PEOPLES GAS UNDERWRITING CHICAGO NAVY PIER’S PAVILION

Chicago based Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is contributing $5 million to the Navy Pier to fund what will be known as the Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion in Polk Brother’s Park at the entrance to the Pier. Peoples Gas said it is making the contribution to honor the company’s 100-year partnership with Navy Pier, which was one of the gas company’s first commercial customers. When completed later this year, the 4,000-square-foot Welcome Pavilion will include a landscaped roof with panoramic views, a cafe and information for arriving visitors about what the Pier has to offer. Pier officials estimate that approximately 9 million people a year visit the Pier.

PEOPLES GAS SEEKS RATE INCREASE

Peoples Gas has announced that the company is seeking
an increase in the amount it charges to deliver natural gas
to customers. If approved, the proposed rate increase would
be about $5.00 a month on average for typical residential
heating customers and would not take effect until next year.
The proposed rate adjustment, filed with the Illinois Commerce
Commission, is the first step in an 11-month regulatory review
process.