utilities http://wxpr.org en WPS Plans to Merge With WE Energies http://wxpr.org/post/wps-plans-merge-we-energies <p>Wisconsin Public Service says customers won’t see rate changes as a result of two utility companies merging.&nbsp;</p><p>The parent company of WE Energies plans to buy Integrys Energy Group, the parent company of WPS, in a deal totaling $9 billion.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The new company will be called Wisconsin Electric Corporation or W-E-C Energy, and will serve over 4.3 million gas and electric customers.</p><p>WPS Spokesperson Lisa Prunty says the merger will make for a stronger company.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:26:26 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20113 at http://wxpr.org WPS Plans to Merge With WE Energies Before Winter, Make Sure the Heat is On http://wxpr.org/post/winter-make-sure-heat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With winter on its way, the Public Service Commission is telling residents who may be behind on utility payments to get connected. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting November </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there is a moratorium on utility shutoffs &ndash; that means companies can&rsquo;t cut off service until mid-April, even if customers don&rsquo;t pay their bills.&nbsp; But PSC spokesperson Carrie Templeton says for that rule to apply, you must start off the season as a customer in good standing.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:30:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9071 at http://wxpr.org Before Winter, Make Sure the Heat is On