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WUI 2018 Regional Meetings: Information & Links Below

Wednesday, June 13 – Madison
Alliant Offices, 4902 N Biltmore Lane
8:30am – 11:30am

Continental breakfast (free), meeting and presentations,
shareholder-owned utility booths and tour Alliant solar garden.

This meeting is complete

Thursday, June 21 – Oshkosh
LaSure’s Banquet & Catering Hall, 3125 S. Washburn Street
8:30am – 11:30am

Continental breakfast (free), meeting and presentations
and shareholder-owned utility booths.

Click Here to Register for Oshkosh Meeting

Thursday, August 23 – Stillwater, Minnesota
Lowell Inn, 102 North 2nd Street

8:30 -11:30am
Exhibits, sit down breakfast
and meeting.
Meeting is held jointly with the
Minnesota Utility Investors each
year in alternating states.

Click Here to Register for Stillwater Meeting

Save the Dates, WUI 2018 Events

Are you wondering what the benefits are to being a member of the Wisconsin Utility Investors, Inc?  Save the date and please plan to come to the WUI Regional Meeting nearest you.  More details and a registration link will be coming soon.

Our 2018 Annual Meeting of Members is one you won’t want to miss!  This year, Members are invited to the Harley-Davidson Museum® and will have a complimentary museum pass to be used that day or within 3 months. 

…Talk about a benefit of membership!

Wisconsin Utility Investors 2016 REGIONAL MEETINGS!



Do you have friends who care about supporting
healthy shareholder-owned utilities? Invite them to
a complimentary WUI Regional Meeting!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – La Crosse
Registration and Booths:  9:00am
Meeting:  10:00am – 1:30pm
Best Western Riverfront Hotel, La Crosse


*Click on the link above to register!

*Registration is also available by calling the WUI Offices at 608-310-5316.


Also, Save the date:


September 15, Green Bay, at the National Train Museum!

You Are Invited to the WUI/MUI Joint Regional Meeting!

Speaker * Trade Show * Luncheon *
Bingo and Prizes

October 23, 2014
Water Street Inn
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 

Timeline for Event
 9:00 a.m.   Registration, Booths, Coffee
 10:00 a.m   Welcome
 10:10 a.m.  Solar Energy in MN and WI –
             Challenges and benefits to the energy
             utility industry.
 10:45 a.m.  The Grid – The super highway of the
             electric industry.
 11:15 a.m.  Lunch
 11:45 a.m.  Bingo
 12:00 p.m.  Utilities Sector Outlook – Edward
             Jones Energy Analyst.
 1:00 p.m.   Door Prizes
 1:30 p.m.   Adjourn
This is a complementary luncheon meeting for members
and those considering membership for you and a guest.

Sorry, registration is closed.


2013 Tour of the Xcel Energy Sky Park Call Center and Control Center


Xcel Energy Shareholders and WUI Members, you are
invited to a behind-the-scenes look at Xcel Energy’s
Wisconsin headquarters located at 1414 W. Hamilton
Avenue in Eau Claire on Monday, August 12.
The tour will include a visit to the Customer Contact
Center’s residential, business and specialty centers,
where Xcel Energy employees answer calls to start,
transfer or stop electric service, analyze and explain
electric bills, process payments, make payment
arrangements, respond to outage reports and
electric and natural gas emergencies, and handle
customer inquiries through social media. The Sky
Park facility houses the largest of three Xcel Energy
residential call centers, each serving customers in eight
states around the clock.

You will also see the System Control Center, which is
responsible for electric transmission and distribution
system operations across 22,000 square miles from
Hudson to Abbotsford, La Crosse to Ashland, and
part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Control center
employees deal with electric outages and handle
basically every aspect of system operations 24 hours
a day.

Agenda for the Day:
9:30 to 10 a.m.
Arrive at Xcel Energy’s Sky Park building for coffee,
juice and rolls
10 a.m.
— Tours of the Customer Contact Center and System
Control Center
— Update from Wisconsin Utility Investors
— Wrap-up with Mark Stoering, president and CEO,
12 Noon
— Conclusion.


Shareholders from Minnesota and Wisconsin Meet in Hudson

Utility company stock dividends and alternate fuel vehicles were primary topics Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Hudson at a joint regional meeting of Wisconsin Utility Investors and Minnesota Utility Investors. Several alternative fuel vehicles were parked at the entrance to the Hudson Golf Club, where 90 WUI and MUI members and guests could get a close-up look.

Participants received an update on the nationwide “Defend My Dividend” program by WUI Executive Director Bob Seitz, and were urged to ask their representatives in Congress to stop a pending stock dividend tax increase at the end of the year. He said that unless Congress and the President act to stop the increase, the current tax rate of 15 percent on dividends would increase to a top rate as high as 43 percent. He stressed that lower dividend tax rates do not just benefit direct shareholders, but also millions of Americans who own stock indirectly through pension funds, 401(k) plans, mutual funds and individual retirement accounts.  Click here to send your message to your congressional leaders.  (Follow the link to “Contact Congress”.)

According to a panel of alternative fuel vehicle specialists who spoke at the meeting, the role of utility companies as transportation fuel providers will increase as a growing number of automobile manufacturers offer alternative fuel vehicles. Examples on display Tuesday included an electric Chevy Volt, electric Ford Transit Connect and two compressed natural gas-powered Honda Civics. Thor Bjork of Xcel Energy said the projected increase in number of electric vehicles is expected to place manageable demand on his company’s  infrastructure, but distribution system demand issues might arise in a neighborhood where a cluster of electric vehicles recharges simultaneously. Panelists explained that electric vehicle recharging is practical for homes and businesses, but compressed natural gas fuel is generally best suited for fleet vehicles or trucks. La Crosse-based Kwik Trip is promoting and marketing CNG based on its own experience operating and maintaining its distribution fleet.

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