How to become a member
The Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group (WIEG) is a nonprofit consumer advocacy trade association for affordable and reliable energy. WIEG represents Wisconsin’s largest employers encompassing more than 50,000 employees, each of whom is a state taxpayer and utility ratepayer. WIEG members represent most major Wisconsin manufacturing industries including but not limited to paper, malting, automobile, food processing, chemical, metal casting, and fabricating. Most WIEG member companies have electric bills of over $1 million each month, and it is one of their top costs of doing business.
WIEG’s primary focus is to advocate for reliable and costs effective gas and electric service for Wisconsin energy consumers. Since the 1970’s, WIEG has intervened on behalf of its member companies before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Executive Branch State Agencies, State Legislature, Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington D.C. Substantial energy cost savings have resulted for member companies and all ratepayers due to WIEG’s lobbying efforts with legislation, utility rate cases and fuel cases.
In the last seven years, investor-owned utility rate hike requests have been reduced by roughly two-thirds for a total of over $1 billion. In addition, WIEG has successfully advocated for new market-based industrial tariffs. In just a few years, these efforts have resulted in savings of more than $120 million versus standard industrial tariffs.
For more information about the benefits of WIEG membership to your company, contact:
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group
10 E. Doty Street, Ste. 800
Madison, WI 53703
PH: 608 441 5740
FAX: 608 441 5741