The plans raise the fixed cost and lower the kilowatt-hour charged on top of that effectively eliminating the incentive to conserve energy, including efforts to supplement energy consumption with renewable sources.
“The three member commission consists of two appointees of Gov. Scott Walker, Phil Montgomery and Ellen Nowak, and one holdover from former Gov. Jim Doyle, Eric Callisto”
The “Public Service” (?) Commission has now approved similar plans for utilities not only in Madison but Green Bay and soon for WE Energies of Milwaukee.