On October 9, 2014, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is holding a public hearing on the MGE rate scheme proposal. It’s the last chance for the public to get their views into the formal record that the PSC uses to make a decision. The hearing offers the most important opportunity for consumers, property owners, local government officials, industry representatives, and others to bring their thoughts and concerns to the attention of the Commission. Bringing these concerns and views to a public hearing is essential for the Commissioners to reach the most fair and reasonable decision possible.
October 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m, PSC, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison, WI
It is easy.
A lawyer is not necessary and you do not need to stay for the entire hearing. When you arrive at the hearing, simply fill out an appearance slip to state that you would like to make a comment and wait to be called on by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ ensures the hearing is conducted in a fair and orderly manner and that everyone has a chance to voice their opinions. If you have any questions while at the hearing, please talk to the ALJ or PSC staff.
When you speak at the hearing, the ALJ will ask you to give your name and address, and to begin your statement. Please speak clearly and at a steady rate so your statement can be accurately recorded by the court reporter. Sometimes the ALJ will ask a question to help ensure your comments are clear. The PSC is looking for facts, opinions, concerns, and ideas related to the case. You can bring exhibits to better clarify your viewpoint. The ALJ will determine if they can be entered into the record along with your testimony.
For more information read this PSC Guide to the Public Hearing Process