FollowBlog: Chris Harlow on IT
first published week of: 08/17/2015
We Energies has more than enough power and wants to sell it to other utilities in Wisconsin -- a proposal Wisconsin Power & Light said would have been better raised more than a year ago, before it submitted a proposal to construct a new 650-MW gas plant, with an additional 2 MW of solar capacity.
But the Journal Sentinel reports We Energies didn't know about its oversupply when Alliant asked for bids, because it was focused on the acquisition of Integrys Energy Group. As part of that merger, Integrys subsidiary Wisconsin Public Service withdrew its own plans for a gas-fired power plant proposed for Wrightstown.
The merger, first proposed last summer, combined We Energies and Integrys into an entity serving more than 4.3 million gas and electric customers across four states. continued…