News Articles


August 2, 2022

MISO approved the $10.3 billion Tranche 1 of its Long-Range Transmission Planning Proposal. Manufacturers and customer groups are very concerned about the additional regulatory barriers to competition and the unnecessary costs passed along to the ratepayers.


June 29, 2022

All of the state’s investor-owned utilities have delays in large solar projects from a combination of the federal government’s antidumping investigation and continuing global supply chain issues.


June 26, 2022

WEPCO and WPL coal-fired plants to run longer due to reliability and supply chain concerns.


May 21, 2022

Grid monitor warns of blackouts amid growing demand and shrinking supply.


April 28, 2022

WEPCO filed for a base rate case requesting an 8.4% average electric increase in 2023 (industrial customers 11-14%). WPSC filed for a base rate case requesting a 6.2% average electric increase (industrial customers 5-9%).


March 18, 2022

State regulators approve $433M purchase of Paris solar-battery park despite ratepayer objections.


January 22, 2022

With billions at stake, Wisconsin lawmakers seek to block powerline competition.


November 24, 2021

The PSC approved MGE’s rate case.


November 22, 2021

The PSC approved WPL’s rate case.


November 19, 2021

The PSC approved NSPW’s rate case.


September 8, 2021

MGE files rate case settlement agreement.


September 8, 2021

Judge allows competitor to join case in sale of Kewaunee nuke plant; customer funds at stake.


August 31, 2021

NSPW filed a rate case settlement agreement.


May 28, 2021

Alliant reaches deal to recover costs tied to its clean energy transition as it plans to raise rates.


May 7, 2021

MGE, Alliant seek electricity rate hikes for 2022 as tax savings exhausted.


March 30, 2021

WEC Energy Group utilities won’t seek potential 4-6% rate increase for 2022.


February 26, 2021

As coal plants close, advocates want relief for Wisconsin ratepayers.


February 2, 2021

Alliant says it will close its last Wisconsin coal-fired power plant by 2024; Columbia Energy Center has operated for nearly 50 years.


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.


November 25, 2020

Regulators approve 1-year electricity rate freeze, 4.1% gas increase for MGE customers.