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Apr 10, 2023

WRTP | BIG STEP to develop workforce ahead of $1B broadband investment

Josh Morby and WRTP | Big Step will put together a workforce for a federal billion-dollar investment to expand high-speed internet access across the state.

Jan 27, 2022

PSC deadlock leaves third-party solar financing in legal limbo

Wisconsin regulators deadlocked Thursday on a dispute between the city of Milwaukee and We Energies over whether energy customers should be able to buy renewable power from a party other than a large utility.

Mar 25, 2020

Broadband dearth leaves rural places behind during outbreak

The Newcomer household near Monroe is fairly typical for rural Wisconsin. It is surrounded by cornfields. The nearest neighbor is a quarter-mile down the road. And the internet service is spotty at best.

Jan 17, 2020

Regulators OK natural-gas plant in northern Wisconsin (UPDATE)

State regulators have approved plans for a $700 million power plant on the shores of Lake Superior despite conservationists' concerns that the facility will harm the environment.

Nov 7, 2019

We Energies seeking permission to build $370M gas plants

We Energies is seeking permission to build two liquefied-natural-gas plants for $370 million in southeastern Wisconsin.

Oct 7, 2019

State: $700M Nemadji Trail project wouldn’t have ‘sustainable’ water access

The proposed $700 million Nemadji Trail Energy Center to be built in Superior wouldn't have enough access to the millions of gallons of water it needs to operate, according to an environmental report prepared by state regulators.

Sep 27, 2019

Regulators approve $500M Cardinal-Hickory line over charges of bias from opponents

Wisconsin regulators gave final approval this week to the proposed $500 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line in Southwest Wisconsin amid project opponents' accusations of bias.

Aug 20, 2019

Regulators OK southwestern Wisconsin power line

State regulators have approved a power line project in southwestern Wisconsin.

Aug 8, 2019

Utility regulators fine contractor over Sun Prairie explosion

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission on Thursday slapped a contractor with a $25,000 fine for failing to check for utilities before striking a natural-gas line in downtown Sun Prairie and causing an explosion that killed a firefighter.

Jul 31, 2019

Illinois, Michigan join critics urging PSC to reject $500M transmission line

Attorneys general in Michigan and Illinois last week asked Wisconsin regulators to reject a half-billion-dollar transmission line project in southwest Wisconsin, taking an unprecedented step that further bolsters what is already opposition to the project.

Jul 12, 2019

Utility customers due refunds

Refunds are in store for customers of the four largest for-profit utilities in Wisconsin.

May 6, 2019

Wisconsin regulators punt on solar-energy question: Are renewable developers utilities?

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission punted last week again on a question that's front-of-mind for solar advocates in the state: Is a private company that owns and operates solar service in effect a public utility?


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