DAILY WISCONSIN

Utilities

Who’s up for a big rate hike?

Customers of Wisconsin’s large utilities are looking at increases between 75%-to-100% in their fixed monthly charges should the state’s Public Service Commission let the companies make up revenues lost as more homeowners and others generate their own power from solar and other renewable sources. Via Walker’s Pro-Utility PSC Could Spark WI Ratepayers Revolt @ The…

We Energies stumbles as 35,000 still without power

[The spokesman doesn’t even use standard English? – ed.] More than 35,000 people in southeast Wisconsin remained without power early Tuesday after a heavy band of thunderstorms rolled through the region Monday night. “At our peak, we had about 115,000 customers affected by this storm and that’s roughly one-tenth of our total customer base,” Rick…