Wisconsin Utility Companies Take Aim Against Solar Power

Wisconsin Utility Companies Take Aim Against Solar Power

Two Wisconsin utility companies — once among the early leaders in promoting solar power — now say the solar industry has grown so much it is hurting their business and their customers.

Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) and We Energies, Milwaukee, are asking state regulators for rate changes that they call a matter of fair treatment for all.  But opponents are kicking up a storm of protest, from local ratepayers to nationwide organizations, claiming the proposed rates would be a slap to customers trying to be energy-efficient and could put solar power into the deep freeze in much of Wisconsin.  Read the full story from the Wisconsin State Journal – July 28, 2014