WPS, WE Energies ask to freeze electricity rates

Posted at 4:30 p.m. on April 4, 2017

The Brillion News

MADISON – WE Energies (WE) and the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) have filed a proposal with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to freeze base electricity rates for all customers through the year 2019.

Customers would see four consecutive years without an increase to base rates as a result of this proposal. That means customers would pay the same base rates that have been in place since 2016.

“We also are asking the PSCW to let us extend a pricing program that has helped businesses expand their operations. The program has already helped create more than 2,000 Wisconsin jobs,” A WE Energies press release said. “Now, we want to make that program permanent.”

The company is asking the PSCW to make permanent a pricing option that allows industrial customers to manage their energy use more effectively and expand their operations.

The company said the rate freeze and pricing program are pro-business and have helped Wisconsin businesses add more than 2,000 jobs.WE Energies serves more than a million customers, mostly in the southern half of Wisconsin.

WPS serves more than 400,000 electric customers across northeastern and north central Wisconsin.

It is a division of Integrys, which is owned by WE Energies.

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