Wisconsin Public Service http://wxpr.org en WPS Flares Natural Gas in Three Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/wps-flares-natural-gas-three-lakes <p>Wisconsin Public Service is flaring natural gas in Three Lakes this week to prepare for some pipeline maintenance.</p><p>WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says some parts of the pipeline are being refitted to allow for easier maintenance, and the natural gas needs to be cleared out first.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Basically what we’re doing is we’ve taken the pressure down as low as we possibly can in that section of the pipeline, the remaining gas is purged out of that pipeline, and burned at the one valve in the Three Lakes area.”</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21071 at http://wxpr.org EPA Emissions Proposal May Prompt Investment In Clean Technologies, Push Toward Natural Gas http://wxpr.org/post/epa-emissions-proposal-may-prompt-investment-clean-technologies-push-toward-natural-gas <p>Advocates and industry leaders are beginning to digest the EPA’s proposed rule package on carbon emissions for power plants.&nbsp; The plan would require Wisconsin power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 34 percent between 2005 and 2030.&nbsp;</p><p>Keith Reopelle of Clean Wisconsin says the proposed changes are modest ones, and will be economic drivers for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:38:38 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19197 at http://wxpr.org EPA Emissions Proposal May Prompt Investment In Clean Technologies, Push Toward Natural Gas Some Counties Eligible for Woodstove Exchange Program http://wxpr.org/post/some-counties-eligible-woodstove-exchange-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lincoln and </span>Langlade<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County residents have a chance to upgrade older </span>woodstoves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and get a rebate.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Wisconsin Public Service is urging people in some areas to exchange inefficient wood burning stoves for newer, cleaner ones.&nbsp;</p><p>WPS Spokesperson Lisa Prunty says woodstoves have a big effect on air quality.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18136 at http://wxpr.org Some Counties Eligible for Woodstove Exchange Program WPS Foundation Offering Grants To EMT's, Fire Dept.'s http://wxpr.org/post/wps-foundation-offering-grants-emts-fire-depts <p>Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is offering area fire departments and emergency responders up to a $2,000 grant for needed equipment and training. The Foundation is encouraging all emergency responder agencies to apply for its "Safety-It's Worth the Energy" grant between now and August 1.</p><p>WPS' Leah Van Zile says the money is used to enhance operations....</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Ken Krall 17804 at http://wxpr.org WPS Foundation Offering Grants To EMT's, Fire Dept.'s 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