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It’s Electric!

Midwest Rallies to Lead Nation in Electric School Bus Transition Just in time for back to school, there’s a nervous excitement in the air. Those lined up to board the big yellow bus are full of anticipation—optimistic, yet a little apprehensive. Change is hard, after all. But these aren’t kids embarking on a new year

The Heart of Cleghorn

When their long-serving elementary school closed, this community transformed the property into a park. It’s never been very difficult to identify the center of a rural community. Especially in the early days of Wisconsin’s statehood, the core of the settlements that were popping up could mostly be found without the use of a compass, map,

What a Wild Summer!

Summer 2022 was a wild time here at the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News! That’s because our Wisconsin Wildlife Photo Contest drew hundreds of beautiful photos, each one seemingly prettier than the last. It was nearly impossible to pick a winner. We’ve shared a sampling of our entries in the July and September issues, and we’ve

The Rising Threat of Unregulated Third-Party Ownership

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. In late May of this year, two non-profit entities, Vote Solar and Midwest Renewable Energy Association, filed individual petitions asking the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin

Wild Wisconsin

Well, this was sure difficult. When we announced our Wisconsin Wildlife Photo Contest back in June, we expected to get a lot of great entries. However, we were overwhelmed by the volume and variety of gorgeous photos we received, making this the most challenging (and also the most fun) photo contest we’ve ever judged. Ultimately,

News Briefs

National Writing Awards Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News took home two national writing awards at this year’s Statewide Editors Association (SEA) Institute in Chicago. Taking first place in the category of News Feature, 650 words or more was “Powering Through the Potential Perfect Storm,” written by Director of Communication Julie Lund for the March 2022 issue.