LEGISLATORS SUGGEST ALTERNATIVES TO POWER LINE

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are calling on state utility regulators to examine the likely effects of a proposed high-voltage transmission line between Madison and Dubuque, Iowa.  Republican Rep. Travis Tranel of Cuba City and Republican Rep. Todd Novak of Dodgeville have asked the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to study possible alternatives before approving the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line.  American Transmission Co., ITC and Dairyland Power will work to build the 102-mile line, which is estimated to cost $500 million. The costs would be shared by consumers in 15 states and one Canadian province. Wisconsin customers would pay for about 15 percent of the cost. The 345-kilovolt line would be the third transmission project in western Wisconsin since 2015.

WUI Invites You to a Regional Meeting Near You!

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

XCEL ENERGY ANNOUNCES NEW GROUP PRESIDENT

Xcel has named David Eves Executive Vice President, Group President – Utilities, effective March 1.
Eves will oversee the leadership of Xcel Energy’s operating companies, a responsibility previously held
by Marvin McDaniel Jr. who has retired.  Eves currently serves as President of Xcel Energy – Colorado,
and will continue in both roles at this time.

MG&E CHAIRMAN WOLTER TO STEP DOWN IN OCTOBER

Gary Wolter, Chairman of the Board of MGE Energy and of subsidiary Madison Gas &
Electric, will step down from those positions on October 1. Wolter will remain a member
of the boards of directors, according to documents filed with federal regulators.

LEVERETT CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY

We Energies executive Allen Leverett, who had suffered a stroke in October 2017, is in good physical condition and continues making progress in his recovery and rehabilitation work according to company CEO Gale Klappa.

GOVERNOR WALKER SIGNS BILL RELATING TO RATE DISPUTES

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed legislation (2017 Wisconsin Act 136) to give utilities a way to resolve disputes over their attempts to raise the rates charged to homeowners and businesses. The measure would allow a utility to reach a settlement with a group representing homeowners or businesses and then let the Public Service Commission decide on approving it. If one group of ratepayers settled with the utility and the other didn’t, the commission would have to take input from all sides but could still approve the settlement. This legislation was supported by WUI and Wisconsin utilities.

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!

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