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Profits rise as utilities invest in clean energy

The financial performance of Wisconsin’s investor-owned utilities have proved a sustainable point — investments in clean energy can drive profits.

November 2019

Alliant to expand solar generation in Wisconsin

As part of its Powering What’s Next plan to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, Alliant Energy Corp. will build 1 gigawatt of solar generation in Wisconsin, enough to power 260,000 homes.

November 2019

MGE breaks ground on Middleton solar farm, Fitchburg could be next

Madison Gas & Electric broke ground on a 5-megawatt solar farm in Middleton located at the Middleton Municipal Airport. The solar project should be operational in 2020.

October 2019

WEDC launches Wisconsin Supplier Network website

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has launching a new website to help connect new and existing businesses in Wisconsin with buyers, suppliers, and service providers. The new Wisconsin Supplier Network (WSN) will take the place of the previous Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace site.

October 2019

ATC identifies cause of MGE blast

The explosion of Madison Gas and Electric’s 138-kilovolt transformer in downtown Madison was caused by a rare mechanical failure, according to media reports.

October 2019

Monona's Phoenix, SHINE break global record

Two Wisconsin nuclear fusion companies have gone where no company on this planet has gone before. In July, Monona-based Phoenix LLC and SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville broke a world record for a nuclear fusion reaction in a steady-state system.

October 2019

PSC approves Cardinal-Hickory Creek line

Rejecting charges of potential conflicts of interest by two of its members, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission has granted final approval for the nearly $500 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line between Dubuque, Iowa and Middleton.

September 2019

Bias accusations in Cardinal-Hickory Creek vote

After voting 3–0 to approve the Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line through southwest Wisconsin, two of the three Public Service commissioners are now being charged with bias.

September 2019

ATC to move transformer

American Transmission Co. will move a 138-kilovolt transformer that was damaged in an explosion this summer as it continues to investigate the cause of the blast that left thousands without power on the hottest day of the year.

September 2019

PSC approves Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line

The state Public Service Commission has granted preliminary approval to build the Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line between Middleton and Dubuque, Iowa.

August 2019
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