Coalition efforts to block passage of monopoly construction legislationPosted March 15, 2022
WIEG helped build a coalition to defeat this anti-competition, anti-consumer legislation in the 2021-2022 session. Although the bills failed to advance out of committee, we need to keep this coalition together as utilities may try to revive the bill in 2023 or attempt to add this language to the 2023-2025 state budget. Please contact us to find out how you can be part of the growing coalition.
WIEG is currently negotiating three rate cases (WPL, NSPW and MGE)Posted May 7, 2021
MGE, Alliant seek electricity rate hikes for 2022 as tax savings exhausted.
As coal plants close, advocates want relief for Wisconsin ratepayersPosted February 25, 2021
Customer advocates encourage securitization or other creative financing for stranded assets.
Alliant says it will close the coal-fired Columbia Energy Center by 2024Posted February 2, 2021
Now that we have an example of a Wisconsin utility implementing environmental trust bonds, we recommend the strong consideration of securitization or other creative financing tools when a large power plant is shut down. Avoiding rate increases helps our economy overall and helps our manufacturers remain competitive in global markets.
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Waste heat technology ITCPosted January 6, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 included a 26% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for “Waste Energy Recovery Property.” Waste Heat Recovery/Waste Heat to Power technology now has tax treatment similar to other generation from renewable resources. WIEG appreciates the hard work and bipartisan effort of Congressional manufacturing champions to get the waste heat ITC across the finish line.