to meet rising fuel costs. (6/27/14)

PSC approved the Construction Application for the 80-mile, $180 million Wisconsin Gas pipeline in western Wisconsin. (6/25/14)

Wisconsin’s 10% renewable mandate law had a 2.7% statewide rate impact in 2012. (6/25/14)

Wisconsin Energy Corp. to acquire Integrys Energy Group for $9.1 billion. (6/24/14)

MGE proposes to raise their monthly fixed charge. (6/18/14)

WPSC proposes to raise their monthly fixed charge. (6/14/14)

Kewaunee closing makes Wisconsin's task to meet EPA rules tougher. (6/14/14)

State utilities are in compliance with the 10% renewable mandate. (6/12/14)

Commission approves WPL’s two-year rate freeze application. (6/6/14)

State must reduce emissions by 34% under EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules for existing power plants. (6/2/14)

EPA greenhouse gas rules for existing power plants may force utilities to reduce coal use. (5/31/14)

WEPCO files for a 1.8% rate increase. (5/30/14)

NSPW files for 3.2% rate case reopener. (5/29/14)

WPSC warns of rate increases. (5/17/14)

ATC submits another $300 million section of the Bay Lake project for northern Wisconsin. (5/1/14)

Industry has cost concerns with proposed expansion of renewable mandate. (5/1/14)

With no backup plan, MISO trapped in relationship with the aging Presque Isle plant. (4/30/14)

The US Supreme Court upheld EPA’s CSAPR air emissions case. (4/29/14)

MGE files for a 2.8% electric rate case. (4/18/14)

WEPCO receiving SSR payments to keep the Presque Isle plant running in the U.P. (4/17/14)

CUB sues the PSC over the decision the Valley Power Plant cost allocation decision. (4/16/14)

WPSC plans to retire the 60 MW coal-fired Weston Unit 1 and also to convert the 75 MW Weston Unit 2 from coal to natural gas. (4/11/14)

WPL files for another two-year electric rate freeze plan. (4/9/14)

WPSC files for an 8% electric rate increase. (4/1/14)

Integrys CEO says transition to lower carbon footprint will take time. (3/26/14)

WPSC plans to retire Pulliam units 5 & 6, a combined total of 112 MW, by 2015. (3/13/14)

Xcel lays out plan to get halfway to state's 2020 solar goal. (3/3/14)

The cost estimate of Weston 3 retrofit increased to $345 million. (2/28/14)

WPSC signs agreement for 108 MW from Manitoba Hydro in 2016. (2/28/14)

State legislative Democrats propose 30% by 2030 renewable mandate. (2/26/14)

WPL is exploring the possibility of another rate freeze. (2/25/14)

Utilities are split over bill changing transmission line permitting process. (2/24/14)

Alliant Energy announces retirements and promotions. (2/11/14)

CapX2020 transmission line opponents won’t give up despite setback. (2/11/14)

We Energies 85-mile, $170 million natural gas lateral testimony filed at the PSC. (2/7/14)

WEC announces 10 year capital expenditures plan of at least $650 million each year.
(2/6/14)

Xcel sues General Electric over the explosion of the 900 MW coal-fired Sherco Unit 3.
(2/6/14)

We Energies looks to sell Presque Isle plant in Michigan’s U.P.
(2/3/14)

PSC approves conversion of downtown Valley Power Plant from coal to natural gas. (1/30/14)

Natural gas supplies are holding up here but January heat bills will be higher. (1/29/14)

Frigid weather leads to record-setting energy use.
(1/27/14)

MPUC staff and utilities attack the ruling by the ALJ in favor a major solar project over a proposed natural gas-fired plant.
(1/21/14)

Integrys to sell U.P. regulated utility to British investment fund. (1/20/14)

Citizen groups ask PSC to reopen CapX2020 decision.
(1/10/14)

We Energies' customers' natural gas use breaks record amid deep freeze.
(1/8/14)

ATC names Bill Marsan as general counsel.
(1/7/14)

Utilities prepare for bitter blast. Some businesses in western Wisconsin may be asked to reduce natural gas use as frigid air spreads across state.
(1/3/14)

Higher utility costs expected
. (1/3/14)

Minnesota ALJ rules in favor of solar plan over proposed natural gas-fired plant
. (1/2/14)


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