Renewable energy is an important part of the diversified energy mix that we use to provide safe and reliable electricity. In fact, we’ve invested about $1 billion in renewable energy over the past 10 years. Additionally, we support customer-owned generation, also known as distributed generation.
As a regulated utility, we have an obligation to maintain a system that provides reliable service in an environmentally responsible way, while keeping our rates fair and affordable for all customers.
In our rate request for 2015-2016, we proposed that customers who generate their own energy should:
These proposed changes provide the following benefits:
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) discussed our filing at its open meeting on Nov. 14. The PSCW’s discussion suggests a significant step forward in sending proper electric rate price signals when a rate order is issued at the end of the year for rates that should be in place by Jan. 1.