#3: The run-up to a holy-cow 53% increase in water rates, purportedly needed to lower the city’s long-term debt load by $24M, coincided perfectly with the city’s urgency to open a new $24M borrowing note for hockey rinks at the capital investor owned Mall.
Via Scott Walker’s Public Service Commission approves fee increase, penalty for residential solar power @ Blogging Blue.
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…
[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…
Via Wisconsin Energy deal needs tough scrutiny @ JS Editorial Board.
Via We Energies parent company buying WPS parent for $9.1 billion @ JSOnline.
Via Utility shut-off ban ends Tuesday @ WISN.