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Utilities turn down power on mergers, acquisitions - State companies concentrate instead on generating profits, fueling growth

Wisconsin's investor-owned utilities are charting very different growth paths than they did just a few years ago. The state saw several major mergers in the last 10 years, but there has been none in the last five years. With WPS Resources Corp. of Green Bay a key exception, state utilities are more focused on increasing profits by generating power than they are on making money by buying other companies.
2 Jul 2006

Wind farm advocates continue to wait for radar study results

In March, the Federal Aviation Administration asked that construction of the Forward Wind Energy Center be delayed until after the Department of Defense study is completed because the wind farm would be within line-of-sight of an Air Force radar in Horicon. Palmer said he is still waiting to hear the results of the study, which was expected to be completed in May.
25 Jun 2006

New upgrade to state's power grid proposed

ST. PAUL, Minn. - An upgrade of the state's power grid would include a $600 million high-voltage transmission line from the South Dakota border to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area - and that's just part of the plan proposed by a coalition of utility companies. The plan also calls for a second high-voltage line from Fargo, N.D., to the St. Cloud area, a third line from the Minneapolis-area to Rochester and then to La Crosse, Wis., and a smaller fourth line in the Bemidji area.
10 Jun 2006

Vandal in wind farm case gets probation

Michael J. Elsinger, N10201 Arthur Road, Lomira, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service at the Horicon Marsh Haven Center or with Friends of the Horicon Marsh. He must also pay $490 in restitution, a $150 fine plus court costs and write letters of apology to all of the victims of his crimes within 60 days. Ryan M. Koll, 21, P.O. Box 119, Theresa, and Elsinger's accomplice in the anti-wind farm sign crime spree, pled guilty on Feb. 16 to one count of theft and received a $243 fine plus paid restitution.
25 May 2006

Town of Ridgeville under fire

At the core of the recall effort is what some township residents feel is the inability of the present board to listen to concerns. Lyda Lanier said the present board has not listened to town residents over the heated issue of a proposed wind turbine project on five townships in Monroe County.
15 May 2006

Utility plans to build 300-megawatt unit

The proposed generating unit is part of the utility's supply plan for 2006-2013, under which it now wants to build baseload generation by 300 megawatts and wind generation by 200 megawatts.Editor's Note: Note the distinction between baseload generation and wind generation.
17 Apr 2006
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