WPS http://wxpr.org en Integrys To Auction/Sell Lake Content Property http://wxpr.org/post/integrys-auctionsell-lake-content-property <p>Integrys Energy Group, the holding company which owns Wisconsin Public Service, has decided to sell about 200 acres of its Awassa Lodge property along Lake Content&nbsp; in St. Germain. The land is divided into 23 primarily lakefront lots. Integrys also owns 235 acres not adjacent to the lake. They are negotiating with a single buyer for that land. An auction will be conducted on September 18 at the St. Germain Community Center.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:59:28 +0000 Ken Krall 21247 at http://wxpr.org 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 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 Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/power-restored-much-northwoods <p><font size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> T</font><font face="Times New Roman">he situation has dramatically improved for thousands of WPS customers in the Northwoods without power.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">WPS spokesperson Leah VanZile has an update...</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u> </u></i></font></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:21:46 +0000 Ken Krall 17105 at http://wxpr.org Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods 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 Wisconsin Public Service Asks For Rate Request http://wxpr.org/post/wisconsin-public-service-asks-rate-request <p>Wisconsin Public Service electric customers are being asked to pay eight-percent more to keep their lights on next year.</p><p>The utility said today that it asked state regulators for a rate hike that would charge the average residential customer six-dollars more per month.</p><p>WPS' Rate Case Consultant Pat Campshure says there are several different reasons for the rate increase...</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:37:08 +0000 Wheeler News-Learfield Data & Ken Krall 16347 at http://wxpr.org Wisconsin Public Service Asks For Rate Request Heating Assistance Money Still Available http://wxpr.org/post/heating-assistance-money-still-available <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As winter drags on, Wisconsin Public Service reminds customers that heating assistance money is still available.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says many low income people are &nbsp;feeling the &nbsp;pinch of a record-setting cold winter....</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div>"....low income heating assistance dollars are still available in all of the counties in our area, so we really encourage folks to apply for those dollars if they haven't already. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:24:31 +0000 Ken Krall 15836 at http://wxpr.org Heating Assistance Money Still Available Three Lakes Schools Join WPS "Solarwise" Program http://wxpr.org/post/three-lakes-schools-join-wps-solarwise-program <div><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Three Lakes schools have joined the Wisconsin Public Service "Solarwise for Schools", designed to teach about renewable energy with a hands-on program.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>WPS Program Manager Mike Moore says they donate a two-to-three kilowatt solar system, a 26 lesson curriculum, &nbsp;train teachers in the fall, and in the spring offer the "Solar Olympics", a solar-based science fair. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Ken Krall 15462 at http://wxpr.org Three Lakes Schools Join WPS "Solarwise" Program WPS Repairing Power Outages Post Major Storm http://wxpr.org/post/wps-repairing-power-outages-post-major-storm <p>Crews were restoring power across parts of the Northwoods&nbsp;Friday after&nbsp;a powerful winter storm cut power to utility customers.</p><p>Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says scattered power outages happened as soon as the storm hit Thursday evening...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:36:24 +0000 Ken Krall 14697 at http://wxpr.org WPS Repairing Power Outages Post Major Storm Students Hearing About Natural Gas Safety http://wxpr.org/post/students-hearing-about-natural-gas-safety <p>As people turned up their thermostats during our recent cold snap, a three-member Wisconsin Public Service team has been stopping by Northwoods schools talking about natural gas safety.</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><p><i><u>"....when you smell gas, leave the door open, turn around and get away..."</u></i></p><p>The 35-minute program uses a variety of visual demonstrations showing the properties of natural gas and how it’s used.</p><p>As a class at James Williams Middle School listened intently, Eric Berg said the message is natural gas is safe when used properly....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:10:12 +0000 Ken Krall 13489 at http://wxpr.org Students Hearing About Natural Gas Safety