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A Christmas Co-op Mystery

We’ve had many calls for action in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News (WECN) over the years. Since it first rolled off the press as the Wisconsin REA News in July 1940, this publication has called upon its members to contact their legislators about issues affecting their cooperative; cast a vote in local, state, and national

Rotary Lights in the Park

If you’re looking to brighten up your holiday season, one surefire way to do that is to take a stroll—or a drive—through Rotary Lights in the Park at Krouskop Park in Richland Center. It’s not just the cheerful displays that will fill you with holiday spirit, although the sparkling lights that cover the show area

I wonder if Santa could get above 53% in Wisconsin?

This month’s “Message from the CEO” is guest commentary from Rob Richard, WECA Director of Government Affairs. WECA President and CEO Steve Freese is currently on medical leave. I know you all want to forget and move on. The political ads probably still play repeatedly in your dreams. While the 2022 election is now in

Sandy and the Ghost

Sandy didn’t believe in ghosts. She’d said so that very evening. After Christmas dinner, they’d all watched Scrooge on TV. When it was over, Grandpa had chuckled and said, “I remember reading that story when I was a boy. It was a stormy, winter evening like this and I was afraid to go out to

Hurry Up and Wait

A new natural gas plant would reduce overall emissions and open the door for more wind and solar generation. So why is it stalled? On a brisk fall day in October, the sounds of change echoed through Vernon County as Dairyland Power Cooperative demolished some outer buildings of the Genoa #3 coal plant, which was

News Briefs

PSC Considers Third-Party Financing The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is considering whether to allow third-party financing of solar installations, a move that would threaten Wisconsin’s historically well-regulated utility system that provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity equitably to all cooperative members. The proposal would allow unregulated entities to sell power in the state,