Wisconsin Public Service proposes rate freeze for two more years
Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has filed a proposal to freeze base rates through the end of 2019. This means customers would not see an increase to base rates for four consecutive years. Customers would pay the same base rates they have been paying since 2016.
WPS is asking for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to approve this proposal, which would benefit more than 400,000 customers.
The proposal also asks the PSCW to let WPS expand a pricing program that has helped businesses manage their energy costs more effectively and expand their operations. This proposal would make the program permanent.
Customers across the WPS service territory have already expressed their support for this plan. State legislative leaders and organizations such as the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce also are in favor of the proposal and the benefits it would provide to customers.
WPS is hopeful the PSCW will agree that this settlement — including a base rate freeze — is in everyone's best interest.