Many homes have carbon monoxide detectors, but a Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson says you should also be careful as you head to your deer hunting shelter. The camps often have debris collect in vents and other places and could lead to problems.
WPS spokesperson Leah Van Zile...
".....it's importatnt that heating equipment is inspected annually. Make sure all of the venting is properly clear of any debris, any nests that have been built up by birds or mice, really all of those furnaces and heating sources need to be vented properly...."
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 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.
Kerry Spees from Wisconsin Public Service says the land no longer was part of their mission...
Advocates and industry leaders are beginning to digest the EPA’s proposed rule package on carbon emissions for power plants. The plan would require Wisconsin power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 34 percent between 2005 and 2030.
Keith Reopelle of Clean Wisconsin says the proposed changes are modest ones, and will be economic drivers for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels.
The situation has dramatically improved for thousands of WPS customers in the Northwoods without power.
WPS spokesperson Leah VanZile has an update...
"...we've made tremendous improvement in restoring power throughout the Northwoods due to additional crews we had come up this morning working through the day to restore power. We're looking for full restoration for all areas by this evening...."
VanZile tells us much of the region had outages...
This Saturday marks the end of the winter moratorium on utility shutoffs. Wisconsin Public Service is urging customers who are behind on their bills to call sooner rather than later…to make payment arrangements.
State law prevents anyone’s home utilities from being turned off during winter months between November 1st and April 15th, even you don’t pay the bills.
But WPS spokesperson Leah Van Zile says those unpaid bills won’t go away, and customers could face shutoffs if they don’t get in touch with WPS.