Wisconsin Public Service http://wxpr.org en Utility Customers Behind on Bills Could Face Shutoffs http://wxpr.org/post/utility-customers-behind-bills-could-face-shutoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Saturday marks the end of the winter moratorium on utility shutoffs.&nbsp; Wisconsin Public Service is urging customers who are behind on their bills to call sooner rather than later…to make payment arrangements.&nbsp;</span></p><p>State law prevents anyone’s home utilities from being turned off during winter months between November 1<sup>st</sup> and April 15<sup>th</sup>, even you don’t pay the bills.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:40:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16592 at http://wxpr.org Careful Where You Throw The Snow! http://wxpr.org/post/careful-where-you-throw-snow <p>The large amounts of snow around homes and businesses have led to potentially serious problems: damaging electric and gas meters.</p><p>Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Leah Van Zile says people have been taking snow off their roofs or plowing around meters. The impact of the snow has led to other problems...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:34:41 +0000 Ken Krall 13976 at http://wxpr.org Careful Where You Throw The Snow! Natural Gas-Electric Supply Adequate But You'll Pay More http://wxpr.org/post/natural-gas-electric-supply-adequate-youll-pay-more <p><font face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">While propane users have been nervous about getting enough fuel during the cold snap, natural gas and electric users don't have the same worries. But your bills will likely go up.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says the amount of energy used will be higher than average...</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u> </u></i></font></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:33:23 +0000 Ken Krall 13685 at http://wxpr.org Natural Gas-Electric Supply Adequate But You'll Pay More Trees For Tomorrow Lands Large Grant http://wxpr.org/post/trees-tomorrow-lands-large-grant <p>Trees for Tomorrow Tuesday received the first installment of a $60,000, three-year commitment to further education at the Eagle River campus.</p><p>TransCanada Corporation provided a matching grant to the $60,000 committed over three years by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation in Green Bay, totaling $120,000.</p><p>Trees For Tomorrow's Operations Manager Cheryl Todea says the funds will help Trees For Tomorrow continue its mission...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:52:27 +0000 Ken Krall 13148 at http://wxpr.org Trees For Tomorrow Lands Large Grant Four Rhinelander Non-Profits Get Grants From WPS http://wxpr.org/post/four-rhinelander-non-profits-get-grants-wps <p>The Rhinelander area was well represented among 15 northeastern Wisconsin non-profit groups getting energy-efficiency money from Wisconsin Public Service.</p><p>WPS's Energy Challenge asked non-profits to work toward energy efficiency and weatherization.</p><p>ArtStart Inc., of Rhinelander placed third overall, garnering a top $1,500 check. Others getting $1,000 awards are the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Northwoods Community Elementary School, and the Rhinelander Basketball Association.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:44:07 +0000 Ken Krall 12974 at http://wxpr.org Four Rhinelander Non-Profits Get Grants From WPS Crandon Schools Net Thousands For Energy Upgrades http://wxpr.org/post/crandon-schools-net-thousands-energy-upgrades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crandon School District is getting a financial boost to pay for energy conservation measures.&nbsp; Wisconsin Public Service and the statewide Focus on Energy program </span>presented Crandon Schools with a $34,000 check Monday to help pay for energy-efficient lighting.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District Administrator Jim Asher says the school was looking to save money on costly energy bills.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:18:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12035 at http://wxpr.org Crandon Schools Net Thousands For Energy Upgrades Snow-Blocked Vents Mean CO Danger http://wxpr.org/post/snow-blocked-vents-mean-co-danger <p>With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.&nbsp;</p><p>WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:20:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11625 at http://wxpr.org Snow-Blocked Vents Mean CO Danger State Regulator Denies WPS Rate Increase http://wxpr.org/post/state-regulator-denies-wps-rate-increase <p>State utility regulator, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, is proposing that a utility serving much of central and northern Wisconsin cut rates.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wisconsin Public Service had proposed a six percent electric rate increase and a four percent natural gas increase. Public Service Commission attorney Cindy Smith talked with Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the Commission's decision.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:41:36 +0000 Ken Krall 10379 at http://wxpr.org State Regulator Denies WPS Rate Increase WPS Fined $80K For Emissions Violation http://wxpr.org/post/wps-fined-80k-emissions-violation <p>The Attorney General's office has reached a judgment against Wisconsin Public Service because of violations of it's air pollution control permit.&nbsp; The northeastern Wisconsin utility is being fined $80,000.</p><p>The civil complaint was filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. &nbsp;DNR Air Management spokesperson Jeff Johnson talks about what happened this week.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:50:25 +0000 Ken Krall 7267 at http://wxpr.org WPS Plans Underground Powerline Installation http://wxpr.org/post/wps-plans-underground-powerline-installation <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Public utility regulators have approved a $220 million project to bury certain power lines. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:13:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5324 at http://wxpr.org WPS Plans Underground Powerline Installation