28 Nov '14, 9pm

Did Commissioner Ellen Nowak Advise WEC’s CEO?

It was going to be a busy Fall. With five impending rate cases, Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak said she was going to have to get her Christmas shopping done very early. She told the other panelists, “I’ve been telling our utilities please come in with ideas.” Nowak chuckled, “One of our utilities is actually here, so I hope he’s listening again. Please come in, looking for some innovative rate design ideas that assess true the cost to the cost causer.” That was at a Edison Foundation’s panel discussion on March 6, 2014. Three weeks later the state’s largest utility, Wisconsin Energy Corp (WEC), submitted a proposed 75% rate increase. Two other utilities would follow with proposed hikes of +50% and about 81%. On November 14 the Wisconsin Public Service Commission decided that WEC could impose new fees of between $30 and $40 a month, depending on the size ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/28/commissioner-ellen-no...

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