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WPSC seeks stricter solar energy policies

2:49 AM, Aug. 4, 2013
Karen Dostal, an environmental education coordinator in the Stevens Point Area Public School District, holds her iPad on Monday, displaying an app that graphs how much energy the panels behind her at the Boston School Forest produce. The power produced is sold back to Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
Karen Dostal, an environmental education coordinator in the Stevens Point Area Public School District, holds her iPad on Monday, displaying an app that graphs how much energy the panels behind her at the Boston School Forest produce. The power produced is sold back to Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
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Solar power advocates are contending that Wisconsin Public Service Corp. discourages investment in renewable energy by the low rates it pays individual producers and reductions it has proposed on solar installation capacity.

The Green Bay-based utility counters that it wants to price electricity appropriately, so consumers without solar installations aren't subsidizing those who have them.

The issue is coming to a head as WPSC is seeking more restrictive solar energy policies in a rate case pending before the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. ...

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