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12/04/14Wisconsin Energy announces plan to increase dividend by 8.3%
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that it is planning to raise the quarterly dividend to 42.25 cents a share on the company's common stock in the first quarter of 2015. This would represent an increase of 3.25 cents a share over the current quarterly rate.  The directors expect to declare the new dividend at their regularly scheduled meeting in January. The dividend – which would be equivalent to an annu... 
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12/03/14Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to participate in Wells Fargo 2014 Energy Symposium
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wells Fargo 2014 Energy Symposium Panel discussion – Big Picture Policy When: Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7 a.m. Central time Where: Waldorf Astoria 301 Park Ave. ... 
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10/29/14Wisconsin Energy posts 2014 third quarter and nine month results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income of $126.3 million or 56 cents a share for the third quarter of 2014.  This compares with net income of $137.5 million or 60 cents a share for the third quarter of 2013.  Costs related to the acquisition of Integrys Energy reduced earnings by one cent per share in this year's third quarter.  Excluding the effect of this item, adjusted earnings in the third quarter of 2014 were 57 cents per share. ... 
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10/22/14Wisconsin Energy announces 2014 third quarter earnings news release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its 2014 third quarter earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com. Select 'Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which begi... 
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10/16/14Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 39 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2014.  This marks the 289th consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will... 
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10/06/14Wisconsin Energy, Integrys Energy Group schedule shareholder meetings, announce effectiveness of registration statement
MILWAUKEE and CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) and Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) have announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by Wisconsin Energy with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 13, 2014, and as subsequently amended, which includes a joint proxy statement/prospectus of Wisconsin Energy and Integrys Energy Group, was declared effective today. The companies also announced that they each have scheduled special mee... 
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09/11/14Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Wolfe Research Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What:  Wolfe Research Power and Gas Leaders Conference Klappa will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and business outlook. When:  Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 12:45 p.m. Central time ... 
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08/27/14Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Sept. 3 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference Klappa will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and provide an update on the company's financial outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:45 a.m. Central time ... 
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08/05/14Wisconsin Energy's Keyes to present Aug. 12 at Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Who: J. Patrick Keyes, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference Keyes will participate in a panel discussion focusing on utility industry issues. When: Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 a.m. Central time ... 
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07/30/14Wisconsin Energy posts 2014 second quarter and first half results
MILWAUKEE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income of $133.0 million or 58 cents a share for the second quarter of 2014.  This compares with net income of $119.0 million or 52 cents a share for the second quarter of 2013.  Costs related to the acquisition of Integrys Energy reduced earnings by one cent per share in this year's second quarter. Second quarter 2014 revenues were $1.04 billion.  Revenues totaled $1.01 billion in the same quarter last y... 
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07/23/14Wisconsin Energy announces 2014 second quarter earnings news release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its 2014 second quarter earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com. Select 'Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which begin... 
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07/17/14Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 39 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2014.  This marks the 288th consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company wil... 
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06/23/14Wisconsin Energy to acquire Integrys Energy Group for $9.1 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt - creating a leading Midwest electric and gas utility
-- Larger, more diverse regulated utility company with the financial strength and technical depth to meet customers' future energy needs; creates 8th largest natural gas distribution company in America -- Companies reiterate commitment to Integrys' 5-year plan to invest up to $3.5 billion in infrastructure and operational initiatives to maintain high levels of reliability and improve customer service -- Combined company will have majority ownership of American Transmission Company, LLC ... 
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05/02/14Klappa cites milestones in reliability, customer satisfaction in annual meeting review of 2013 highlights
Also notes stronger earnings, exceptional shareholder returns MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Wisconsin Energy's (NYSE: WEC) annual meeting of stockholders today, Chairman and Chief Executive Gale Klappa described 2013 as a remarkable year with significant achievements in financial performance, customer satisfaction, employee safety, and network reliability. Klappa cited the following 2013 highlights: Customer satisfaction We Energies was named the most reliable utility... 
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04/30/14Wisconsin Energy posts 2014 first quarter results
MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income of $207.6 million or 91 cents a share for the first quarter of 2014.  This compares with net income of $176.6 million or 76 cents a share for the first quarter of 2013. First quarter 2014 revenues were $1.7 billion.  Revenues totaled $1.3 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. Severe winter temperatures drove record demand for natural gas over the first three months of 2014.  The comp... 
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04/28/14Wisconsin Energy named one of nation's best corporate citizens
MILWAUKEE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year Wisconsin Energy has been named to the nation's best list. Each year, CR Magazine evaluates publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance.  For the sixth time in the past seven yea... 
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04/23/14Wisconsin Energy announces 2014 first quarter earnings news release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its 2014 first quarter earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com. Select 'First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which ... 
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04/17/14Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 39 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2014. This marks the 287th consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will h... 
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04/02/14Wisconsin Energy's Keyes to present April 9 at 2014 Midwest Utilities Seminar
MILWAUKEE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: J. Patrick Keyes – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2014 Midwest Utilities Seminar Keyes will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and outlook. When: Wednesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. Central time ... 
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02/06/14Wisconsin Energy posts fourth quarter and full-year results for 2013
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income of $144.3 million or 63 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2013.  This compares with net income of $98.8 million or 43 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2012.  Fourth quarter 2013 revenues were $1.18 billion, up from $1.07 billion recorded in the corresponding quarter a year ago.  For the full year 2013, revenues rose to $4.52 billion from $4.25 billion in 2012.  Net income for the f... 
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02/05/14Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Feb. 12 Credit Suisse Energy Summit
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Credit Suisse Energy Summit Klappa will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and update the company's business outlook. When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 9:40 a.m. Central time ... 
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01/30/14Wisconsin Energy announces 2013 fourth quarter, year-end earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2013 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com. Select 'Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of th... 
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01/16/14Wisconsin Energy raises quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 39 cents a share on the company's common stock, up from the current dividend rate of 38.25 cents a share.  This raises the annual dividend by 3 cents from $1.53 a share to $1.56 a share.  The dividend is payable Marc... 
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12/19/13We Energies, Wolverine to end joint venture at Presque Isle Power Plant
MARQUETTE, Mich., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative announced today the two companies have decided to end their joint venture at the Presque Isle Power Plant. The joint venture would have resulted in joint ownership of the plant by We Energies and Wolverine along with the installation of state-of-the-art emission controls. "Since the time we first agreed that joint ownership of the plant would be beneficial to both companies and their customers, busines... 
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12/05/13Wisconsin Energy announces capital spending plan and new authorization for share repurchases
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today approved capital investments totaling $711 million for 2014 to continue upgrading and modernizing its electric and natural gas infrastructure across the region.  The board also reviewed a five-year capital budget that calls for investing between $3.2 billion and $3.5 billion over the period 2014 through 2018.  In addition, the directors authorized management to purchase – from 201... 
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12/04/13Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to participate in Wells Fargo 2013 Energy Symposium
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wells Fargo 2013 Energy Symposium Panel discussion – Utility of the Future When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 8 a.m. Central time Where: Waldorf Astoria 301 Park Ave. ... 
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11/21/13We Energies named best in nation for keeping the lights on
Award recognizes most reliable electric utilities nationwide MILWAUKEE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies has received the 2013 ReliabilityOne™ national award for superior reliability of its electric system. The national award is based on the company's performance for the year 2012, and is given annually by PA Consulting Group to utilities that have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers. "We're honored to be named the most relia... 
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11/11/13We Energies biomass plant begins commercial operation
50-MW facility at Domtar Rothschild mill produces renewable energy from woody biomass ROTHSCHILD, Wis., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies announced today that the biomass-fueled power plant on the site of Domtar Corporation's Rothschild, Wis., paper mill was placed into commercial operation Friday, Nov. 8, after testing and commissioning activities were successfully completed. Wood, waste wood and sawdust are being used to produce up to 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity; steam prov... 
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10/30/13Wisconsin Energy posts 2013 third quarter and nine month results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income of $137.5 million or 60 cents a share for the third quarter of 2013.  This compares with net income of $156.1 million or 67 cents a share for the third quarter of 2012.  Third quarter 2013 revenues were $1.05 billion.  Revenues totaled $1.04 billion in the same quarter last year.  This year's third quarter earnings were affected by a return to normal weather compared to a much warmer than normal s... 
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10/23/13Wisconsin Energy announces 2013 third quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2013 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Select 'Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which begi... 
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10/17/13Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 38.25 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2013. This marks the 285th consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company wil... 
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09/18/13Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Wolfe Research Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wolfe Research Power and Gas Leaders Conference Klappa will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and an update on the company's business outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9:... 
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09/17/13Wisconsin Energy's Klappa at Sept. 24 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:        Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What:       Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference Klappa will participate on a panel discussing utility industry issues. When:     Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m., Central time ... 
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09/04/13Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Sept. 11 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:  Gale Klappa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference Klappa will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and provide an update on the company's financial outlook. When:  Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:45 a.m. Central time Where:  Sheraton New York Hotel and Tower... 
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08/01/13Wisconsin Energy's Keyes to present Aug. 8 at Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: J. Patrick Keyes, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference Keyes will participate in a panel discussion about utility industry issues. When: Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8:45 a.m. Central time Where: ... 
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07/31/13Wisconsin Energy posts 2013 second quarter and first half results
MILWAUKEE, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $119.0 million or 52 cents a share for the second quarter of 2013.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $119.3 million or 51 cents a share for the second quarter of 2012.  Second quarter 2013 revenues were $1.01 billion.  Revenues totaled $944.7 million in the same quarter last year.  For the first six months of 2013, the company recorded n... 
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07/24/13Wisconsin Energy announces 2013 second quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second  quarter 2013 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which beg... 
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07/19/13Wisconsin Energy board elects Leverett president; Klappa remains chairman and CEO
MILWAUKEE, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) named Allen L. Leverett president, effective Aug. 1. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130719/CG49864-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130719/CG49864-b) Leverett, 46, currently serves as an executive vice president of Wisconsin Energy and head of the company's power generation group.  He will succeed Gale E. Klappa as president of the corporation.  Klappa... 
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07/18/13Wisconsin Energy raises quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has decided to accelerate to the second half of 2013 the dividend action that was planned for the first quarter of 2014.  As a result, the directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 38.25 cents a share on the company's common stock.  This represents an increase of 4.25 cents a share in the quarterly dividend and raises the annual rate from $1.36 a share to ... 
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05/02/13Klappa cites milestones in customer satisfaction, employee safety, reliability in annual meeting review of 2012 highlights
Also notes stronger earnings, exceptional shareholder returns ROTHSCHILD, Wis., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At Wisconsin Energy's (NYSE: WEC) annual meeting of stockholders, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa described 2012 as a remarkable year with milestones in customer satisfaction, employee safety, and network reliability. Klappa cited the following 2012 highlights: Customer satisfaction For the fourth quarter of 2012, the company achieved the best customer s... 
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04/30/13Wisconsin Energy posts first quarter results
MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $176.6 million or 76 cents a share for the first quarter of 2013.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $172.1 million or 74 cents a share for the first quarter of 2012.  First quarter 2013 revenues were $1.28 billion.  In the corresponding quarter a year ago, revenues totaled $1.19 billion.  Cold winter temperatures in the first quarter of ... 
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04/23/13Wisconsin Energy announces 2013 first quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2013 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which beg... 
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04/18/13Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable June 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2013.  This marks the 283rd consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will... 
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04/11/13Wisconsin Energy named one of the nation's best corporate citizens for the sixth year in a row
MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States for the sixth consecutive year. The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.  The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance.  For the fifth time, Corporate Responsibility Mag... 
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04/03/13Wisconsin Energy's Keyes to present April 10 at 2013 Midwest Utilities Seminar
MILWAUKEE, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:      J. Patrick Keyes - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC)   What:      2013 Midwest Utilities Seminar Keyes will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and outlook.   When:      Wednesday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Central time   Where:      Ritz-Ca... 
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01/31/13Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Credit Suisse Energy Summit
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) What: Credit Suisse Energy Summit Klappa will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and an update on the company's business outlook. When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10:15 a.m., Central time ... 
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01/30/13Wisconsin Energy posts fourth quarter and full-year results for 2012
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $98.8 million or 43 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2012.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $114.1 million or 49 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Fourth quarter 2012 revenues were $1.07 billion, compared with $1.11 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ago.  For the full year 2012, revenues were $4.25 billion, c... 
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01/17/13Knueppel elected to Wisconsin Energy board of directors
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry W. Knueppel, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Regal Beloit Corporation, has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective immediately. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/CG43074) "I'm delighted that Henry has agreed to serve as a Wisconsin Energy director," said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His extensive management experience an... 
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01/17/13Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents a share on the company's common stock, consistent with the plan the board announced at its December 2012 meeting. This represents an increase of 4 cents a share in the current quarterly dividend a... 
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01/16/13Wisconsin Energy announces 2012 fourth quarter, year-end earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2012 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:30 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within... 
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12/06/12Wisconsin Energy announces plan to raise quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that it is planning to raise the quarterly dividend to 34 cents a share on the company's common stock in the first quarter of 2013.  This would represent an increase of 4 cents a share over the current quarterly rate.  The directors expect to declare the new dividend at their regularly scheduled meeting in January. The dividend – which would be equivalent to an annual ... 
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10/31/12Wisconsin Energy posts third quarter and nine month results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $156.1 million or 67 cents a share for the third quarter of 2012.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $129.8 million or 55 cents a share for the third quarter of 2011.  For the first nine months of 2012, the company recorded net income from continuing operations of $447.5 million or $1.92 a share – up from $398.7 million or $1.69 a share in ... 
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10/24/12Wisconsin Energy announces 2012 third quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2012 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentati... 
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10/18/12Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2012, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2012.  This marks the 281st consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will ha... 
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09/12/12Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:      Gale Klappa – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) What:       Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference Klappa will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and an update on the company's business outlook. ... 
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08/29/12Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to present Sept. 5 at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) What: Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference Klappa will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and provide an update on the company's business outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2:05 p.m. Central ... 
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08/17/12We Energies to pursue conversion of Valley Power Plant to natural gas
Conversion expected to benefit electric and steam customers MILWAUKEE, Aug 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies today announced plans to convert the fuel source for the Valley Power Plant from coal to natural gas.  The Valley plant is a cogeneration facility located along the Menomonee River in Milwaukee that generates electricity for the grid and produces steam for heating hundreds of downtown Milwaukee buildings.  "For decades, the Valley plant has served a critical role – producing ele... 
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08/08/12Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to present Aug. 14 at Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --   Who: Rick Kuester – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) What:  Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference Kuester will participate in a panel discussing utility industry issues. When:  Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:15 a.m. Central time ... 
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08/01/12Wisconsin Energy posts 2012 second quarter and first half results
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $119.3 million or 51 cents a share for the second quarter of 2012.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $98.0 million or 41 cents a share in the second quarter of 2011.  For the first six months of 2012, the company recorded net income from continuing operations of $291.4 million or $1.25 a share – up from $268.9 million or $... 
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07/30/12Keyes appointed executive vice president, chief financial officer
Succeeding Frederick "Rick" Kuester who will retire in early 2013 MILWAUKEE, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has elected J. Patrick Keyes, 46, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the corporation and its utility subsidiaries, effective Sept. 1, 2012.  Keyes succeeds Frederick "Rick" Kuester, who will retire in January 2013 at the age of 62.   (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/... 
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07/25/12Wisconsin Energy announces 2012 second quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2012 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which ... 
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07/19/12Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2012, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2012.  This marks the 280th consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will h... 
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05/03/12Klappa cites completion of Power the Future plan, customer satisfaction, stronger earnings and total shareholder return in annual meeting review of 2011 highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Wisconsin Energy's (NYSE: WEC) annual meeting of stockholders held today at Concordia University Wisconsin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa described the successful completion of the company's Power the Future plan and called 2011 a year of exceptional progress. Klappa cited the following 2011 highlights: Earnings and financial strength The highest net income in company history. Earnings from continuing oper... 
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05/01/12Wisconsin Energy posts first quarter results
MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $172.1 million or 74 cents a share for the first quarter of 2012.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $170.9 million or 72 cents a share for the first quarter of 2011.  First quarter 2012 revenues were $1.19 billion, compared with $1.33 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ago. The warmest first quarter in at least 122 years led to ... 
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04/24/12Wisconsin Energy announces 2012 first quarter earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2012 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com. Click 'First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation, which... 
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04/19/12Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2012, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2012. This marks the 279th consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - that the compan... 
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04/18/12Wisconsin Energy named one of the nation's best corporate citizens for the fifth year in a row
MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance. For the fourth time, Corporate Responsib... 
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03/28/12Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to present April 4 at 2012 Midwest Utilities Seminar
MILWAUKEE, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Rick Kuester - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer   Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC)     What: 2012 Midwest Utilities Seminar   Kuester will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and outlook.     When: Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. Central time ... 
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02/02/12Martin Appointed Wisconsin Energy Executive Vice President and General Counsel; Fleming to Retire
  MILWAUKEE, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Martin has been appointed executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC), effective March 1.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/CG45964-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/CG45964-b) Martin, 59, who currently serves as vice president, corporate secretary and associate general counsel, will succeed James Fleming, who has serve... 
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02/02/12Wisconsin Energy Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2011
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $114.1 million or 49 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2011.  This compares with net income from continuing operations of $125.6 million or 53 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2010.   Fourth quarter 2011 revenues were $1.11 billion, compared with $1.09 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ago. For the full year 2011, revenues rose to $4.49 billion, u... 
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01/26/12Wisconsin Energy Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter, Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2011 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.  A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time.  To listen to webcast Go to wisconsinenergy.com.  Click 'Fourth Quarter, Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' at any point within ... 
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01/19/12Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 30 cents a share on the company's common stock consistent with the plan the board announced at its December 2011 meeting.  This represents an increase of 4 cents a share over the current quarterly rate and... 
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01/19/12Stanek Elected to Wisconsin Energy Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director and director of asset management of Robert W. Baird & Co., has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC), effective immediately. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/CG37110) "I'm delighted that Mary Ellen has agreed to serve as a Wisconsin Energy director," said Gale Klappa, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "Her extensive ... 
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12/01/11Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Present at Goldman Sachs Clean Energy and Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of   Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC)     What: Goldman Sachs Clean Energy and Power Conference   Klappa will participate on a panel discussing utility industry issues.     When: Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m. Central ... 
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12/01/11Wisconsin Energy Announces Plan to Raise Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1, 2011  /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that it is planning to raise the quarterly dividend to 30 cents a share on the company's common stock in the first quarter of 2012. This would represent an increase of 4 cents a share over the current quarterly rate.  The directors expect to declare the new dividend at their regularly scheduled meeting in January. The dividend – which would be equivalent to an annual ... 
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11/30/11Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Utility Symposium
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --   Who: Gale Klappa – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of   Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wells Fargo Securities Utility Symposium   Klappa will review Wisconsin Energy's strategy and business outlook and participate on a panel discussing utility industry issues When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12:10 p.m. Central time ... 
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10/27/11Wisconsin Energy Posts Third Quarter and Nine Month Earnings
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $129.8 million or 55 cents a share for the third quarter of 2011. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $112.3 million or 47 cents a share for the third quarter of 2010. For the first nine months of 2011, the company reported net income from continuing operations of $398.7 million or $1.69 a share -- up from $328.8 million or $1.39 a ... 
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10/20/11Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 26 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2011. This marks the 277th consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - that the co... 
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10/20/11Wisconsin Energy Announces 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2011 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the webcast Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minutes before 1 p.m. ... 
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09/14/11Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference
Who: Rick Kuester - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference Kuester will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as update... 
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09/01/11Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to Present Sept. 8 at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference
Who: Rick Kuester - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) What: Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference Kuester will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and an update on its business outlook. ... 
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09/01/11Fletcher Joins We Energies
34-year utility veteran to lead customer operations group MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- We Energies announced today that Kevin Fletcher has been named senior vice president - customer operations. Fletcher will have overall responsibility for the planning, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the company's electric and natural gas distribution systems in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Fletcher, 53, has served in a number of significant r... 
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07/28/11Wisconsin Energy Posts Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Earnings
MILWAUKEE, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $98 million or 41 cents a share for the second quarter of 2011. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $88 million or 37 cents a share for the second quarter of 2010. For the first six months of 2011, the company reported net income from continuing operations of $269 million or $1.14 a share - up from $216 million or 91 cents a share i... 
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07/21/11Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 26 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on Aug. 12, 2011. This marks the 276th consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - that the c... 
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07/21/11Wisconsin Energy Announces 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2011 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 28, 2011. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the webcast Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minutes before 1 p.m.... 
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05/05/11Klappa Cites Customer Satisfaction, Total Shareholder Return and Stronger Earnings in Annual Meeting Review of 2010 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --At Wisconsin Energy's (NYSE: WEC) annual meeting of stockholders held today at Concordia University Wisconsin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa described the successful completion of the company's Power the Future plan and called 2010 a year of exceptional progress. Klappa noted that a modest economic recovery and a return to warm summer temperatures helped grow total sales of electricity to retail customers by 6 percent. E... 
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05/03/11Wisconsin Energy Posts First Quarter Earnings; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for 2011
MILWAUKEE, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $171 million or 72 cents per share for the first quarter of 2011. This compares with earnings of $129 million or 55 cents per share from continuing operations in last year's first quarter. First quarter 2011 revenue from continuing operations was $1.33 billion compared with $1.25 billion in the first quarter of 2010. The company's results for the first thr... 
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04/26/11Wisconsin Energy Announces 2011 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2011 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the webcast Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click the link for 'First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then click 'Go to webcast' up to 15 minutes before 1 p.m. Centra... 
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04/21/11Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 26 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on May 13, 2011. This marks the 275th consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - that the ... 
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03/29/11Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to Present April 5 at 2011 Wellington Shields Midwest Utilities Seminar
Who: Rick Kuester - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2011 Wellington Shields Midwest Utilities Seminar Kuester will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's business strategy and outlook. ... 
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03/25/11Garvin to Join Wisconsin Energy
Brings added depth and experience to company leadership team MILWAUKEE, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Robert M. Garvin will become senior vice president - external affairs for the corporation and its utility subsidiaries, effective April 15, 2011. Garvin, 44, currently serves as vice president and general counsel of American Transmission Company of Pewaukee, Wis. In his new role, Garvin will have overall responsibilit... 
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03/16/11Wisconsin Energy Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the Fourth Year in a Row
MILWAUKEE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --For the fourth consecutive year, Ethisphere Magazine named Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. Wisconsin Energy joins honorees such as American Express, eBay, Ford Motor Company, Adidas, Starbucks, PepsiCo and Xerox Corporation on Ethisphere's 2011 honor roll. Just a few weeks ago, Wisconsin Energy also was named one of the nation's best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine... 
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03/03/11Wisconsin Energy Named One of the Nation's Best Corporate Citizens for the Fourth Year in a Row
MILWAUKEE, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance. For the third time, Corporat... 
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03/03/11Wisconsin Energy's Kuester to Participate on Strategy Panel at 2011 Morgan Stanley Utilities Conference
Who: Rick Kuester - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2011 Morgan Stanley Utilities Conference Kuester will participate on a panel discussing strategic issues in the utility industry and will discuss Wisconsin Energy's busine... 
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03/01/11Wisconsin Electric Power Co. closes on sale of Edgewater Unit 5
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric Power Company, d/b/a We Energies, has closed on the sale of its 25 percent ownership interest in the Edgewater Generating Station Unit 5 to Wisconsin Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation. Wisconsin Power and Light now owns 100 percent of Edgewater Generating Station Unit 5, which is located in Sheboygan, Wis. The closing price was approximately $38 million, which is the net book value of the plant and the related working capital. Wis... 
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02/16/11Wisconsin Energy Announces New Executive Assignments
Changes are part of long-term leadership development plan MILWAUKEE, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa today announced new assignments for two members of the company's senior management team. Allen Leverett, 44, currently the company's chief financial officer, will become president and chief executive officer of We Generation. He will continue to serve as an executive vice president of Wisc... 
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02/01/11Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2010
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $126 million or $1.06 a share for the fourth quarter of 2010. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $113 million or 96 cents a share for the final quarter of 2009. Fourth quarter revenues were $1.09 billion in 2010, compared with $1.06 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ago. For the full year 2010, revenues were $4.20 billion, up s... 
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01/26/11Wisconsin Energy Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter, Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2010 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation online Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click the link for 'Fourth quarter, year-end 2010 Release and Conference Call' and click 'Webcast Audio' up to 1... 
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01/21/11West to Retire After 41 Years of Service
Keyes named Vice President and Treasurer MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Jeffrey West, vice president and treasurer of the company and its utility subsidiary We Energies, will retire at the end of April 2011. J. Patrick Keyes, currently managing partner - Accenture North American Utilities Customer Care Practice, will join the company as West's successor. "Jeff West has had a remarkable career with our company," s... 
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01/20/11Wisconsin Electric Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Shares
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents a share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series, payable March 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2011. The board also declared a quarterly dividend of $1.50 a share on the Six Per Cent Preferred Stock payable April 30, 2011, to stockholders of record on April 14, 2011. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, doing business as We En... 
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01/20/11Wisconsin Energy Corporation Announces Stock Split and New Quarterly Dividend Rate
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced a two-for-one stock split - the company's first stock split since 1992 - and declared a quarterly cash dividend consistent with the policy the board adopted at its December 2010 meeting. The new quarterly dividend will be 52 cents a share on a pre-split basis. After the split, the quarterly dividend rate will be 26 cents a share. On the record date of Feb.... 
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12/02/10Wisconsin Energy Revises Dividend Policy
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --At their regularly scheduled meeting today, the directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) adopted a revised dividend policy. The new policy calls for a target payout ratio of 50 to 55 percent of earnings in 2011 and subsequent years. The company expects to remain at or near the bottom of this new payout range for at least the next two years - given the capital investment for renewable energy, environmental improvements and distri... 
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12/01/10Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Wells Fargo Utility Symposium
Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wells Fargo Utility Symposium Leverett will participate on a "Rate Base Growth and Regulation" panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and busine... 
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11/04/10We Energies Holiday Tradition Continues With Release of the 2010 Cookie Book
Distributions begin Nov. 9 MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --We Energies is pleased to announce the newest edition of our Cookie Book, a customer favorite during the holiday season. For more than 80 years, the We Energies Cookie Book has been passed down from generation to generation, making many of the recipes cherished family traditions. This year's Cookie Book is dedicated to our extended family of more than 4,000 We Energies retired employees. This year, you will see ... 
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10/26/10Wisconsin Energy Posts Third Quarter and Nine-Month Earnings
MILWAUKEE, Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $328.8 million or $2.78 a share for the first nine months of 2010. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $262.6 million or $2.23 a share for the first nine months of 2009. Continuing results exclude the operations of Edison Sault Electric Company, which was sold in May 2010 and is reported in discontinued operations. For the quarter end... 
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10/19/10Wisconsin Energy Announces 2010 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2010 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minutes b... 
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10/14/10Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2010, to stockholders of record on Nov. 12, 2010. This marks the 273rd consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - that the c... 
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09/21/10Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference
Who: Allen L. Leverett -Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference Leverett will participate on a Regulated and Renewable panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on the company's Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 a.m. Central time Where: Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St., New Yo... 
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09/08/10Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
Who: Allen L. Leverett -Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on the company's Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:45 a.m. Central time Where: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers 811 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10019 Note: The presentation will be available on a ... 
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08/05/10Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Participate on a Strategy Panel at Goldman Sachs Tenth Annual Power and Utility Conference
Who: Gale Klappa - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Tenth Annual Power and Utility Conference Klappa will participate on a panel discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Thursday, August 12, at 12:30 p.m. Central time Where: Goldman Sachs Conference Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street ... 
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07/29/10Wisconsin Energy Posts First Half and Second Quarter 2010 Earnings
MILWAUKEE, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $216.5 million or $1.83 a share for the first half of 2010. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $204.4 million or $1.73 a share for the first half of 2009. Continuing results exclude the operations of Edison Sault Electric Company, which was sold in May 2010 and is reported in discontinued operations. For the quarter ended June 30, 2... 
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07/22/10Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable September 1, 2010, to stockholders of record on August 13, 2010. This marks the 272nd consecutive quarter - dating back to 1942 - th... 
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07/22/10Wisconsin Energy Announces 2010 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2010 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 29, 2010. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minut... 
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06/21/10We Energies Named One of the Best Places to Work by Computerworld Magazine
MILWAUKEE, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Computerworld magazine has named We Energies one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology for 2010. Each year, Computerworld develops a listing of the top 100 companies that employ information technology (IT) professionals. In compiling the list, the magazine considers benefits, diversity, career development, training, retention and survey responses from IT workers. "Computerworld's inclusion of We Energies as one of the nation... 
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06/01/10We Energies Honored for Supplier Diversity
EEI recognizes company's innovation, mentoring efforts MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --We Energies has been honored by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) with two awards: the 2010 Supplier Diversity Innovation Award, in recognition of the company's innovative efforts to encourage diversity among its suppliers, and the Vendor Opportunity Award, honoring the company's commitment, encouragement and mentoring of minority- and women-owned businesses. Southern California Edison an... 
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05/06/10Klappa Cites Customer Satisfaction, Shareholder Return and Stronger Earnings in Annual Meeting Review of 2009 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --At Wisconsin Energy's (NYSE: WEC) annual meeting of stockholders held today at Concordia University Wisconsin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa updated attendees on the progress of the company's Power the Future plan, highlighted the company's financial performance and outlined future investment plans. During the meeting, stockholders approved re-election of the following directors to terms expiring at the 2011 annual meeting... 
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05/04/10Wisconsin Energy Posts First Quarter Earnings; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for 2010
MILWAUKEE,, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $130 million or $1.10 per share for the first quarter of 2010. This compares with earnings of $142 million or $1.20 per share from continuing operations in last year's first quarter. Total retail sales of electricity rose by 0.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2009. Consumption of electricity by residential customers declined by 3.6 percent - the resu... 
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04/27/10Wisconsin Energy Announces 2010 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2010 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minutes bef... 
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04/22/10Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2010, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2010. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power C... 
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03/31/10Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present April 7 at Midwest Utilities Seminar
Who: Allen Leverett -Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Midwest Utilities Seminar Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, April 7, at 10:00 a.m. Central time Where: Park Hyat... 
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03/25/10We Energies wind project to use alliance of Wisconsin firms
MILWAUKEE - We Energies announced today that it has developed a Wisconsin-based alliance to design and build the Glacier Hills Wind Park, which will be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County. The project is expected to generate more than 400 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually - enough to power 45,000 homes. The construction alliance will include The Boldt Company of Appleton, Michels Corporation of Brownsville and Edgerton Contractors, Inc. of Oak Creek. “De... 
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03/23/10Wisconsin Energy Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the Third Year in a Row
MILWAUKEE, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- For the third consecutive year, Ethisphere Magazine has named Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. Wisconsin Energy joins honorees such as PepsiCo, Starbucks, Mattel, Aflac and Johns Hopkins Hospital on Ethisphere's 2010 honor roll. Just a few weeks ago, Wisconsin Energy was also named one of the nation's best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. "We're very pleased to b... 
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03/19/10Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Speak at Power Breakfast
Who: Gale Klappa - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast Klappa will address the company's outlook and regional economic developments. When: Friday, March 26, at 7:40 a.m. Central time Where: Pfister Hotel 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Note: The presentation will be availabl... 
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03/05/10Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Participate on a Panel at the Morgan Stanley Utilities Conference
Who: Allen Leverett -Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Morgan Stanley Utilities Conference Leverett will participate on a panel discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Friday, March 12, at 8:45 a.m. Central time Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan 1605 Broadway at 49th Street New York, NY 10019 Note: The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 8:45 a.m. Central time on Marc... 
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03/02/10Wisconsin Energy Named One of the Nation's Best Corporate Citizens for the Third Year in a Row
MILWAUKEE, March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States for the third consecutive year. The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance. For the second time, Corporate R... 
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02/02/10Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-year Results for 2009
MILWAUKEE, Feb 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $114 million or 96 cents a share for the fourth quarter of 2009. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $100 million or 85 cents a share for the final quarter of 2008. Fourth quarter revenues were $1.07 billion in 2009, compared with $1.20 billion in the corresponding period last year. For the full year 2009, revenues were $4.13 billion, down ... 
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01/27/10Wisconsin Energy Announces 2009 Fourth Quarter, Year-end Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2009 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Fourth Quarter/Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audi... 
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01/21/10Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- At their regularly scheduled meetings today, the boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company declared the following dividends: Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents a share on the company's common stock. This represents an increase of 6.25 cents a share over the current quarterly rate and brings the annual rate from $1.35 to $... 
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12/21/09We Power and Bechtel Power Corporation announce settlement of claims
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11/04/09We Energies Invites Customers to Join Cookie Book Tradition
Cookie Book distributions begin Nov. 10 MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Cookie Book. For more than 80 years, the We Energies Cookie Book has been passed down from generation to generation in our customers' homes, making many of the recipes cherished family traditions. The newest edition of the Cookie Book features 45 holiday recipes and includes beautifully shot photos for reference. "It's exciting to see this fun family... 
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10/29/09Wisconsin Energy Corporation Reaches Agreement to Sell Edison Sault Electric
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Edison Sault Electric Company, one of its regulated utility subsidiaries, to Cloverland Electric Cooperative of Dafter, Mich., for $61.5 million. Under the agreement, the ownership share in American Transmission Company (ATC) currently held by Edison Sault will be retained by Wisconsin Energy. The purchase price represents a premium of ap... 
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10/29/09Wisconsin Energy Posts Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $59 million or 50 cents a share for the third quarter of 2009. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $77 million or 64 cents a share in the third quarter last year. For the first nine months of 2009, net income from continuing operations reached $264 million or $2.24 a share. On a comparable basis, earnings for the first nine months of l... 
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10/28/09We Energies named best in Midwest for keeping the lights on Award recognizes most-reliable electric utilities nationwide
MILWAUKEE – For the sixth time in the past eight years, We Energies has been named the winner of the ReliabilityOne™ award in the Midwest region for superior reliability of its electric system. The award is based on the company’s performance for the year 2008. The ReliabilityOne award is given annually by PA Consulting Group to the utilities that have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers.  “Our company is committed to providing exceptional customer... 
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10/22/09Wisconsin Energy Announces 2009 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2009 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio... 
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10/15/09Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2009, to stockholders of record on Nov. 13, 2009. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin Electri... 
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10/08/09Pilot Project Captures 90% of CO2
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies, Alstom and The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today that a pilot project testing an advanced chilled ammonia process has demonstrated more than 90 percent capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue stream of at a coal-fueled power plant in Wisconsin. At a press conference at We Energies' Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, which hosted the project, We Energies Chairman, President and CEO Gale Klappa, Alstom U.S. Pr... 
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09/15/09Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at 2009 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2009 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference Leverett will participate on an Energy Infrastructure Growth panel. He will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and provide updates ... 
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09/02/09Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present Sept. 9 at Barclays Capital CEO Energy/Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Barclays Capital CEO Energy/Power Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and give updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 8:45 a.m. Central... 
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09/01/09We Energies Plans Biomass Plant at Domtar Rothschild Mill Site
50-megawatt renewable energy facility to be fueled by wood ROTHSCHILD, Wis., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies announced today the proposed construction of a $250 million biomass-fueled power plant at Domtar Corporation's Rothschild, Wisconsin paper mill site. Wood, waste wood and sawdust will be used to produce 50 megawatts of electricity and will also support Domtar's sustainable papermaking operations. The project would be funded by We Energies. The partnership between We E... 
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07/30/09Wisconsin Energy Posts Second Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, July 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $63.4 million or 54 cents a share for the second quarter of 2009. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $58.2 million or 49 cents a share in the corresponding period a year ago. In this year's second quarter, the company reversed a charge of 5 cents a share that was taken earlier this year in anticipation of a true up of costs f... 
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07/23/09Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2009, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2009. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin... 
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07/23/09Wisconsin Energy Announces 2009 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2009 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 30, 2009. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15... 
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05/12/09Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Speak at Goldman Sachs Ninth Annual Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Gale Klappa - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Ninth Annual Power and Utility Conference Klappa will participate on two panels discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Tuesday, May 19, at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Central time Where: Goldman Sachs 32 Old Slip ... 
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05/07/09Klappa Cites Customer Satisfaction, Stock Performance, Stronger Earnings in Annual Meeting Review of 2008 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) 2009 annual meeting of stockholders today at the Cedarburg (Wis.) Performing Arts Center, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa highlighted 2008 achievements, updated attendees on the progress of the company's Power the Future program, and reviewed actions being taken to grow the company and enhance shareholder value. During the meeting, stockholders approved re-election of the following d... 
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05/05/09Wisconsin Energy Posts First Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $142 million or $1.20 per share for the first quarter of 2009. This compares with earnings of $123 million or $1.04 per share from continuing operations in last year's first quarter. Total retail sales of electricity decreased by 8.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2008. Consumption of electricity by residential customers declined by 3.5 percent ... 
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04/28/09Wisconsin Energy Announces 2009 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2009 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 mi... 
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04/23/09Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2009, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2009. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin E... 
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04/15/09Wisconsin Energy Honored Again as One of 'World's Most Ethical Companies'
MILWAUKEE, April 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- For the second year in a row, Ethisphere magazine has named Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. Wisconsin Energy joined honorees such as Pepsi, McDonalds, Starbucks, Mattel, Aflac and Johns Hopkins Hospital on Ethisphere's 2009 honor roll. In March, Wisconsin Energy also was named - for the second year in a row - one of the nation's best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibilit... 
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03/31/09Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present April 7 at the 2009 Shields & Co./Berenson Midwest Utilities Seminar
MILWAUKEE, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2009 Midwest Utilities Seminar Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Tuesday, April 7, a... 
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03/11/09Wisconsin Energy Named One of the Nation's Best Corporate Citizens for the Second Year in a Row
MILWAUKEE, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) moved up to 12th place on the list of the Top 100 corporate citizens in the United States in the annual ranking prepared by Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine. In 2008, Wisconsin Energy was 15th on the list. CRO evaluates approximately 1,100 publicly held companies in the areas of employee relations, governance, finance, philanthropy, human rights, environmental efforts and lobbying... 
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02/03/09Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2008
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $100 million or 85 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2008. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $95 million or 80 cents per share for the final quarter of 2007. Fourth quarter revenues were $1.20 billion in 2008, compared with $1.15 billion in the same period last year. For the full year 2008, revenues were $4.43 billion, compa... 
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01/29/09Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2009, to stockholders of record on Feb. 13, 2009. The dividend is equivalent to an annual rate of $1.35 a share. Wisconsin Electric declares regular quarterly dividends Also today, the board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Compan... 
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01/27/09Wisconsin Energy Announces 2008 Year-end Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2008 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for the "Year- end Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcas... 
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12/08/08Wisconsin Electric announces agreement to sell $250 million principal amount of debentures
MILWAUKEE (Dec. 8, 2008) -- Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today it has agreed to sell $250 million principal amount of unsecured 6.25% debentures due December 1, 2015. The securities will be issued from an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Banc of America Securities LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. Inco... 
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12/04/08Wisconsin Energy Announces Plan to Raise Quarterly Dividend, Approves New Dividend Policy and Provides 2009 Earnings Guidance
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced a new dividend policy today that would provide for a quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents a share on the company's common stock in the first quarter of 2009. This would represent an increase of 6.75 cents a share over the current quarterly rate. The directors expect to declare the new dividend at their regularly scheduled meeting in January. The dividend - which wou... 
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10/29/08Wisconsin Energy Posts Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $77 million or 65 cents a share for the third quarter of 2008. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $83 million or 70 cents a share in the third quarter last year. For the first nine months of 2008, net income from continuing operations reached $259 million or $2.19 a share. On a comparable basis, earnings for the first nine month... 
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10/27/08We Energies submits application for Columbia County wind project
Glacier Hills Wind Park would be capable of powering up to 45,000 homes MILWAUKEE – We Energies filed an application today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for authorization to build the Glacier Hills Wind Park. The proposed wind park would be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in northeast Columbia County – approximately 45 miles northeast of Madison. Current plans call for the project to consist of up to 90 wind turbines that would generate as much as 207 megaw... 
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10/22/08Wisconsin Energy Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2008 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Oct. 29. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to ... 
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10/16/08Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 27 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2008, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2008. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin El... 
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09/25/08Wisconsin Electric announces agreement to sell $300 million principal amount of debentures
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today it has agreed to sell $300 million principal amount of unsecured 6.00% debentures due April 1, 2014. The securities will be issued from an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC as joint book-running managers, and Su... 
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09/16/08Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference Leverett will participate on a Midwest Utilities panel. He will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and give updates on its Power the Future plan and business... 
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08/27/08Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present Sept. 3 at Lehman Brothers Energy/Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen L. Leverett -- Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Lehman Brothers Energy/Power Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and give updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:25 a.m. Cent... 
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08/06/08We Energies, Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Public Power commit to additional environmental initiatives
MILWAUKEE - We Energies, Madison Gas & Electric and Wisconsin Public Power today announced a significant new commitment to environmental initiatives. They include reductions in greenhouse gases, investments in additional renewable energy resources, funding to protect Lake Michigan’s ecosystem and the retirement of older, less-efficient generation. “Coupled with other initiatives we have under way, our three utilities are taking a leadership role in providing cost effective energy, maintaining... 
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07/31/08Wisconsin Energy Posts Second Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $58.3 million or 49 cents per share for the second quarter of 2008. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $57.7 million or 49 cents per share in the corresponding period a year ago. Second quarter 2008 results were helped by additional earnings from the company's Power the Future plan, including the new Port Washington generating u... 
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07/24/08Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 27 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2008, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2008. Wisconsin Electric The board of director... 
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07/24/08Wisconsin Energy Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2008 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "w... 
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06/11/08Wisconsin Energy One of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies'
Announcement Made at Ethisphere and Forbes Joint Conference in New York City MILWAUKEE, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ethisphere magazine has named Wisconsin Energy one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2008. Ninety-three global companies, across 33 business sectors, were selected for inclusion on the 2008 list. The selection was based on the following criteria: -- corporate citizenship and responsibility, -- corporate governance, -- innovation that c... 
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05/29/08Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present June 5 at 2008 Citi Power, Gas and Utilities Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2008 Citi Power, Gas and Utilities Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Thursday, June 5, at 8:3... 
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05/19/08We Energies wind project begins commercial operation
Largest wind farm to date in Wisconsin is on time and on budget MILWAUKEE - We Energies' Blue Sky Green Field wind project was placed into commercial service today. The 88 turbines have a demonstrated capacity of 145 megawatts and are expected to generate more than 328 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually - enough to power 36,000 homes. “Blue Sky Green Field is one of several targeted efforts we're undertaking to generate more energy from renewable resources,” said Rick Kuester, exe... 
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05/06/08Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Participate in Panels at Goldman Sachs Eighth Annual Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Gale Klappa - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Eighth Annual Power and Utility Conference Klappa will participate on two panels discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Tuesday, May 13, at 12:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Central time Where: Goldman Sachs 32 Old Slip ... 
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05/01/08Wisconsin Energy Cites Customer Satisfaction, Construction Progress, Improved Earnings in Annual Meeting Review of 2007 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- At the Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) 2008 annual meeting of stockholders today, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa highlighted 2007 achievements, discussed construction progress and reviewed actions management is taking to grow the company, improve customer satisfaction and enhance shareholder value. Approximately 500 stockholders attended the meeting at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wis. ... 
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04/29/08Wisconsin Energy Posts First Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $123 million or $1.04 per share for the first quarter of 2008. This compares with earnings of $101 million or 85 cents per share from continuing operations in last year's first quarter. "A cold, snowy winter drove electric and natural gas usage higher across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our electric sales were the highest for any wi... 
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04/24/08Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 27 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2008, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2008. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin Ele... 
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04/22/08Wisconsin Energy Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2008 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, April 29. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com. Click on the link for the "First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to ... 
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04/02/08Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present April 9 at 2008 Wall Street Access/Berenson Midwest Utilities Seminar
Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2008 Midwest Utility Seminar Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, April 9, at 4:15 p.m. Central time Where: Park Hyatt Chicago 800 North Michigan A... 
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03/18/08Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present March 25 at 2008 Edward Jones Mid-Cap Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2008 Mid-Cap Utility Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Tuesday, March 25, at 8:15 a.m. Central time Where: ... 
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03/04/08Wisconsin Energy Named One of the 15 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine
MILWAUKEE, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation has been named one of the 15 best corporate citizens in the United States according to Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine's annual ranking of the '100 Best Corporate Citizens.' To produce the list, CRO evaluates approximately 1,100 publicly held companies in the areas of employee relations, environment, financial performance, governance practices, human rights, lobbying and philanthropy. "We... 
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02/05/08Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2007
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $95 million or 80 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2007. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $78 million or 65 cents per share for the final quarter of 2006. In the fourth quarter of 2006, the company recorded a 5 cent per share gain associated with the ability to recognize state tax operating losses at the parent company lev... 
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01/29/08Wisconsin Energy Announces 2007 Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2007 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 5. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http;//www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for the "Year-end Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio"... 
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01/17/08Wisconsin Energy Raises Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly dividend of 27 cents a share on the company's common stock -- an increase of 2 cents a share or 8 percent. The dividend is payable March 1, 2008, to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2008. "This marks the fifth consecutive year that our board has raised the dividend," said Gale Klappa, Wisconsin Energy chairman, president and chief execut... 
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12/07/07Wisconsin Energy Names Martin Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Associate General Counsel
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Susan Ham Martin has been appointed vice president, corporate secretary and associate general counsel of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective immediately. Martin will succeed Anne Klisurich as vice president and corporate secretary. Klisurich will remain a vice president until her retirement in February 2008. She has served as corporate secretary since August 2004. Martin joined We Energies, the principal utility subsid... 
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10/30/07Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Third Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $83 million or 70 cents per share for the third quarter of 2007. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $71 million or 60 cents per share for the third quarter of 2006. Electric sales were up slightly -- driven in part by customer growth. The company also benefited from effective cost controls and favorable recovery of fuel costs. ... 
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10/23/07Wisconsin Energy Announces 2007 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2007 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Oct. 30. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 m... 
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10/18/07Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2007, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2007. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisconsin Ele... 
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10/16/07We Energies sells land to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
More than 2,500 acres sold to DNR and The Trust for Public Land FLORENCE COUNTY, Wis. – In transactions that will protect unique and environmentally significant lands and waterways in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, We Energies announced today that it has completed more than 2,500 acres of land sales to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and The Trust for Public Land (TPL). The land sold to the DNR includes more than 500 acres in Florence County, and... 
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10/01/07Wisconsin Energy Transfers Ownership of Point Beach Nuclear Plant to FPL Energy
Net proceeds for customer benefit to be greater than originally projected MILWAUKEE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that its subsidiary, Wisconsin Electric Power Co., doing business as We Energies, has completed the sale of its Point Beach Nuclear Plant to FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL). FPL Energy has assumed management and operation of Point Beach from Nuclear Management Company, which has operat... 
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09/18/07Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference Leverett will participate on a Midwest Utilities panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and busine... 
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08/28/07Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present Sept. 4 at Lehman Brothers Energy/Power Conference
Who: Allen L. Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Lehman Brothers Energy/Power Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 2:05 p.m. Central time Where: Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers 811 S... 
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07/31/07Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Second Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $57.7 million or 49 cents per share for the second quarter of 2007. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $59.7 million or 50 cents per share in the second quarter of 2006. Results in this year's second quarter were helped by a return to more normal weather and the settlement of a billing dispute with the company's largest customer... 
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07/26/07Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2007, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2007. Wisconsin Electric The board of directors of Wisc... 
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07/24/07Wisconsin Energy Corporation Invitation for Security Analysts Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has scheduled a conference call at 1 p.m. Central time, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, to discuss its second quarter 2007 financial results. Second quarter earnings will be released before the market opens on Tuesday, July 31. Question & Answer Phone Line for Analysts: U.S. Domestic Toll free calls dial 800-289-0528 (Confirmation code 4454978.) International Toll calls dial 913-9... 
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07/24/07Wisconsin Energy Announces 2007 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2007 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, July 31. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to... 
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06/01/07Wisconsin Energy's West to Participate on Panel at Second Annual Citigroup Power, Gas and Utilities Conference
Who: Jeffrey West -- Vice President & Treasurer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Citigroup Power, Gas and Utilities Conference West will participate on a panel discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Thursday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. Central time Where: The Charleston Hotel Charleston, South Carolina Note: The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast ... 
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05/08/07Wisconsin Energy Corporation Announces Agreement to Sell $500 Million Principal Amount of Junior Subordinated Notes
MILWAUKEE, May 8, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) announced today it has agreed to sell $500 million principal amount of 2007 Series A Junior Subordinated Notes due 2067. The junior subordinated notes will initially bear interest at 6.25%. Beginning May 15, 2017, the junior subordinated notes will bear interest at the rate of three-month LIBOR plus 211.25 basis points, reset quarterly. Proceeds from the sale will be used to repay short-t... 
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05/07/07We Energies Files Comprehensive Plan Environmental and Reliability Investments to Continue
MILWAUKEE - We Energies today asked the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to approve a comprehensive plan that will enable the company to continue making progress on vital projects already approved by the PSCW. The plan, covering the years 2008 and 2009, will: Improve Wisconsin's air quality. Add renewable energy sources in the state. Promote effective energy efficiency programs. Ensure a reliable energy supply. Return more than $660 million of p... 
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05/03/07Wisconsin Energy Cites Construction Progress, Improved Earnings, Stock Performance in Annual Meeting Review of 2006 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) 2007 annual meeting today, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa updated stockholders on power plant construction progress at Oak Creek and Port Washington, discussed financial initiatives, and reviewed actions management is taking to grow the company, improve customer satisfaction and enhance shareholder value. Approximately 450 stockholders attended the meeting, which was held at The Pabst Th... 
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05/02/07Wisconsin Energy's Klappa to Participate in Two Panels at the Goldman Sachs Seventh Annual Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Gale Klappa -- Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Goldman Sachs Seventh Annual Power and Utility Conference. Klappa will participate on two panels discussing strategic issues in the utility industry. When: Panel 1: Thursday, May 10, at 10:15 a.m. Central time Panel 2: Friday, May 11, at 10:15 a.m. Central time Where: Goldman ... 
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05/01/07Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts First Quarter Earnings From Continuing Operations
MILWAUKEE, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $101 million or 85 cents per share for the first quarter of 2007. This compares with earnings of $104 million or 88 cents per share from continuing operations in the corresponding period last year. Results in the first quarter of 2007 were helped by stronger gas margins that reflected a return to normal winter weather. However, this improvement was offset... 
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04/26/07Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2007, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2007. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of directors... 
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04/24/07Wisconsin Energy Announces 2007 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2007 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, May 1. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 mi... 
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04/04/07Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present April 11 at the 2007 Wall Street Access/Berenson Midwest Utilities Seminar
Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2007 Midwest Utilities Seminar Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on the company's Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Wednesday, April 11, at 1:45 p.m. Central time Where: Park Hyatt Chicago 800 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL Note: The presentation will be available... 
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03/29/07We Energies Purchases Wind Turbine Equipment From Vestas
Blue Sky Green Field wind project construction to begin summer 2007MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- We Energies has purchased 88 wind turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for construction of the Blue Sky Green Field wind project in Fond du Lac County. Each Vestas V82 turbine is capable of producing 1.65 megawatts of electricity for a project total of 145 megawatts, enough energy to power approximately 36,000 homes. This represents the state's largest wind proje... 
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02/22/07Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present March 1 at 2007 UBS Natural Gas & Electric Utilities Conference
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen Leverett -- Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: 2007 UBS Natural Gas & Electric Utilities Conference Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. When: Thursday, March 1, at 1:15 p.m. Central time ... 
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02/07/07Wisconsin Energy Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2006
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $78 million or 65 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2006. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $91 million or 77 cents per share for the final quarter of 2005. In the fourth quarter, the company recorded a 5 cent per share gain associated with the ability to recognize state tax operating losses at the parent company level. Excl... 
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01/31/07Wisconsin Energy Announces 2006 Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan 31, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its year-end 2006 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 7. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up ... 
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01/18/07Wisconsin Energy Raises Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2007, to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2007. This represents an increase of 2 cents a share in the quarterly dividend rate. "The dividend action taken by our board reflects the underlying strength of the company and the continued confidence we ... 
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12/20/06Wisconsin Energy Corporation to Sell Point Beach Nuclear Plant to FPL Energy
Customers will continue to receive low-cost electricity from the plant MILWAUKEE, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that its subsidiary, Wisconsin Electric Power Co., doing business as We Energies, has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Point Beach Nuclear Plant to FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL). Point Beach is a 1,033-megawatt facility located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The first unit at ... 
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11/16/06We Energies named best in the Midwest for keeping the lights on
MILWAUKEE – For the fourth time in the past five years, PA Consulting Group has selected We Energies as the winner of the ReliabilityOne™ award for superior electric system reliability in the Midwest. The award is based on the company's performance for the year 2005. "Customer service and network reliability are critical to our organization's success," said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This recognition is evidence that our efforts to continuously impr... 
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11/10/06Wisconsin Energy Issues 2005 Performance Report
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has released its 2005 Performance Report documenting its economic, environmental and social performance. The report can be found at http://www.wisconsinenergy.com . The 2005 WEC Performance Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, a voluntary protocol that helps corporations communicate information in a balanced, clear, complete and transparent man... 
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11/02/06Wisconsin Electric Announces Agreement to Sell $300 Million Principal Amount of Debentures
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today it has agreed to sell $300 million principal amount of unsecured 5.70% debentures due Dec. 1, 2036. The securities will be issued off an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas as joint book-running managers,... 
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10/26/06Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Third Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) reported net income from continuing operations of $70.8 million or 60 cents per share for the third quarter of 2006. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $65.8 million or 56 cents per share in the third quarter of 2005. While electric sales were down in part because of milder summer weather, the company benefited from continued cost controls, favorable collection of fuel costs and stro... 
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10/19/06Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2006, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2006. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of directors of... 
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10/19/06Wisconsin Energy Announces Details for 2006 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2006 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Oct. 26. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 10 a.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up ... 
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10/02/06We Energies to host innovative carbon separation project
Demonstration will serve as a major step in assessing new technology PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. – We Energies has been selected to test a new technology that could have a significant impact on lowering emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. The partners in this project are We Energies, ALSTOM, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). ALSTOM will design, construct and operate the pilot system that will separate CO2 from a slip stream of boiler flue gas at the We Energies' 1,2... 
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09/29/06We Energies Files Rate Request
IRON MOUNTAIN – We Energies filed a price increase request with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to recover costs associated with providing reliable energy to its customers. We Energies filed for a $2.1 million, or 3.9 percent, electric price increase for the year 2007. The company is requesting 60 percent of the increase be granted immediately, subject to refund, with the balance becoming effective in 2007. The request includes recovery of environmental control costs; start up c... 
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09/28/06Wisconsin Energy Corporation announces sale of Minergy
Thermagen Power to continue plant operations NEENAH, Wis. – Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has completed the sale of its Minergy Neenah subsidiary to Thermagen Power Group, LLC, a privately held Chicago-based energy company. Thermagen plans to continue to employ the current workforce and supply steam for local manufacturers. “When we announced the sale of the plant, we were looking for a buyer that would continue to operate it,” said Walter Kunicki, ... 
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09/20/06Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present Sept. 27 at Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Who: Allen Leverett - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference Leverett will be part of the "Integrated and Regulated" panel presentation When: 9:30 a.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 27 Where: Millennium Broadway Hotel 145 W. 44th Street, ... 
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08/31/06REVISION: Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present Sept. 5 at Lehman Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 5. (It earlier was reported that Mr. Leverett would speak on Sept. 6, but Lehman Brothers subsequently rescheduled his presentation.) Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an u... 
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08/30/06Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Lehman Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference, Sept. 6, in New York. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 6:45 a.m... 
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08/16/06Wisconsin Energy Announces 2006 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2006 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Oct. 26. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 10 a.m. Central time. Instructions for dialing into the conference call will be issued closer to the date of the call. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier en... 
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08/01/06Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Results in Second Quarter
MILWAUKEE, August 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) reported net income from continuing operations of $59.7 million or 50 cents per share for the second quarter of 2006. This compares with net income from continuing operations of $56.8 million or 48 cents per share in the second quarter of 2005. In this year's second quarter, the company recognized a one cent per share gain from the sale of its one-third interest in the Guardian Pipeline. In the second quart... 
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07/27/06Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2006, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2006. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of directors o... 
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07/25/06Wisconsin Energy Announces 2006 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2006 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 mi... 
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06/26/06Chadwick Elected to Wisconsin Energy Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, June 26, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Patricia Chadwick, president of Ravengate Partners LLC, has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC). "I'm delighted that Patricia Chadwick has agreed to join the Wisconsin Energy board of directors," said Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. "Her business knowledge, analytical skills and in-depth experience in the financial... 
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05/04/06Wisconsin Energy Cites Construction Progress, Improved Earnings, Stock Performance in Annual Meeting Review of 2005 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 4, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- At the Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) 2006 annual meeting today, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa updated stockholders on power plant construction progress at Port Washington and Oak Creek, discussed financial initiatives, and reviewed actions management is taking to grow the company, improve customer satisfaction and enhance shareholder value. During the meeting, stockholders approved re-election o... 
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05/03/06Wisconsin Energy Executive To Present At Goldman Sachs Power And Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 3, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Sixth Annual Power and Utility Conference, May 11, in Las Vegas. Klappa will participate in a panel discussion that will address the theme "Balancing the various interests of capital providers through the construction cycle." The panel discussion will be ... 
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05/01/06Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Results from Continuing Operations
MILWAUKEE, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $105 million or 88 cents per share for the first quarter of 2006. This compares with earnings of $90 million or 76 cents per share from continuing operations in the same period last year. Results in the first quarter of 2006 were driven by improved recovery of fuel costs as well as the earnings contribution from Wisconsin Energy's new natural gas-fired ge... 
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04/27/06Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2006, to stockholders of record on May 12, 2006. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of directors of... 
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04/24/06Wisconsin Energy Announces 2006 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2006 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Monday, May 1. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com and click on the link for "First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "... 
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03/28/06Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Berenson Midwest Utility Seminar
MILWAUKEE, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Berenson & Co. Midwest Utility Seminar, April 4, in Chicago. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and provide updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 3 p.m. Central... 
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03/17/06We Energies Submits Application for Wind Project
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Project will be capable of powering 45,000 homes MILWAUKEE – We Energies filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authorization to construct the Blue Sky Green Field Wind Project. The proposed wind project will be located in the towns of Calumet and Marshfield in northeast Fond du Lac County. The wind project is being designed to generate up to 203 megawatts of electricity, eno... 
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03/13/06We Energies works with customers to "Stay Connected"
Moratorium on shut-offs ends April 15 with thousands facing disconnection MILWAUKEE – We Energies has been working to ensure customers "Stay Connected" by contacting them through bill messages, phone calls, door hangers and letters. The main goal of the Stay Connected campaign is to help customers understand their payment options if they are behind on their energy bills. On April 17, We Energies will begin disconnecting service to customers who are significantly in arrears. Customers who ... 
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03/06/06Wisconsin Energy recognized for excellence in corporate governance
MILWAUKEE – For the fifth time in a row, Wisconsin Energy Corp. has received a perfect 10.0 – the highest possible score – from GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), a corporate governance research and ratings agency. Wisconsin Energy is one of only six companies worldwide, and one of only three U.S. companies, that have consistently received GMI's highest rating. Wisconsin Energy joins Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, Westpac Bank, BCE and Nexen in this distinction. “Five consecutive perfec... 
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02/08/06Wisconsin Energy Posts Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2005
MILWAUKEE, Feb 08, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $91 million or 77 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2005. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $85 million or 71 cents per share for the final quarter of 2004. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the company recorded a 7 cent per share charge associated with employee severance costs. Excluding the effect of th... 
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02/01/06Wisconsin Energy Announces 2005 Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its year-end 2005 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.wisconsinenergy.com, click on the link for "2005 Year-End Earnings Release & Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up to 15 minutes bef... 
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01/18/06Wisconsin Energy Raises Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan 18, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2006. This represents a 1 cent per share increase in the quarterly dividend rate. "The dividend action taken by our board reflects the underlying strength of the company and the confidence... 
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12/22/05NRC grants license renewal for We Energies’ Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant
Operating license is extended by 20 years for each of its two reactors MILWAUKEE— The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced today that the agency has renewed the operating licenses of the two units at We Energies' Point Beach Nuclear Plant for an additional 20 years. With the renewal, the license for Unit 1 is extended to Oct. 5, 2030, and the license for Unit 2 is extended to March 8, 2033. “We appreciate the conscientious work of the NRC and the extensive evaluation conduct... 
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12/21/05We Energies’ Energy for Tomorrow posts record participation
Local businesses lead the way in buying renewable energy MILWAUKEE—We Energies today announced record participation in its Energy for Tomorrow program during 2005. The company recorded an increase of 20 percent in renewable energy sales over 2004 levels, to more than 50 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy. We Energies provides business and residential customers the option of purchasing electricity from renewable energy resources such as wind, hydro and biomass through its Energy f... 
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11/15/05Wisconsin Gas Announces Agreement to Sell $90 Million Principal Amount of Debentures
MILWAUKEE, Nov 15, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wisconsin Gas LLC, a principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it has agreed to sell $90 million of unsecured 5.90% debentures due Dec. 1, 2035. The securities will be issued off existing shelf registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and KBC Financial... 
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11/11/05Wisconsin Energy Issues 2004 Performance Report
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has released a Performance Report documenting its 2004 economic, environmental and social performance. The report can be found on its Web site -- http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com . The 2004 WEC Performance Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, a voluntary protocol that helps the corporation communicate information in a balanced, clear, complete an... 
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11/08/05Wisconsin Energy Corp. donates $135,272 to the American Red Cross
Foundation matches $67,636 in employee donations for hurricane victims MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. is pleased to announce its $135,272 donation to the American Red Cross—Milwaukee Chapter to help hurricane victims in the Southeast. The combination of employee donations of $67,636 and the foundation match means a total contribution to the American Red Cross of $135,272. “True to our tradition, employee response to assist people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who were deva... 
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10/26/05Wisconsin Energy Posts Higher Results in Third Quarter
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $66 million or 56 cents per share for the third quarter of 2005. This compares with earnings of $31 million or 26 cents per share from continuing operations in the same period of 2004. In last year's third quarter, the company recorded a charge of 9 cents per share for costs related to early redemption of debt and a 7 cent per share charge for severance... 
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10/20/05Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Oct 20, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2005, to stockholders of record on Nov. 11, 2005. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the boar... 
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10/19/05Wisconsin Energy Announces 2005 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2005 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Oct. 26. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webcast audio" up... 
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09/29/05Statewide Energy Assistance Funds Available Beginning Monday
We Energies encourages customers to apply early to obtain funding for energy bills MILWAUKEE – Qualified customers may begin applying for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) funds beginning Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. Applications are being accepted through May 15, however, customers are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Customers at or below 150 percent of poverty, or $29,025 for a family of four, may qualify for energy assistance dollars to help pay their energy bills. A... 
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09/21/05Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in the Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Sept. 28. Leverett will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as updates on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on ... 
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09/16/05We Energies Restores 104,000 Customers in Less Than 60 Hours
Record time for service restoration MILWAUKEE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- We Energies has restored power to virtually all of the customers who lost service as a result of the storms Tuesday evening. This performance represents the fastest mass restoration effort in the company's history. More than 105,000 customers in southeastern Wisconsin were without power Tuesday evening. As of noon, there are only scattered outages remaining in the northern and we... 
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09/13/05Wisconsin Energy Again Recognized for Corporate Governance Quality
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the fourth time in a row, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has received a perfect 10.0 -- the highest possible score -- from GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), a corporate governance research and ratings agency. Wisconsin Energy is one of only four companies worldwide to achieve a perfect rating for the fourth consecutive time. WEC joins Colgate-Palmolive, Cooper Industries Ltd. and PepsiCo, Inc. in this distinction. Out o... 
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08/31/05Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Lehman Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug 31, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference, Sept. 7, in New York. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning ... 
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08/24/05Minergy Corp. to sell aggregate plant in Neenah
MILWAUKEE – Minergy Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), announced to employees yesterday that Wisconsin Energy intends to sell the Fox Valley Glass Aggregate Plant in Neenah. Wisconsin Energy will use the proceeds to aid in financing its generation expansion projects. “Minergy will continue to pursue new applications for its patented GlassPack® technology but we must also support Wisconsin Energy's core business as it moves into a period of significa... 
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07/27/05Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Results in Second Quarter
MILWAUKEE, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) reported net income from continuing operations of $57 million or 48 cents per share for the second quarter of 2005. The company recognized a 14 cent per share gain in the second quarter associated with the ability to recognize state tax operating losses at the parent company level. Excluding this item, adjusted earnings were 34 cents per share. Net income from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2004... 
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07/21/05Fischer Elected to Wisconsin Energy Corporation Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas J. Fischer, principal of Fischer Financial Consulting LLC, a consultant in corporate financial, accounting and governance matters, has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective July 21, 2005. "I'm delighted that Tom Fischer has agreed to join the Wisconsin Energy board of directors," said Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. "His know... 
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07/21/05Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, July 21, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared regular quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 a share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2005, to stockholders of record on Aug. 12, 2005. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of director... 
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07/20/05Wisconsin Energy Announces 2005 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 20, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2005 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, July 27. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "Second Quarter 2005 Earnings Release and Conference Call" and select "webc... 
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07/19/05We Energies' Port Washington Generating Station Begins Commercial Operation
MILWAUKEE, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies took a significant step forward with its Power the Future plan as the first unit of the Port Washington Generating Station (PWGS) began commercial operation on Saturday, July 16, 2005. The 545-megawatt (MW) high-efficiency natural gas-fueled unit strengthens the company's already diverse fuel mix. We Energies uses coal, nuclear, wind, hydro and natural gas to provide customers with a high degree of reliability. "The Port Washington Generating St... 
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07/01/05We Energies files request to continue reliability investments
Freezes revenue requirements for normal operations at current levels until 2008 MILWAUKEE - We Energies filed a comprehensive plan with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today that will provide for: Continued investment in Power the Future projects that have already been approved by the PSCW. Recovery of American Transmission Co. charges that exceed the amount We Energies is currently collecting from customers. Additional sources of renewable energy. A rate fre... 
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06/28/05We Energies Applauds Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling
MILWAUKEE - The Supreme Court of Wisconsin this morning reversed the Dane County Circuit Court's November 2004 decision and reinstated the Public Service Commission's final decision and order in all respects involving construction of the Oak Creek Power Plant expansion. It was a 4-2 decision with Justice Crooks not participating. Justice Bradley dissented and was joined by Chief Justice Abrahamson. "We appreciate that the Supreme Court understood the importance of this case, and acted expe... 
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06/27/05Wisconsin Energy Tops June Peak Demand Record
Demand exceeds 6,000 megawatts MILWAUKEE – High temperatures and humidity last Friday led to the highest demand for electricity ever recorded by We Energies customers during June. Customer demand reached 6,298 megawatts (MW) during the hour ending at 4 p.m. The highest electric demand We Energies ever recorded was 6,379 MW on Aug. 21, 2003 – Friday's use was within 78 MW of that mark. A new company record could be set this week if the weather remains hot and humid. “Friday's pe... 
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06/15/05We Energies to Buy Wind Energy Projects Under Development in Fond du Lac County
Two projects could be on-line in 2007 FOND DU LAC, Wis. – We Energies today announced an agreement to purchase the development rights for two, 80-megawatt wind farm projects from Navitas Energy Inc., a wind development company. The agreement was signed by both companies on June 14, 2005. The necessary applications will likely be filed this year, and it is expected that the projects will be on-line in 2007, pending regulatory approval. The Navitas purchase includes the engineering, ... 
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06/08/05Wisconsin Energy Executive to Speak at Deutsche Bank Electric Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen L. Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at the Deutsche Bank Electric Power Conference, June 15 in New York. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy, as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 3:30 p.m. Ea... 
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05/26/05Wisconsin Energy Executive to Speak at Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will speak at the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Power and Utility Conference, June 2 in Las Vegas. Klappa will participate in a panel discussion addressing the theme: "Rate-Basing of Assets: Balancing a Pragmatic Approach within a Competitive Environment." The panel discussion will be available on a live audio w... 
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05/19/05House of Blues® Confirms PabstCity
Lease finalized, Foundation Room added MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (May 16, 2005) –Juneau Avenue Partners announced today that it has finalized lease negotiations with House of Blues® Entertainment, Inc. to be an anchor tenant in PabstCity, downtown Milwaukee's 1.1 million square foot mixed-use development. House of Blues also revealed its intent to include in the building program their prestigious private membership Foundation Room, expanding their original plan of 32,000 square feet to 47,... 
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05/05/05Wisconsin Energy Cites Higher Customer Satisfaction, Improved Earnings, Debt Reduction as 2004 Highlights
MILWAUKEE, May 5, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- At the Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) 2005 annual meeting today, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gale Klappa told stockholders that the company's electric and natural gas franchises are growing, and that management continues to focus on reducing the company's business and financial risk. During the meeting, stockholders approved re-election of the following directors to terms expiring at the 2006 annual meeting: John F. ... 
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04/28/05Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher Results From Continuing Operations
MILWAUKEE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported net income from continuing operations of $90 million or 76 cents per share for the first quarter of 2005. This compares with earnings of $84 million or 69 cents per share from continuing operations in the same period of 2004. In last year's first quarter, the company recorded a charge of 3 cents per share for costs related to early redemption of trust preferred securities. Excluding the effect... 
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04/21/05Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric Declare Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company have declared quarterly dividends. Wisconsin Energy The Wisconsin Energy board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 a share on its common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2005, to stockholders of record on May 13, 2005. Wisconsin Electric Also today, the board of directors of Wisconsin Ele... 
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04/20/05Wisconsin Energy Announces 2005 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2005 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, April 28. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central Time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "First Quarter 2005 Earnings Release & Conference Call" and select "Webcast audio... 
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04/08/05Wisconsin Energy Executive to Present at Berenson/Williams Capital Group Midwest Seminar
MILWAUKEE, April 8, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen L. Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present on April 13 at the Berenson/Williams Capital Group Midwest Seminar in Chicago. Leverett plans to present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and a discussion of its future growth plans. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 4:15 p.m. ... 
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04/07/05WISPARK installs new façade at 211 W. Wisconsin Ave. building
MILWAUKEE - The redevelopment of the former US Bank building at 211 W. Wisconsin Ave. has reached a significant milestone as construction crews have nearly completed installing the new façade on the structure. The eight-story building, owned by WISPARK LLC, the real estate development subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy (NYSE:WEC), is undergoing a major exterior transformation and interior renovation. The first floor of the building will be repositioned as pedestrian-friendly retail space with office... 
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03/31/05DNR reissues water permit for Oak Creek Power Plant and Elm Road Generating Station
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on Wednesday reissued a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit for the combined Oak Creek Power Plant and Elm Road Generating Station. The WDNR has determined that the proposed cooling water intake structure and water discharge meets regulatory requirements and that the WPDES permit should be reissued for the expanded facility subject to specific limitations and conditions. The permit establishes ... 
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03/21/05GE Healthcare joins We Energies Energy For Tomorrow program
Company will purchase renewable energy MILWAUKEE - We Energies today announced that GE Healthcare has become one of the largest participants in the company's Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program. GE Healthcare will purchase 600,000 kWh of their yearly electric use through the program. Energy for Tomorrow provides business and residential customers the option of purchasing electricity from renewable energy resources such as wind, hydro and biomass. "This program serves a... 
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03/11/05Court Dismisses Oak Creek Permit Challenge
MILWAUKEE - A Dane County Circuit Court today dismissed an appeal of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (WDNR) Chapter 30 permit issued for the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant expansion. The court dismissed the appeal based on improper filing procedures by S.C. Johnson and Sierra Club. “We are pleased with the court's decision to throw out this challenge to our Chapter 30 permit,” said Larry Salustro, We Energies general counsel. “The court recognized that our opponents hadn't ... 
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03/11/05Appeal of Chapter 30 permit dismissed
Today, the Dane County Circuit Court dismissed an appeal of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (WDNR) Chapter 30 permit issued for the Oak Creek Power Plant expansion. The Chapter 30 permit addresses the environmental effects of the project on wetlands and waterways. The permit authorizes construction of the intake and discharge structures and pipes, expansion of the dock, grading along the banks of state waters, and impacts to wetlands and streams. The court dismissed the a... 
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03/07/05Wisconsin Energy recognized for excellence in corporate governance
Company receives third consecutive perfect score MILWAUKEE - GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), the corporate governance research and ratings agency, has awarded Wisconsin Energy (NYSE:WEC) its third consecutive perfect "10" rating. GMI analyzed 3,220 global companies. Wisconsin Energy was one of only 34 companies to receive a 10, GMI's highest rating. "Our board of directors sets a high standard for the governance practices we employ," said Gale Klappa, Wisconsin Energy's ... 
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02/25/05Abood retires from We Energies
MILWAUKEE - Gerald Abood, We Energies vice president, Commodity Resources, will retire from the company effective Feb. 28, 2005. Abood joined what was then Wisconsin Electric in 1988 as assistant manager of Fossil Fuel Procurement. Over the years he has held various positions of increasing responsibility. In addition to his vice president position with We Energies he also was vice president of Wisvest, a Wisconsin Energy subsidiary. Abood served six and one-half years of active duty in the ... 
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02/10/05Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher 2004 Year-End Results
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) today reported 2004 net income of $306 million or $2.57 per share. This compares with earnings of $244 million or $2.06 per share in 2003. In 2004, the company recorded a gain of $1.28 per share on the sale of its pump and water systems business offset somewhat by non-cash charges of 81 cents per share associated with the company's Calumet and Minergy Neenah facilities, debt redemption costs of 13 cents per sh... 
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02/03/05Wisconsin Energy Announces Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Feb 03, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its year-end 2004 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, Feb. 10. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central Time. The conference call will include a review of 2004 year-end results and expectations for 2005. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click ... 
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02/03/05DNR air permit for Oak Creek expansion affirmed
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Administrative Law Judge William S. Coleman today issued a decision affirming the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) January 2004 issuance of an Air Pollution Control and Construction Permit for We Energies' expansion of the Oak Creek Power Plant. “We are extremely pleased with the decision,” said Larry Salustro, We Energies executive vice president and general counsel. “After extensive hearings, the judge confirmed that the DNR had done a thorough job of e... 
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01/27/05Juneau Avenue Partners advances plans for PabstCity
MILWAUKEE - Efforts to bring a mixture of entertainment, retail, office space and housing to the former Pabst Brewery site took another step forward today as Juneau Avenue Partners unveiled updated plans for PabstCity. The $317-million development, which covers 1.1 million square feet in a 6.5-block area, is located near the intersection of Interstate 43 and the Park East freeway corridor. Specifics include: 488,000 square feet of retail space including entertainment venues, restaur... 
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01/20/05Wisconsin Electric Declares Quarterly Dividends
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. has declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series, payable on March 1, 2005, to stockholders of record on Feb. 11, 2005. The board also has declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on April 30, 2005, to stockholders of record on April 14, 2005. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a principal utility ... 
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01/20/05Wisconsin Energy Raises Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 a share. The dividend is payable March 1, 2005, to stockholders of record on Feb. 11, 2005. This represents a 1 cent per share, or 4.8 percent increase in the quarterly dividend rate. "The dividend action taken by our board reflects the tremendous improvement we've made in the company's balance sheet and the confidence we ... 
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01/19/05Wisconsin Energy customers set new record for electric consumption
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. customers continue to use record amounts of electricity this winter. Based on preliminary data, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, a new one-day winter record was set for overall usage at 104,974 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity. This breaks the previous winter record for single-day electric consumption at 104,863 MWh set Dec. 22, 2004. Megawatt-hours are defined as how many megawatts are flowing on average for one hour. “This overall usage record, as... 
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12/23/04Wisconsin Energy customers exceed winter demand record
Wednesday's winter peak tops earlier record set this week MILWAUKEE – For the third time this month and just two days after setting the previous winter record, Wisconsin Energy customers set a new winter peak on Dec. 22, 2004. Based on preliminary data, demand on the electric utility systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. reached 5,066 megawatts (MW) in the hour ending 6 p.m. Wednesday. In addition, a new winter record was set Dec. 22, for the total volume of electricity used.... 
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12/21/04We Energies contributes $25,000 to Ozaukee Interurban Trail
MILWAUKEE - We Energies, through the Wisconsin Energy Corp. Foundation, has contributed $25,000 to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail enhancement project. The trail is popular with bikers, joggers and walkers and the donation will help fund improvements that will make the trail safer and more accessible. "Our company has a long history in Ozaukee County and a strong partnership with the people of the area," said Carolyn Simpson, foundation director. "The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is an important co... 
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12/21/04WISPARK, CenterPoint announce joint venture
MILWAUKEE - WISPARK LLC, the real estate development subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) and CenterPoint Venture LLC (CenterPoint's joint venture with CalEast Industrial Investors, LLC) have announced the formation of CenterPoint WISPARK Land Company LLC ("CenterPoint WISPARK Venture"). CenterPoint WISPARK Venture was created to consolidate the parties' fully improved land holdings in the I-94 corridor north of Chicago. The new venture will initially include 512 developabl... 
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12/21/04Wisconsin Energy tops record for winter electric demand
Demand exceeds 5,000 megawatts MILWAUKEE – For the second time in a week, Wisconsin Energy customers set a new winter demand record on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004. Based on preliminary data, demand on the electric utility systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. reached 5,015 megawatts (MW) in the hour ending 6 p.m. The previous winter peak was hit on Dec. 13, 2004, at 4,956 MW in the hour ending 6 p.m. In addition, a new winter record was set on Monday, Dec. 20 for the total volume of electrici... 
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12/15/04Wisconsin Energy Sets New Record for Winter Electric Demand
Demand tops 4,900 megawatts two days in a row MILWAUKEE - Increasing customer demand, a growing economy and holiday lighting helped push electric demand on the electric utility systems of Wisconsin Energy above 4,900 megawatts (MW) on Monday and Tuesday. The previous winter peak was recorded on Dec. 16, 2003 at 4,886 MW. Based on preliminary data, demand on Monday, Dec. 13 reached an all time winter record of 4,956 MW. There was also heavy electric demand on Tuesday at 4,903 MW. ... 
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12/14/04We Energies Requests Wisconsin Supreme Court Take Oak Creek Expansion Case
Thirty-eight businesses and organizations file affidavits in support of expedited review MILWAUKEE - We Energies today filed a motion for a direct, expedited appeal with the Wisconsin Supreme Court of the recent Dane County Circuit Court decision overturning the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's (PSCW) 2003 approval to build two coal-fueled units at We Energies' existing Oak Creek Power Plant. “This appeal presents a clear and exigent need for prompt, ultimate judi... 
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12/02/04We Energies to Appeal Court Decision on Oak Creek Expansion
MILWAUKEE – We Energies announced today its intention to appeal Monday's Dane County Circuit Court decision overturning the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's (PSCW) 2003 approval to build two coal-fired units at We Energies' existing Oak Creek power plant. This follows the PSCW's decision to appeal the order. “We firmly believe that the PSCW interpreted its rules correctly and followed them in making its decision. We are encouraged to see that the PSCW has decided to appeal this deci... 
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11/29/04Court vacates PSCW’s Order for Oak Creek expansion; company reviewing legal options
MILWAUKEE - Today, the Dane County Circuit Court reviewing the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Oak Creek Power Plant expansion, as part of We Energies Power the Future initiative, vacated the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's (PSCW) Order and sent the case back to the Commission for additional proceedings. The court determined that the PSCW did not follow proper procedures in approving the project, and should have taken evidence on additional subjects. “We a... 
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11/23/04Chapter 30 permit issued for Oak Creek Power Plant expansion
On Nov. 23, We Energies received the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (WDNR) Chapter 30 permit for the Oak Creek Power Plant expansion project. The permit was issued by the Division of Hearings and Appeals following a contested case hearing held on Aug. 23-25, 2004. The permit provides authorization for: Placing fill on the bed of Lake Michigan for the purposes of dock extension Placement of an intake and discharge structure Dredging material from the bed of Lake Michiga... 
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11/23/04We Energies offers energy-efficient holiday lighting tips
Holiday lighting cost calculator available at www.we-energies.com MILWAUKEE – With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend just a few days away, We Energies offers several ideas to help make lighting displays cost-effective. Customers can visit www.we-energies.com to learn ways to save money on their bills by using the holiday lighting calculator. This tool is available to estimate how much electricity it takes to power consumers' holiday lighting displays. Consumers enter the quantity and... 
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11/17/04Wisconsin Electric announces agreement to sell $250 million principal amount of debentures
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today it has agreed to sell $250 million of unsecured 3.50% debentures due December 1, 2007. The securities will be issued off an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Citigroup as sole book-running manager and Morgan Stanley and Wachovia Securities as co-managers. The offering is sc... 
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11/16/04We Energies to clean former Manufactured Gas Plant site
Milwaukee, Wis. – Work will soon begin to cleanup a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site to restore the location in Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley. We Energies will perform soil cleanup work and promote the continued public health and safety by removing contaminants left in soils beneath the surface on the site, 200 N. 25th St., from historical MGP operations dating back to 1902 through 1959. Although no health risks have been presented, taking this action will meet the requirements... 
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11/09/04We Energies’ energy for tomorrow® program receives Green-e certification
MILWAUKEE – We Energies' Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program met a series of stringent environmental and customer protection criteria to receive its Green-e accreditation. Green-e accreditation, implemented by the independent and non-profit Center for Resource Solutions, is the customer's assurance that the renewable energy purchased by the customer is provided by their electric utility. Energy for Tomorrow is one of six utility programs in the country meeting the Green-e standard. ... 
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11/02/04Wisconsin Energy Reports Third Quarter, Nine-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported third quarter net income of $84 million or 71 cents per share, compared with net income of $31 million, or 26 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2003. In this year's third quarter, the company recorded a gain of $1.23 per share on the sale of its pump and water systems business offset somewhat by non-cash charges of 82 cents per share associated with the company's Calumet and Mi... 
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11/01/04Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend will be payable Dec. 1, 2004 to stockholders of record on Nov. 12, 2004. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is a Fortune 500 energy company serving more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than one million natural gas customers i... 
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11/01/04Wisconsin Electric quarterly dividend announced
MILWAUKEE – The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. has declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series, payable on Dec. 1, 2004, to stockholders of record on Nov. 12, 2004. The board also has declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Jan. 31, 2005, to stockholders of record on Jan. 14, 2005. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (... 
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10/26/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation releases report on 2003 economic, environmental and social performance
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today released an internet-based report documenting the company's economic, environmental and social performance during 2003 at its operations in Wisconsin and Michigan. The report includes a six-page executive summary providing a high-level overview of WEC's performance. It opens with a definition of the corporation's vision and strategy by WEC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Gale Klappa. The report also includes a corp... 
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10/21/04Wisconsin Energy Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) will issue its third quarter 2004 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, Nov. 2. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for “Q3 Earnings Release & Conference Call” and select "Webcast audio" up to 15 minutes before 1 p.m. A packet of detailed financial inf... 
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10/21/04We Energies honored as best in nation for electric reliability
PA Consulting Group recognizes company for third consecutive year MILWAUKEE – PA Consulting Group has named We Energies its 2004 National Award Winner for electric reliability. For the third consecutive year, PA Consulting Group has also honored We Energies with the ReliabilityOne™ award for superior electric system reliability in the Midwest region. "Our employees have been working very hard this year and we're thrilled and honored to receive this award," said Charley Cole, senior v... 
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10/13/04We Energies reaches 1 million mark for natural gas customers
MILWAUKEE - We Energies has reached the historic milestone of 1 million natural gas customers. Installation records show that the millionth customer was added to the system in August. Given the number of installations that occur throughout the service area every day, it is difficult to determine exactly where the millionth installation occurred. "Our service area continues to grow in population and energy use and We Energies is ready to meet that challenge," said Charley Cole, We Energ... 
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09/23/04Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in the Merrill Lynch Global Power and Gas Leaders Conference in New York on Sept. 29th. Leverett will participate on a panel and present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available... 
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09/03/04Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Lehman Conference
MILWAUKEE, Sep 7, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York on Sept. 8. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginn... 
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08/16/04National Park Service Announces Menominee River Watershed Canoe Trail
IRON MOUNTAIN -- The Rivers and Trails Program, a community resource of the National Park Service (NPS), announces completion of a series of maps identifying the Menominee River Watershed Canoe Trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin. The regional water trail includes over 200 river miles of primarily undeveloped shoreline on the Menominee, Michigamme, Brule, Paint and Pine Rivers. The water trail project was undertaken cooperatively by We Energies, several canoeing clubs,... 
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08/12/04Wisconsin Energy appoints Klisurich vice president and corporate secretary
MILWAUKEE - Anne Klisurich has been appointed vice president and corporate secretary for Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and We Energies, one of the company's utility subsidiaries. The appointment is effective immediately. Klisurich succeeds Kristine Rappe, who was named senior vice president and chief administrative officer in May 2004. “Anne brings tremendous experience and knowledge of the company to this position,” said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “... 
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08/06/04Wisconsin Energy Terminates Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer
MILWAUKEE, Aug 5, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it terminated its previously announced tender offer for up to $100 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.50% Senior Notes due December 1, 2008, up to $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% Senior Notes due April 1, 2011, and up to $50 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.20% Senior Notes due April 1, 2033. The tender offer commenced on July 9... 
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08/05/04Wisconsin Energy Reports Second Quarter, Six-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported second quarter 2004 net income of $39 million or $0.32 per share, compared with net income of $49 million, or $0.42 per share, in the second quarter of 2003. The results are in line with the annual earnings guidance the company issued earlier this year. Wisconsin Energy's second quarter results were affected by a planned refueling outage at the company's Point Beach Nuclear Plant, hig... 
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08/05/04We Energies adds new attractions to Energy Park at State Fair
Company features raptor show, planting expert and safety demonstrations this year MILWAUKEE— We Energies is featuring a new lineup at Energy Park. Watch Fredrick the eagle, from Schlitz Audubon Nature Center; listen to Melinda Myers, the Plant Doctor; or discover the world of electric and natural gas wonders in a new show from Discovery World while visiting the Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 5 – 15. Energy Park is located on the west side of State Fair, along 84th Street. Visitors may pa... 
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08/04/04Wisconsin Energy Announces Yields of Reference Securities in Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that, under the terms of its previously announced tender offer for up to $100 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.50% Senior Notes due December 1, 2008 (the "2008 Notes"), up to $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% Senior Notes due April 1, 2011 (the "2011 Notes"), and up to $50 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.20% Senior Notes due April 1, 2033 (the "2033... 
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08/04/04Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Aug 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend will be payable Sept. 1, 2004 to stockholders of record on Aug. 13, 2004. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is a Fortune 500 energy company serving more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and 990,000 natural gas customers i... 
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08/04/04Wisconsin Electric quarterly dividend announced
MILWAUKEE – The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. has declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series, payable on Sept. 1, 2004, to stockholders of record on Aug. 13, 2004. The board also has declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Oct. 31, 2004, to stockholders of record on Oct. 14, 2004. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation ... 
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08/03/04We Energies to build new substation to improve electric reliability
Substation project supports growing electrical needs in Waukesha County MILWAUKEE - The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has approved We Energies' amended request to build the Duplainville Substation. The original project, approved by the PSCW, was on the Spring Creek Church site. After review of the site, We Energies, ATC, Pewaukee officials, and residents agreed that the best location for the $6 million investment in the community would be in the area of Highway 164 and Green Ro... 
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08/02/04Wisconsin Energy Completes WICOR Industries Sale
MILWAUKEE, Aug 2, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced it has completed the sale of its WICOR Industries subsidiary to Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) of Golden Valley, Minnesota, effective July 31, 2004. Wisconsin Energy and Pentair reached agreement in February for Pentair to purchase WICOR Industries, a manufacturer of water systems, filtration and pool equipment products for $850 million. In addition, Pentair assumed approxim... 
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07/29/04We Energies contributes $200,000 to Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund
MILWAUKEE - More assistance is available for low-income We Energies customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills. In addition to the $1.6 million in crisis assistance Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced earlier today, We Energies has donated $200,000 to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund (KWWF). "Without question, the compassion and generosity shown by We Energies will give hope to the many families who are struggling to meet their basic energy needs," said Tim Bruer, honorary campaign co... 
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07/28/04Wisconsin Energy Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jul 28, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2004 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, August 5. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "Q2 Earnings Release & Conference Call" and select "Webcast audio" up ... 
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07/09/04Wisconsin Energy Commences Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer for Three Series of Notes
MILWAUKEE, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has commenced a modified Dutch auction tender offer for up to $100 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.50% Senior Notes due December 1, 2008 (the "2008 Notes"), up to $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% Senior Notes due April 1, 2011 (the "2011 Notes"), and up to $50 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.20% Senior Notes due April 1, 2033 (the "2033 No... 
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07/06/04FTC Review of WICOR Sale Complete, Wisconsin Energy Announces
MILWAUKEE, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its review of the sale of the company's WICOR Industries subsidiary to Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR). In addition, on June 30, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) authorized the corporate restructuring of WICOR, Inc., necessary to facilitate the sale. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 31. "We ar... 
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06/28/04Culver Elected to Wisconsin Energy Corporation Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curt S. Culver, president and chief executive officer of MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE: MTG) and its principal subsidiary, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective June 28, 2004. "Curt Culver will be an excellent addition to our board of directors," said Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive off... 
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06/14/04We Energies moves forward with its commitment to cleaner energy
Environmental Trust Financing initiative filed with PSCW MILWAUKEE – We Energies filed a request today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) seeking approval to use an innovative financing tool approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Doyle earlier this year. Environmental Trust Financing (ETF) will save customers $175 million over the financing period on approved environmental expenditures compared to traditional financing. The issuance of environmental trust bonds ... 
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06/09/04Wisconsin Energy's Leverett to Present at Deutsche Bank Conference
MILWAUKEE, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen Leverett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present on June 16 at the Deutsche Bank Electric Power Conference in New York. Leverett will present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy as well as an update on its Power the Future plan and business outlook. The presentation will be available on a live audio Webcast beginning at 12:30 p.m. C... 
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06/08/04Wisconsin Energy Wins Prestigious ‘Edison Award’ For Innovative Coal Combustion Products Program
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2004) – In recognition of its innovation and leadership in expanding the markets for coal combustion products, Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), the parent company of We Energies (Wisconsin Energy's principal utility subsidiary), today was named the 2004 winner of the electric power industry's highest honor, the Edison Award. Given annually by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to one U.S. investor-owned and one international member company, the... 
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06/04/04We Energies and Zoological Society of Milwaukee announce first Belize & Beyond class of eco-scholars
Six high school students, one teacher to travel to Central America MILWAUKEE -- Six Wisconsin high school students and one educator will spend part of their summer exploring tropical ecosystems in Belize, Central America. These seven “eco-scholars” will travel Aug. 7-14 as part of the inaugural Belize & Beyond program, a cooperative program between We Energies and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. A reception to recognize the eco-scholars will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Milw... 
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05/21/04We Energies reminds customers to prepare for spring storms
Assemble an emergency kit, keep emergency numbers handy MILWAUKEE – Spring storms have arrived in Wisconsin, bringing with them high winds and lighting that can disrupt electrical service. We Energies reminds customers to stay safe and be prepared for severe weather. “Storms sometimes cause power outages,” says Tom Golding, We Energies safety director. “Be prepared by putting together a simple emergency kit for yourself and your family.” We Energies encourages customers to a... 
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05/14/04We Energies says, know where utility lines are before planting
MILWAUKEE – Spring is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, but it's also an important time to keep safety in mind, says We Energies. “We strongly encourage anyone planning to plant a tree to keep safety, reliability and energy efficiency in mind,” says Dale Konieczka, We Energies system forester. “Plant trees away from power lines. Trees and power lines just don't mix.” We Energies recommends these safety guidelines for spring planting: Plant trees that will be well a... 
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05/11/04Wisconsin Energy Executive to Present at the Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Gale E. Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will present on May 14 at the Goldman Sachs Fourth Annual Power and Utility Conference in Las Vegas. Klappa will participate in a panel discussion regarding FERC, RTOs and Energy Policy at the conference. The panel discussion will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time via a ... 
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05/10/04We Energies files 2005 price increase request
Funds would help maintain service reliability and safety of infrastructure MILWAUKEE – We Energies filed a price increase request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today to recover costs that the company will incur to continue providing reliable, safe and environmentally sensitive energy to its customers, now and in the future. The company also is seeking to recover costs it will incur to comply with a government mandate relating to the Marquette Interchange project. Th... 
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05/06/04We Energies reminds customers that May is National Electrical Safety Month
MILWAUKEE –We Energies reminds customers that May is National Electrical Safety Month. Time to plug into electrical safety at work and at home. The latest figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicate that there were 400 accidental electrocutions in 2000, of which 150 were related to consumer products. The CPSC estimates that annually there are more than 165,000 electricity-related home structure fires, taking more than 900 lives, injuring nearly 7,000 people and ... 
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05/05/04Wisconsin Energy Stockholders Approve Board Declassification; Klappa Cites Progress in Performance, Power the Future Plan
MILWAUKEE, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At its annual meeting here today, the stockholders of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) approved an amendment to the corporation's bylaws that will allow each director to be elected annually. The proposal received the required vote of 80 percent of the outstanding shares. Under the previous classified structure, each director was elected to a three-year term. That meant one-third of the board stood for election each year. "We consid... 
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05/03/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts First Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today reported first quarter 2004 net income of $91 million, or $0.76 per share, compared with net income of $92 million, or $0.79 per share, in the first three months of 2003. The results are in line with the annual earnings guidance the company issued earlier this year. In this year's first quarter, the company recorded a charge of $0.03 per share for early debt-redemption costs. Adjusting for this item,... 
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04/28/04Wisconsin Electric Quarterly Dividend Announcement
MILWAUKEE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. earlier declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable on June 1, 2004, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2004. The board has also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on July 31, 2004, to stockholders of record on July 14, 2004. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a principal utility s... 
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04/27/04Wisconsin Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2004 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Monday, May 3. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central Time. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "2004 First Quarter Earnings Release & Conference Call" and select "Webcast audio" up to 15 minutes bef... 
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04/19/04We Energies receives $24.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to test process to reduce power plant mercury emissions
Mercury reduction is part of President Bush's Clean Coal Power Initiative MILWAUKEE-We Energies announces it has received $24.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for the nation's first full-scale test of the Electric Power Research Institute's patented TOXECON™ process to significantly reduce mercury emissions from coal-fueled power plants. As the exclusive utility sponsor of this five-year, $53 million project, We Energies will develop an integrated mercury a... 
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04/19/04We Energies promotes safety during spring storm season
Watch out for downed power lines MILWAUKEE - Spring storm season is here, bringing with it rain, wind and thunderstorms. We Energies wants all customers to be aware of possible hazards that result from storms. One of the most common hazards is downed power lines, which should be considered dangerous. Here are some helpful safety tips: Stay away from downed wires, broken utility poles or tree limbs on power lines. Treat any wire on a fence, bush, tree, st... 
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03/31/04We Energies works with customers to "Stay Connected"
Moratorium on shut-offs ends April 15 MILWAUKEE – For the past several months, We Energies has attempted to contact all customers who are behind on paying their energy bills. On April 16, the company will begin disconnecting service to customers who are significantly in arrears. Those who are experiencing problems paying their bill are encouraged to contact the utility as soon as possible. We Energies has been working to ensure customers "Stay Connected" by contacting them through bill me... 
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03/24/04Wisconsin Energy Executive to Present at the Edward Jones Mid-Cap Utility Conference
MILWAUKEE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen L. Leverett, chief financial officer, will present on March 31 at the Edward Jones Mid-Cap Utility Conference in New York. Leverett plans to present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and a discussion of its future financing plans. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 9:15am Eastern time on the Wisconsin Energy Web site (... 
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03/10/04Environmental Trust Financing legislation heads to governor's desk
Innovative new tool can be used to reduce rates MILWAUKEE – Late last evening, the Wisconsin State Senate unanimously approved AB 843, a measure that gives utilities the ability to fund environmental improvement projects at a lower cost to customers. The bill was already passed unanimously by the Wisconsin State Assembly. It now goes to Gov. Jim Doyle for his signature. The Environmental Trust Financing (ETF) legislation was introduced in the Assembly by Rep. Scott Jensen and in the... 
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03/09/04Wisconsin Energy Executive to Present at Banc One Utilities Fixed Income Conference
MILWAUKEE, Mar 9, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen L. Leverett, chief financial officer, will present on March 11 at the Banc One Utilities Fixed Income Conference in Chicago. Leverett plans to present an overview of Wisconsin Energy's strategy and a discussion of its future financing plans. The presentation will be available on a live audio webcast beginning at 10:45 a.m. on the Wisconsin Energy Web site: www.... 
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03/04/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation WEC Capital Trust I 6.85% Trust Preferred Securities Redemption
MILWAUKEE, Mar 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that the WEC Capital Trust I 6.85% Trust Preferred Securities (CUSIP: 92923G204) (NYSE: WECPrA) will be redeemed on March 26, 2004 at a liquidation amount of $25 per preferred security together with $0.40909722 accrued interest per preferred security to the redemption date. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., (telephone 800-275-2048) will be the redemption agent. Wisconsin... 
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03/02/04Wisconsin Energy to Begin Common Stock Share Repurchases
MILWAUKEE, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today announced that it will begin repurchasing up to $50 million of its shares in the open market under the share repurchase program previously authorized by the company's board of directors. The repurchase program would reduce the company's outstanding shares by approximately 1.5 million, based on the market price at the close of trading on March 1, 2004. The share repurchases will begin immediately an... 
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02/25/04NMC submits license renewal application for We Energies’ Point Beach Nuclear Plant
Approval would extend operation for an additional 20 years MILWAUKEE—Nuclear Management Company (NMC), which operates We Energies' Point Beach Nuclear Plant, submitted an application today to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew the operating licenses for the plant's two nuclear reactors for an additional 20 years. The 1,606-page application consists of supporting environmental, safety and technical analysis demonstrating the continuing need for safe and reliable op... 
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02/11/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation Posts Higher 2003 Year-End Results
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today reported 2003 earnings of $244 million, or $2.06 per share, compared with $167 million, or $1.44 per share in 2002. The results reflect lower interest costs, improved manufacturing performance and a lower effective tax rate. Excluding the effects of asset sales and impairment charges, adjusted earnings for 2003 were $274 million, or $2.31 per share, compared with $259 million, or $2.23 per share, o... 
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02/11/04Abdoo Announces Retirement from Wisconsin Energy Corp.
Klappa Named As Successor MILWAUKEE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Richard A. Abdoo, chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today announced his retirement effective April 30, 2004. As part of the company's succession plan, the WEC board of directors announced that Gale Klappa would assume Abdoo's responsibilities effective May 1, 2004. Klappa is also president of WEC and president and chief executive officer of We Energies and will continue ... 
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02/09/04Wisconsin Energy recognized for excellence in corporate governance
Company cited as one of the top 22 in the world MILWAUKEE – GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), the corporate governance research and ratings agency, today announced new ratings on 2,100 global companies. Twenty-two companies – 18 American, two British, one Australian and one Canadian – received scores of 10.0, GMI's highest rating. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is one of these top rated companies. “We're thrilled to be recognized as an elite company worldwide in the co... 
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02/05/04Wisconsin Energy Announces 2003 Year-End Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its year-end 2003 earnings release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). The conference call will include a review of 2003 year-end results and expectations for 2004. To listen to the presentation on the Web Go to WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the lin... 
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02/04/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation Reaches Agreement to Sell WICOR Industries For $850 million
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has reached agreement to sell WICOR Industries, a manufacturer of water systems, filtration, and pool equipment products, to Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) for $850 million. In addition, Pentair will assume approximately $25 million of debt. After taxes, fees and debt redemption costs, Wisconsin Energy expects to record a gain of $0.15 to $0.20 per share. "The sale of WICOR Indu... 
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02/04/04Wisconsin Energy Corporation Announces Dividend Increase
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share on its common stock -- a 5% increase over the previous quarterly rate of $0.20 per share. The new dividend rate will be effective with the second quarter dividend, payable on June 1, 2004 to shareholders of record on May 14, 2004. "The dividend increase reflects our strong financial position and the... 
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01/30/04February gas prices 12 percent higher than last year
We Energies provides steps to manage energy bills MILWAUKEE - Natural gas prices continue to rise on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the mercury continues to drop in Wisconsin. As a result, gas prices are 12 percent higher than this same time last year, and We Energies is providing information to help customers manage their energy bills. "While we cannot control the price of natural gas, we continue to takes steps to control the cost to customers. This includes buyi... 
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01/29/04We Energies employees celebrate ReliabilityOne™ 2003 award with $5,000 donation to local St. Vincent DePaul
IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH. – We Energies Iron Range employees today celebrated earning the ReliabilityOne™ award for the second consecutive year by making a $5,000 donation from We Energies to the St. Vincent DePaul chapter. The ReliabilityOne™ 2003 award recognizes We Energies for its superior electric system reliability in 2002 in the Midwest region. “This award reflects our employees' dedication to improving the reliability of our electric distribution system,” said Dave Molinare, area manager... 
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01/23/04We Energies employees celebrate ReliabilityOne™ 2003 award with $35,000 Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund donation
MILWAUKEE – When PA Consulting Group today honors We Energies for the second consecutive year with the ReliabilityOne™ award, employees will celebrate with a $35,000 donation to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund through We Energies. The ReliabilityOne™ 2003 award recognizes We Energies for its superior electric system reliability in 2002 in the Midwest region. “This award reflects our employees' dedication to improving the reliability of our electric distribution system,” said Charley Cole, seni... 
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01/20/04Wisconsin Energy Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) as of Jan. 15, 2004, has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable March 1, 2004, to stockholders of record on Feb. 13, 2004. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is a Milwaukee-based Fortune 500 holding company with utility and non-utility subsidiaries. The company, through We Energies and its utility subsidiar... 
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01/15/04We Energies uncovers the facts about saving money on heating bills
Are top energy saving ideas fact or fiction? MILWAUKEE -- Every year when the mercury drops and natural gas bills rise, you can be inundated with energy saving information from friends, neighbors and your utility. How many of these tips are fact and how many are fiction? Fiction: Leave your thermostat at the same temperature at all times. Turning down your thermostat when you're not home means the furnace must run longer when you turn it back up. Fact: You will... 
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01/09/04We Energies reminds customers to keep meters clear of snow and ice
MILWAUKEE – Cold and snowy weather has arrived in Wisconsin, and this is an excellent time to remind We Energies customers to keep their natural gas meter clear of snow and ice. “We encourage customers to avoid snow-blowing or shoveling snow in a way that buries the meter or prevents access to it,” said Tom Golding, We Energies director of corporate safety. “Keeping the meter clear of snow and ice will allow us to properly service the meter in case of emergency and will result in safer ope... 
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12/22/03NMC files plans for license renewal of We Energies’ Point Beach Nuclear Plant
Point Beach filing could extend operation up to 20 years MILWAUKEE—The Nuclear Management Company (NMC), which operates We Energies' Point Beach Nuclear Plant, submitted a letter today notifying the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it intends to file an application in February 2004 to renew the operating licenses for the plant's two nuclear reactors for an additional 20 years. The letter signals to the NRC that the NMC and We Energies are preparing a thorough applicat... 
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12/17/03Wisconsin Energy sets new record for winter electric demand
Tuesday's demand surpasses record set just days earlier MILWAUKEE – An increase in customer demand, holiday lights and cloudy weather contributed to record high winter electric demand on the Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) electric utilities (We Energies and Edison Sault Electric) systems yesterday. At 6 p.m., customer usage peaked at 4,886 megawatts (MW). The previous record for winter demand was set just days earlier on Dec. 11 with a peak of 4,858 MW. Until last week, the record was 4,847... 
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12/16/03Wisconsin Energy Corporation Board of Directors Proposes Amendment to Declassify Election of Directors
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will submit to stockholders a proposed amendment to the corporation's bylaws that would require every director to be elected annually. Currently, each director is elected to a three-year term. One-third of the board stands for election each year. This is known as a classified structure. The proposal will be submitted to a vote of stockholders at the company's annual ... 
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12/09/03Klappa Elected to Wisconsin Energy Corporation Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gale E. Klappa, president of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), has been elected to the company's board of directors. Klappa will complete the unexpired term previously held by Richard R. Grigg. Klappa's term will expire at the company's annual meeting in May 2004. It is planned that he will stand for re-election at that time. "The board's action to elect Gale Klappa as a director is testimony to Gale's strong leadership and business... 
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12/09/03We Energies customers can give the gift of energy for the holidays
MILWAUKEE - During the holiday season, many We Energies customers want to help others who are struggling to pay their energy bills. We Energies offers a variety of options for giving the gift of energy. The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund (KWWF) is a non-profit organization that strives to provide energy assistance to the most vulnerable families throughout Wisconsin. Eighty-five percent of those helped are elderly, disabled or families with young children. All donations are tax-deductible with t... 
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12/03/03Wisconsin Gas announces agreement to sell $125 million principal amount of debentures
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Gas Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC), announced today that it has agreed to sell $125 million of unsecured 5.20% debentures due December 1, 2015. The securities will be issued off an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. The offering is scheduled to close Decembe... 
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12/02/03We Energies offers safety tips for holiday lighting
MILWAUKEE – Each year hospital emergency rooms treat more than 10,000 people for injuries related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. We Energies reminds customers that taking time to carefully install and inspect lights prior to use can reduce or eliminate these accidents. “People put a lot of time into their holiday displays but sometimes forget about safety when decorating,” said Tom Golding, We Energies director of ... 
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12/01/03Wisconsin Energy releases 2002 report on economic, environmental and social performance
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today released its performance report that documents the company's economic, environmental and social performance, and demonstrates its commitment to corporate responsibility as a top business priority. As a way to highlight this corporate initiative to shareholders, customers and the community at large, the detailed report includes a company profile and sections on performance, governance structure, and corporate giving. The econo... 
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11/24/03We Energies offers energy-efficient holiday lighting tips
Holiday lighting cost calculator available on company Web site MILWAUKEE – With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend just a few days away, many We Energies customers are thinking about their holiday lighting displays. We Energies has several ideas to help make these displays festive and cost-effective. New this year, We Energies is offering a Web-based holiday lighting calculator so customers can estimate how much the electricity to power their displays will cost before flipping the switc... 
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11/12/03Wisconsin Energy Announces Power the Future Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will discuss the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's (PSCW) recent approval to construct two new generating plants as part of the second phase of the company's Power the Future plan at a conference call for security analysts Friday, November 14, at 9 a.m. Central Time. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are invited to listen to the presentation. ... 
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10/30/03We Energies honored as best in Midwest for electric reliability
PA Consulting Group recognizes company for second consecutive year MILWAUKEE – For the second consecutive year, PA Consulting Group has honored We Energies with the ReliabilityOne™ award for superior electric system reliability in 2002 in the Midwest region. “This award reflects our employees' efforts to improve the reliability of our electric distribution system,” said Charley Cole, senior vice president of distribution operations for We Energies. “Yet despite our successes, there s... 
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10/23/03Wisconsin Energy Reports Third Quarter, Nine-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported third quarter net income of $31 million, or $0.26 per share, compared with net income of $52 million, or $0.45 per share, in the third quarter of 2002. Wisconsin Energy's third quarter results were reduced by a $0.22 per share non-cash charge related to the pending sale of a Siemens power island, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Third quarter results were increased b... 
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10/23/03Wisconsin Electric declares regular quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE – The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of $.0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable on December 1, 2003 to stockholders of record on November 14, 2003. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on January 31, 2004, to stockholders of record on January 14, 2004. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energ... 
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10/23/03Wisconsin Energy Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Oct 23, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2003 to stockholders of record on November 14, 2003. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is a Milwaukee-based Fortune 500 holding company with utility and non-utility subsidiaries. The company, through We Energies and its utility subsidiary... 
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10/20/03Wisconsin Energy Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2003 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, October 23. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:30 p.m. Central Time (CT). The conference call will include a review of third quarter earnings. To listen to the presentation: Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on the link for "Q3 Earnings Relea... 
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09/15/03Kuester to Lead Wisconsin Energy Corp. Generation Group
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Rick Kuester, currently senior vice president - International of Mirant Corporation and chief executive officer of Mirant Asia-Pacific Limited, has been named president and chief executive officer of We Generation, the company's electric generation group. We Generation includes the company's regulated electric generation facilities and non-utility subsidiaries We Power, Wisvest and ... 
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08/28/03Wisconsin Energy Executive to Present at Lehman CEO Energy/Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, Aug 28, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that its chief financial officer will present September 4 at the Lehman CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City. The presentation will begin at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. CFO Allen L. Leverett will discuss the company's growth strategy, including its Power the Future plan. The presentation Webcast will be available through a link on the Wisconsin Energy... 
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08/27/03We Energies To Bring First Oak Creek Air Monitoring Station Online
MILWAUKEE – Officials from the City of Oak Creek today toured the first of two agreed upon air monitoring stations in the Oak Creek community. The ambient air monitoring stations were agreed to as part of the agreement between the City of Oak Creek and We Energies in support of the expansion at the Oak Creek Power Plant. The first station is located on We Energies property near Haas Park and will monitor dust and fine particles. According to the agreement, the first station had to be up and... 
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08/21/03Wisconsin Energy breaks electric demand record
MILWAUKEE - High temperatures and humidity created record high electric demand on the distribution systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. electric utilities (We Energies and Edison Sault Electric), leading to a peak demand of 6379 megawatts at 3:00 p.m. The peak demand may continue to rise through the early evening hours. This is the highest electric demand the corporation has ever recorded. The previous record of 6,298 megawatts was set August 7, 2001. “Our distribution system and generat... 
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08/14/03We Energies looks to add up to 25 MW of biomass generation
RFP to support company's aggressive efforts to expand use of renewable energy MILWAUKEE - We Energies has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 25 megawatts of electricity from "biomass" technologies. Biomass technologies include organic materials such as agricultural manure, food processing waste, bio-waste, brewery residues, organic sludge, and crops grown specifically for energy production purposes. “We believe that biomass is a promising renewable resource that can provi... 
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07/31/03Wisconsin Energy Reports Higher Second Quarter, Six-Month Results
MILWAUKEE, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported second quarter 2003 net income of $49 million, or $0.42 per share, compared with net income of $45 million, or $0.39 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. In addition, the company posted substantially higher earnings for the first half of 2003. Wisconsin Energy's positive second quarter results were driven largely by continued revenue and earnings growth in the company's pump man... 
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07/31/03Wisconsin Energy Board Declares Quarterly Dividend, Names Gale E. Klappa President and CEO of Utility Segment
MILWAUKEE, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable September 1, 2003, to stockholders of record on August 14, 2003. In addition, the board elected Gale E. Klappa, Wisconsin Energy president, to the additional position of president and chief executive officer of subsidiaries Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin G... 
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07/28/03Wisconsin Energy Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter 2003 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). The conference call will include a review of second quarter earnings. To listen to the presentation: By internet: Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click o... 
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07/28/03Wisconsin wind power generation to increase by over 400%
We Energies signs contracts for 214 MW of wind power MILWAUKEE - We Energies signed 20-year power purchase agreements with two developers for the entire electricity output of three wind farms planned to be built in Wisconsin over the next two years. The We Energies agreements will increase the total amount of wind power generated in the state of Wisconsin from 53 megawatts (MW) today to 267 MW – an increase of over 400%. “Wind energy is going to play an increasing role in our gener... 
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07/24/03Grigg Announces Plans to Retire in 2004
MILWAUKEE, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Richard R. Grigg, the company's executive vice president and president of the company's electric generation group, has announced his plans to retire, effective March 1, 2004. The announcement was made by Richard A. Abdoo, Wisconsin Energy's chairman and chief executive officer. "Dick Grigg has been a positive influence on the direction and the success of our company for many years,"... 
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07/03/03DNR issues We Energies Chapter 30 permit for lateral pipeline
MILWAUKEE—The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a Chapter 30 permit to We Energies authorizing construction of the We Energies lateral pipeline. The 16.8-mile, underground pipeline will connect the ANR pipeline running through the Jackson area to the Port Washington Generating Station. It will also improve reliability for the natural gas distribution system in the area. The permit was issued following discussions between the DNR, We Energies, and affected landowners.... 
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07/02/03We Energies files price increase request
Funds would help maintain service reliability and safety of infrastructure MILWAUKEE – We Energies filed a price increase request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today to recover costs that the company will incur in order to continue providing reliable, safe and environmentally sensitive service to its customers, now and in the future. The request includes adjustments to electric and natural gas prices for the year 2004 and steam prices for the years 2004 and 2005.... 
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06/25/03We Power Breaks Ground on Port Washington Generating Station
Plant Will Provide State With Electricity During Times of Heavy Demand MILWAUKEE, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and its subsidiaries took a significant step forward today with the Power the Future plan, breaking ground on the Port Washington Generating Station (PWGS). We Power is the Wisconsin Energy subsidiary charged with constructing the new plant. We Generation will operate and maintain the plant. The 1,000 megawatt natural gas-fueled facility ... 
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06/20/03Leverett Named Chief Financial Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corp.
MILWAUKEE, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Allen L. Leverett, currently chief financial officer of Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), has been named chief financial officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, effective July 1, 2003. Leverett will succeed Paul Donovan, who has announced his intention to retire from the company. "We're fortunate to have Allen Leverett join our senior leadershi... 
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06/18/03Joint Finance Takes a Crucial Step Toward More Power for Wisconsin
MADISON -- In a unanimous vote yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature approved the two identical bills that financially compensate communities and counties where new power plants are sited. "The unanimous bipartisan vote by the Committee demonstrates that the Legislature has a commitment that Wisconsin does not become the next California by assuring sufficient energy supplies using a diverse fuel mix," said Larry Salustro, senior vice president of Wisconsin Energ... 
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06/09/03Wisconsin Energy Executives to Present at Deutsche Bank Electric Power Conference
MILWAUKEE, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that company executives will present June 10 at the eighth annual Deutsche Bank Electric Power Conference in New York City. Richard A. Abdoo, chairman and chief executive officer, Gale E. Klappa, president and Paul Donovan, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will make presentations. The company will describe its electric and natural gas utility businesses and pump ... 
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05/30/03We Energies announces additional progress on startup dates for Presque Isle Power Plant
Round the clock effort from plant personnel paying dividends Marquette, Mich. – We Energies today announced additional progress and anticipated start up dates for the generating units at its Presque Isle Power Plant. The Presque Isle Power Plant has nine units with an electric generating capacity of approximately 617 megawatts. On May 28th, the company announced that units five and eight, comprising approximately 176 megawatts, are expected to come back in service between June 13th and Ju... 
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05/18/03Energy companies issue power supply alert
Customers warned about possible rotating outages UPPER PENINSULA MI – Energy companies in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin are urging the continued conservation of electricity due to power constraints associated with the recent flooding in Marquette County which forced the shut-down of the Presque Isle Power Plant last Thursday. The situation is prompting the companies to ask their customers in the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin to continue to reduce their ... 
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05/15/03We Energies leads the Midwest in high quality green pricing options
MILWAUKEE - A recent verification process conducted by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) confirms that the green power provided by the Wisconsin-based utility We Energies met a series of stringent environmental and customer protection criteria of their Green-e Accreditation program, including use of "new" renewable resources. Energy For Tomorrow , the accredited green pricing program of We Energies, continues to prove that consumers in the Midwest want high quality ... 
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05/14/03We Energies reminds customers to stay safe during spring storms
Being prepared will help during outages MILWAUKEE – Severe weather has already caused many outages throughout the We Energies service territory this spring. We Energies wants to give customers information on how to stay safe and be prepared during severe weather. Customers should look out for downed power lines during severe weather and take caution to stay as far away as possible from these hazards. “During and after a wind or lightning storm, low-hanging and fallen wires... 
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05/12/03Twenty-first century technology installed at Pleasant Prairie
New pollution control equipment means cleaner air in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE – We Energies continued its steps toward cleaner air in Wisconsin with the announcement that the new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) equipment at its Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has been completed and is now fully operational. The $70 million project will reduce smog-causing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from Unit 2 at the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant by 90 percent. This is the firs... 
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05/05/03We Energies makes renewable energy visible at SANC
Solar photovoltaic system one of largest in state MILWAUKEE – A 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, made possible by a We Energies donation, is now in operation as part of the roof on the new education and visitors facility at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (SANC) in Bayside, Wisconsin. This renewable energy resource is one of the largest photovoltaic systems in Wisconsin, providing 10 to 20 percent of the electricity for the center's new building. SANC is holding its dedication ceremoni... 
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05/02/03Wisconsin Electric announces agreement to sell $635 million principal amount of debentures
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), announced today it has agreed to sell $300 million of unsecured 4.50% debentures due May 15, 2013, and $335 million of unsecured 5.625% debentures due May 15, 2033. The securities will be issued off an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by JPMorgan, Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. and Goldman, ... 
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05/01/03Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2003 to stockholders of record on May 14, 2003. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and 980,000... 
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04/30/03Wisconsin Energy Reports Improved First Quarter Earnings
MILWAUKEE, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported first quarter 2003 net income of $92 million, or $0.79 per share, compared with a loss of $4 million, or $0.04 per share, in the first quarter of 2002. Wisconsin Energy's improved financial results reflected strong performance by WEC's core utility business, driven largely by higher electric and gas margins and favorable weather conditions, as well as continued growth in the company... 
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04/30/03Wisconsin Energy Cites Progress in Growth Strategy, Power the Future Plan; Highlights Improved Business Performance
STEVENS POINT, Wis., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At its annual meeting here today, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) told shareholders that the company has made significant progress in executing its growth strategy, including growing the earnings of its core utility and pump manufacturing businesses, implementing its Power the Future plan, divesting non-core assets and serving customers more effectively through its We Energies brand. During the meeting, shareholders el... 
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04/30/03We Energies Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
MILWAUKEE -- The Public Service Commission and the Department of Natural Resources today released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed expansion of We Energies' Oak Creek Power Plant. “The release of this report is another step forward in gaining approval to expand our facilities at Oak Creek,” said Larry Salustro, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel of Wisconsin Energy. “We look forward to working with the Public Service Commission, the Department of Natural ... 
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04/29/03We Energies, EPA announce agreement to further improve air quality
Emissions will go down more than 65 percent over the next 10 years MILWAUKEE - We Energies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a historic $600 million agreement that will improve air quality by lowering emissions in southeast Wisconsin and across the entire We Energies generation system. "This is the latest in a series of steps our company has taken to improve air quality," said Kristine Krause, Wisconsin Energy vice president ... 
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04/28/03Wisconsin Energy Announces CFO's Retirement
MILWAUKEE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Paul Donovan, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has decided to retire in early 2004. In preparation for his departure, Donovan will relinquish the title of chief financial officer on June 30, 2003, but will continue as a special advisor to the chief executive officer until his retirement. The announcement was made by Richard A. Abdoo, Wisconsin Energy's c... 
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04/28/03We Energies receives 2002 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award
MILWAUKEE - We Energies has been selected as a 2002 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award recipient in the utility category by the Wisconsin Council of Safety and the Department of Workforce Development. We Energies representatives will accept the award in Madison this evening. “At We Energies, safety is a core value. We work very hard to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and contractors," said Tom Golding, director of Corporate Safety for We Energies. "While we are pleased with this... 
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04/15/03Wisconsin Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Apr 15, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter 2003 earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, April 30. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). The conference call will include a review of first quarter earnings. To view and listen to the presentation: Go to http://www.WisconsinEnergy.com and click on th... 
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04/10/03We Energies starts construction on Ixonia lateral
New source of natural gas coming to southeast Wisconsin MILWAUKEE -- We Energies has started construction on the 35-mile Ixonia lateral. The lateral will connect We Energies' existing distribution facilities in Brookfield and Germantown to the Guardian Pipeline at Ixonia. Guardian Pipeline transports natural gas from the Chicago hub near Joliet, Illinois, to markets in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. We Energies expects customers to save at least $48 million in the first 10 years of... 
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04/03/03Wisconsin Energy honored for inaugural performance report
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corporation's (NYSE: WEC) first annual Performance Report was recognized by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the first CERES-ACCA U.S Sustainability Reporting Awards program in New York City on April 2. The company received the “Outstanding First Time Reporting” award for its first annual Performance Report, released in December 2002. The report follows the Global Reportin... 
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03/27/03Wind generation proposals blow into We Energies
Company moving toward five percent of electricity sales from renewable energy sources by 2011 MILWAUKEE - We Energies received a wide range of proposals in response to the request the company issued last December for up to 200 megawatts of wind power generation. The company is currently reviewing the proposals and plans to enter into contract negotiations with one or more developers this spring. "We're extremely pleased with the response we received from a number of wind generation de... 
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03/21/03Klappa Named President Of Wisconsin Energy Corp., Grigg to Lead Generation Group
MILWAUKEE, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Gale E. Klappa, currently executive vice-president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Southern Company in Atlanta, Georgia, is elected president of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, effective April 14, 2003. Klappa will report to Richard A. Abdoo, who will retain the titles of chairman and chief executive officer. "It's a real plus for our company to h... 
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03/21/03We Energies demolishes south stack of Port Washington Power Plant
500 foot stack removed to make way for plant repowering MILWAUKEE - Demolition crews will use strategically placed explosives to drop the 500 foot south stack of the Port Washington Power Plant (PWPP) early Sunday morning. We Energies is in the process of repowering the plant from coal-fueled electric generation to natural gas-fueled generation as part of its Power the Future plan. "This will be the most visible sign to date that we are making progress in our plans to upgrade the P... 
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03/17/03Wisconsin Energy Announces Agreement To Sell $200 Million Debt Offering
MILWAUKEE, Mar 17, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today it has agreed to sell $200 million of unsecured 6.20% Senior Notes due April 1, 2033. The securities will be issued off an existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Salomon Smith Barney, as book-running manager, and BNP PARIBAS and SG Cowen as co-managers. The offering is scheduled to ... 
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02/28/03Natural gas rates rise for the month of March
Customers are encouraged to use energy efficiently MILWAUKEE – We Energies today announced natural gas prices for the month of March. Customers will pay up to 31.4% more per therm in March than they did in February. This is 70% more than March 2002. The total impact on customers' bills is dependent on the weather. “Over the past few days, gas prices have hit record highs on the New York Mercantile Exchange,” said Bob Whitefoot, director of gas asset management for We Energies. “We ta... 
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02/26/03We Energies’ energy for tomorrow® program named one of nation’s finest
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released its annual ranking of leading utility "green pricing" programs, and We Energies' energy for tomorrow® program was once again named one of the "Top 10" in the United States. Under "green pricing," consumers can choose to help support additional electrical production from renewable resources such as solar and wind. More than 300 utilities in 32 states now offer these program... 
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02/26/03Pabst Brewery to PabstCity…An Historic Transformation
Plans Announced to Revitalize Downtown Milwaukee MILWAUKEE - Juneau Avenue Partners announced plans for a new destination in downtown Milwaukee, consisting of major entertainment, restaurants, retail, office space and residential lofts. The plan utilizes twenty buildings of the 130-year old Pabst Brewery, vacant since 1996. The development, called PabstCity, after its namesake, will offer consumers currently unavailable entertainment, dining and shopping in downtown Milw... 
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02/25/03We Energies launches Power the Future information campaign
Radio, television ads encourage discussion about advanced coal technologies MILWAUKEE - Community groups and labor organizations (Metro Milwaukee Assoc. of Commerce, Building and Trades Assoc., AFL-CIO) joined We Energies today to view and listen to television and radio advertisements that are airing on local stations. The ads stress the Power the Future plan's commitment to produce cleaner energy by using 21st century technology. This in turn will stimulate the economy... 
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02/14/03We Energies files for fuel cost adjustment
MILWAUKEE - We Energies today filed a request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to adjust electric prices due to increases in fuel related costs. Customers will see the change reflected on the "fuel cost adjustment" line item on the electric portion of their bills. A typical We Energies residential electric customer who uses 500 kWh per month would see a $0.99 or 2.18 percent increase in their monthly bill. The adjustment is requested as a result of costs associat... 
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02/10/03Wisconsin Energy Posts Strong Fourth Quarter Net Earnings; Reports 2002 annual results
MILWAUKEE, Feb 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today reported fourth quarter 2002 net earnings of $74 million, or $0.63 per share, compared with $37 million or $0.31 per share recorded in 2001. The $0.32 per share increase reflected favorable weather conditions, improved recovery of fuel and purchased power costs and lower net interest costs in 2002, as well as a $0.21 per share valuation charge taken in 2001. On an annual basis, WEC rep... 
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01/22/03Wisconsin Energy Announces Year-End Earnings Release And Conference Call
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) will issue its year-end 2002 earnings release before the stock market opens on Monday, February 10, 2003. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 Central Standard Time). The conference call will include a review of the 2002 year-end performance and expectations for 2003. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are invited to l... 
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01/16/03Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE – The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable March 1, 2003 to stockholders of record on February 14, 2003. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and 970,000 natural gas customers in Wisco... 
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01/16/03Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE – The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable March 1, 2003, to stockholders of record on February 14, 2003. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable April 30, 2003 to stockholders of record on April 14, 2003. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., the principal subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE... 
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01/15/03We Energies receives Chapter 30 permit from DNR for lateral pipeline
Utility taking unprecedented measures to protect the environment MILWAUKEE—The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today issued a Chapter 30 permit to We Energies authorizing construction of the We Energies connecting lateral. The 35-mile pipeline will connect to the Guardian pipeline to bring additional natural gas to southeast Wisconsin. “We are pleased to receive our permit from the DNR. We Energies, interested citizens and the DNR have come together to create an agre... 
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01/09/03We Energies gives advice on how to handle higher energy bills
It's not too late to save money this heating season MILWAUKEE - In the next few weeks customers of We Energies will receive their new energy bills. Customers can expect these bills to be higher than last year. As predicted earlier in the heating season, bills are about 34% higher this year. We Energies wants customers to know that there are many services and programs they can take advantage of to manage their heating costs. Budget Billing - This service is designed to he... 
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12/27/02Wisconsin Energy Releases First Report on Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today released its first Performance Report which documents company economic, environmental and social performance - also known as the pillars of "sustainable development" and the "triple bottom line." The report follows the Global Reporting Initiative(TM) (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The GRI is a multi-stakeholder, international process whose mission is to develop an... 
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12/27/02Payne Elected to Wisconsin Energy Corp. Board of Directors
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ulice Payne, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective January 1, 2003. His term will expire on the date of the company's annual meeting in 2005. "An already strong board of directors has just gotten stronger with the addition of Ulice Payne," said Richard A. Abdoo, chairman, pr... 
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12/18/02We Energies requests proposals for up to 200 MW of wind generation
Company moves toward five percent of energy sales from renewables by 2011
MILWAUKEE - We Energies has issued a request for proposals for up to 200 megawatts of wind generation. Contracts resulting from these proposals will be for a term of twenty years and for a minimum of twenty megawatts. Projects must be in-service by no later than December 31, 2004. Proposals received by February 28, 2003, will be evaluated for the short list of qualified projects selected for in-depth evaluation. Information related to this RFP can be found at the following website: www.we... 
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12/10/02PSCW Concludes Discussion on First Phase of Power the Future; Commission Lends Preliminary Approval to WEC's Port Washington Plans
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) on Monday addressed the financing, municipal payments and environmental issues associated with Wisconsin Energy Corporation's (NYSE: WEC) plan to build two new 545-megawatt natural gas fired generating facilities at the current site of the company's Port Washington Power Plant in Port Washington, Wis. The Commission addressed the details of the lease documents, w... 
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12/06/02PSCW Addresses Wisconsin Energy's Power the Future Plan
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) held an open meeting Thursday during which it addressed Wisconsin Energy Corporation's (NYSE: WEC) Power the Future plan and, specifically, the company's proposed natural gas power plants in Port Washington, WI. Although the PSCW's actions are preliminary, it affirmed the need for two natural gas units at Port Washington and deemed WEC's to be the most appropriate proposal... 
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12/06/02Wisconsin Energy Completes Wisvest-Connecticut Sale
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced it had completed the sale of its Wisvest-Connecticut LLC subsidiary to PSEG Fossil, LLC of New Jersey. The definitive agreement was signed on June 7, 2002. Wisvest-Connecticut is the owner and operator of two fossil-fueled power plants in Southern Connecticut. Wisconsin Energy is expected to receive approximately $280 million from the sale, including reimbursement for... 
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11/26/02We Energies offers bright ideas for holiday decorating
Make your holiday light displays safe and energy efficient MILWAUKEE - Whether it's a few lights or a colorful holiday display bright enough to catch the neighbors' attention, We Energies wants to remind customers that while holiday decorating can be fun, they should keep safety and energy efficiency a priority. "People sometimes forget about safety when putting up their lighting displays," said Tom Golding, We Energies director of corporate public safety. "Followi... 
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11/21/02We Energies provides information on natural gas prices
Customers encouraged to take advantage of energy efficiency options MILWAUKEE – With colder weather and higher natural gas prices We Energies estimates customers' natural gas bills will be 34% higher this year. This estimate takes into account a return to normal weather this heating season. “The cost of natural gas is extremely volatile, and we want customers to be prepared for higher energy bills,” said Charley Cole senior vice president – distribution operations, We Energies. “While... 
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11/15/02Public Service Commission determines Oak Creek application complete
Plans for building new electric generation at the site take step forward MILWAUKEE - The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today notified Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) that the Elm Road Generating Station portion of its Power the Future plan application is complete. This is a request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for construction of three 600-megawatt coal-fueled generating units at We Energies' existing Oak Creek Power Plant. We Energies is the pr... 
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11/14/02We Energies’ electric reliability is best in the Midwest
MILWAUKEE – You won't have to look far to find the Midwest's most reliable electric utility. It is Milwaukee-based We Energies. We Energies has been named to receive the prestigious ReliabilityOne™ award for superior electric system reliability in 2001 in the Midwest region. The award is given by PA Consulting Group, the energy industry's largest management consulting firm. PA reviewed outage performance data of 21 Midwestern utilities as a part of the firm's annual benchmarking study of N... 
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10/25/02Wisconsin Energy Reports 2002 Third Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct 25, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today reported 2002 third quarter earnings of $52 million, or $0.45 per share, compared with $48 million, or $0.41 per share, in the third quarter of 2001. Year-to-date reported earnings, on a GAAP basis, were $93 million, or $0.80 per share, for the first nine months of 2002, compared with $182 million, or $1.54 per share, in the corresponding 2001 period. Excluding an impairment charge of ... 
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10/25/02Wisconsin Energy Issues 2003 Earnings Guidance
MILWAUKEE, Oct 25, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) at its quarterly conference call today issued preliminary guidance for the company's 2003 earnings outlook. WEC expects next year's earnings to be in the $2.20 to $2.40 per share range. Higher earnings would result if the company is able to sell certain non-utility energy assets early next year. A more detailed discussion of the 2003 earnings outlook is available on the Wisconsin Energy Web ... 
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10/23/02Public Service Commission approves transmission cost recovery
State power companies continue “Reliability 2000” steps MILWAUKEE – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has approved We Energies' request to recover incremental transmission costs associated with the formation and operation of American Transmission Company (ATC), which was designed to enhance transmission access to cheaper generation and increase reliability and market efficiency. The utilities are also recovering associated incremental transmission costs of the Midwest Indep... 
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10/22/02Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Oct 22, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2002 to stockholders of record on November 14, 2002. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Mi... 
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10/22/02Wisconsin Electric declares regular quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE – The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of $.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable on December 1, 2002 to stockholders of record on November 14, 2002. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on January 31, 2003, to stockholders of record on January 13, 2003. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., the principal subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporatio... 
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10/21/02Wisconsin Energy clarifies unfounded rumors
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) said today that rumors the company had been charged with criminal wrongdoing in a complaint filed last week are unfounded. The criminal complaint, issued against Wisconsin State Sen. Charles Chvala, does not allege any wrongdoing by Wisconsin Energy Corp. or its representatives, nor does it allege any wrongdoing involving enactment of Power the Future legislation. The company has no reason to believe that the validity of the legislation o... 
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10/18/02Wisconsin Energy Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its third quarter 2002 earnings release before the stock market opens on Friday, October 25. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The conference call will include a review of third quarter earnings. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are invited to listen to presentations by Rich... 
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10/15/02We Energies encourages customers without service to get connected
Energy Assistance funds are available MILWAUKEE – We Energies is reaching out to customers who are without electric or natural gas service. The company is attempting to contact these customers by letter, phone and door-to-door visits. “If you or someone you know is without service, please contact us," said Joan Shafer, vice president of customer service for We Energies. "We ask customers without service to make a payment and then work with us to set up a payment plan - and get their... 
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10/10/02Duck, Duck… Juice!!!
Duck manure-powered electric plant to supply We Energies' customers MILWAUKEE – We Energies has found another unusual and environmentally beneficial way to supply electricity to its customers. The company today celebrated Wisconsin's first fully operational duck-manure-to-energy digester facility with a grand opening at Maple Leaf Farms in Franksville, Wis. Franksville is located in Racine County. "We Energies is constantly working to find new and better ways to deliver energy to our... 
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09/30/02We Energies, DNR sign agreement to reduce power plant emissions; EPA names We Energies "Climate Leader"
Environmental achievements recognized in ceremonies in Milwaukee, Chicago MILWAUKEE - Multi-Emission Cooperative Agreement We Energies will voluntarily reduce emissions at its power plants over the next 10 years as part of a ground-breaking agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Multi-Emission Cooperative Agreement (MECA) calls for We Energies to invest $400 million-$600 million in environmental improvements to reduce sulfur dioxide, nitrogen... 
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09/04/02We Energies and Giddings & Lewis Settle Lawsuit; Wisconsin Energy Corporation Confirms 2002 Earnings Guidance
MILWAUKEE, Sep 4, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today reported that We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas) and Giddings & Lewis, Inc. have settled an action alleging that We Energies deposited wood chips used in the processing of manufactured gas in 1959 on land in West Allis owned by Giddings & Lewis. According to the terms of the settlement agreement, We Energies will pay $8.65 million to Giddings & Lewis as full an... 
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09/04/02We Energies offers free tours of wind turbines
Byron wind turbines will be open to the public Sept. 21 MILWAUKEE - We Energies will offer tours of its wind turbines located in the Town of Byron in Fond du Lac County on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tours will be offered every half hour with the first tour available at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 1:30 p.m. "Thousands of people drive by the turbines on Highway 41 every day and this is their chance to see them up close," said Carl Siegrist, We Energies renewable energy project man... 
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08/26/02We Energies tells kids
Company kicks off new information campaign aimed at young children MILWAUKEE - Kids in the We Energies service area will be getting a safety lesson with their Pokemon and Powerpuff Girls. We Energies will begin running a new advertisement today telling kids to "Play it safe and electricity will be your friend." The ad will run during cartoons on Saturday mornings and after school. "Growing numbers of kids use computers, video games and other equipment that requires electricity... 
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08/06/02We Energies, Customers First! announce historic partnership to promote energy efficiency in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE - With the scorching temperatures of the past few days and several more weeks left to the summer season, air conditioners are running on high and many customers are wondering how they can make the most out of their energy dollars. Customers also spend a great deal of time outdoors in the summer months and may be wondering how their energy decisions impact the environment. We Energies and the Customers First! Coalition are working to answer these questions from the ground up... 
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07/26/02Wisconsin Energy Reports 2002 Second Quarter Results; Confirms 2002 Earnings Guidance
MILWAUKEE, Jul 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today reported second quarter adjusted earnings of $43 million or $0.37 per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $25 million, or $0.21 per share, for the second quarter of 2001. The positive results reflect strong performance in the company's core utility businesses, as well as revenue and earnings growth in manufacturing operations. Adjusted earnings in the second quarter of 2002 exclud... 
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07/25/02Volkswagen of America, Inc. Chooses LakeView Corporate Park for New 250,000 s.f. Parts Distribution Center
Pleasant Prairie, WI - WISPARK LLC and CenterPoint Venture LLC are pleased to welcome Volkswagen of America, Inc. to LakeView Corporate Park. After a lengthy search for the best location, Volkswagen has chosen to build their new 250,000-square foot Parts Distribution Center on 17.13 acres of land in LakeView Corporate Park, Pleasant Prairie, WI. Jerold P. Franke , President of WISPARK LLC, stated, “We are very excited that Volkswagen of America has chosen LakeView Corporate Park for its ne... 
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07/24/02Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jul 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable September 1, 2002 to stockholders of record on August 14, 2002. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Mic... 
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07/24/02Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Jul 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. has declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable on September 1, 2002, to stockholders of record on August 14, 2002. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on October 31, 2002, to stockholders of record on October 14, 2002. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., the... 
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07/22/02Wisconsin Energy breaks Sunday electric demand record
MILWAUKEE - For the second time this summer, scorching temperatures created record high Sunday electric demand on the distribution systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. electric utilities (We Energies and Edison Sault Electric), leading to a Sunday peak load responsibility of 5,539 megawatts (MW) at the hour ending 5:00 p.m. yesterday. This is over 300MW's higher than the previous Sunday peak set on June 30 of this year. While this is the highest electric demand the corporation has ever rec... 
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07/18/02Wisconsin Energy Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jul 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its second quarter, 2002 earnings release before the stock market opens on Friday, July 26. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The conference call will include a review of second quarter earnings. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are invited to listen to presentations by Ric... 
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07/18/02We Energies works to maintain Kingsford plant’s safety
MILWAUKEE – Long-term safety and reliability are at the heart of a major upgrade now under way at We Energies' Kingsford Hydroelectric Power Plant near Kingsford, Mich. The Kingsford facility, often referred to locally as the Ford Dam, was built by Ford Motor Co. in 1924, when it began generating electricity for Ford's nearby automobile manufacturing operations. The plant was purchased in 1953 by Wisconsin Michigan Power Co., which merged with Wisconsin Electric, now named We Energies, i... 
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07/10/02We Energies to remove coal from St. Francis property
MILWAUKEE – Coal that We Energies originally planned to burn to make electricity at its former Lakeside Power Plant in St. Francis will finally get its chance more than 34 years later at the company's Oak Creek Power Plant. “We plan to remove the roughly 15,000 tons of coal from our property about a half-mile west of the former Lakeside site along the north side of Howard Avenue beginning the week of July 15,” said Kristine Krause, We Energies vice president-Environmental. The coal... 
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07/09/02Wisconsin Energy Appoints Deloitte & Touche as Independent Auditors
MILWAUKEE, Jul 9, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company's independent public accountant, replacing Arthur Andersen LLP. The decision by Wisconsin Energy's Board of Directors came after consideration of Deloitte & Touche's qualifications, experience and scope of services. Wisconsin Energy reported in April that its Audit and Oversight Committee was reviewing its relationsh... 
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07/09/02We Energies makes renewable energy commitment
Company pledges at least five percent of energy mix from renewables by 2011 MILWAUKEE - In a first for a Wisconsin utility, We Energies has committed that at least five percent of its retail electric energy sales will come from renewable energy sources by 2011. The company will also spend an additional $6 million annually over 10 years to reach this target, pending regulatory approval. "We believe renewable resources must play an expanding role in our generation mix," said Carl... 
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07/09/02Wisconsin Energy and customer, business and industrial groups announce Power the Future Memorandum of Understanding
MOU covers key financial and capital structure issues MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Customers First! Coalition (CFC), Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group (WIEG), Wisconsin Initiative Seeking Energy Reform (WIser) and the Citizens' Utility Board (CUB) covering key financial and capital structure issues regarding WEC's Power the Future proposal. The MOU will be filed with the Public Service... 
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07/05/02We Energies strengthens its summer power supply
MILWAUKEE – Electrical supplies for We Energies' customers became stronger today with the company's purchase of electricity from the Zion Energy Center. The first of two 150-megawatt generating units, built by San Jose-based Calpine Corp., began commercial operation. We Energies has contracted for the output of this generating unit, and also for the output of a second 150-megawatt generating unit scheduled to come on line in time for the summer of 2003. The 300 megawatts from the Zion Energ... 
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07/02/02WISPARK closes on sale of Pabst Farms development rights
MILWAUKEE – WISPARK, LLC, the real estate development subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it had closed on the sale of its share of the partnership that is to develop Pabst Farms, an approximately 1,500-acre planned mixed-use development in Oconomowoc at Interstate 94 and Highway 67. The buyer was Lakeland Capital LLC. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries ... 
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06/28/02We Energies warns kids not to be “Like Mike
Summer movie depicts dangerous interaction with electrical power MILWAUKEE – While We Energies encourages children to have fun this summer and play hard on the basketball court and other recreational spots, the company also warns kids to stay away from power lines and other electrical equipment. In the movie Like Mike , which opens July 3, 14-year-old Calvin climbs up on a roof so he can grab an old pair of basketball shoes hanging from a power line. Just at the moment his hand reac... 
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06/24/02We Energies offers cool tips for hot weather
MILWAUKEE - Summer is officially here and We Energies would like to remind customers to avoid heat stress outdoors and at home. We Energies has developed a new brochure to advise customers on the symptoms of heat stress and how to cope with extreme heat. In addition, the brochure features energy saving tips for the summer months. Customers don't have to compromise health or comfort to conserve energy and save money on energy bills. They just have to use energy more efficiently: ... 
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06/17/02Calumet Energy plant begins generating electricity in Chicago
MILWAUKEE –Chicago now has a new source of electricity. It's the Calumet Energy Team (CET)'s, LLC, 300-megawatt natural gas-fired plant, located near Lake Calumet on Chicago's southeast side. The plant's two 150-megawatt generating units were placed in service today. The plant's output will be sold on the open electrical market. As part of the project, the city has agreed to purchase 50 megawatts of the plant's output for its peak electrical usage and CET will provide the City with 5 meg... 
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06/13/02Sias named director of Minergy
MILWAUKEE - Thelma Sias, assistant vice president of local affairs for We Energies, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), has been named to the board of directors of Minergy Corp. a non-utility WEC subsidiary. “Thelma has been a strong leader in our corporation,” said Richard Abdoo, WEC chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to her continued contribution to Minergy.” Sias, a graduate of Clark College in Atlanta, has been with We Energies sinc... 
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06/13/02Klisurich named director of Witech
MILWAUKEE - Anne Klisurich, vice president of financial management for We Energies, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp., (NYSE: WEC), has been named to the board of directors of Witech Corp., a non-utility subsidiary of WEC. “Anne has been a tremendous asset to our management team throughout her time here,” said Richard Abdoo, WEC chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Her experience and knowledge will be helpful as she serves Witech.” Klisurich has been with the compan... 
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06/13/02Beware scam artists, warns We Energies
MILWAUKEE - We Energies is advising its customers to watch out for persons posing as utility representatives who offer to "erase your utility bill debt for a fee." "We're working with the Milwaukee Police Department to investigate recent incidents of people posing as We Energies representatives whose sole purpose is to prey on our older-adult and low-income customers," said Kurt Roussell, coordinator of We Energies' energy theft and fraud unit. "Their scam involves co... 
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06/10/02Wisconsin Energy Signs Agreement to Sell Wisvest-Connecticut Power Plants
MILWAUKEE, Jun 10, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with PSEG Fossil, LLC of New Jersey for the sale of two fossil-fueled power plants operated by Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC. The power plants, located in Bridgeport and New Haven, Conn., have a combined generating capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts. Wisconsin Energy anticipates receiving approximately $280 million from the sale, ... 
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06/03/02We Energies Sells Leasing Services
MILWAUKEE, Jun 3, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC), today announced the sale of Leasing Services, an unregulated division of We Energies, to Lynne Robinson and SB Partners, a private equity group in Chicago. "Leasing Services has been a solid performing unit of our company," said Richard Grigg, president and chief operating officer of We Energies. "This sale is consistent with our mission to divest non-utility assets and focus on our core business.... 
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06/03/02We Energies installing automated meters in several areas of service territory
650,000 meters replaced or retrofitted over the next three years MILWAUKEE - We Energies has begun installing 650,000 automated electric and natural gas meters throughout its service area. The project will take three years to complete. Crews began this morning replacing electric meters in the Waukesha area and will gradually work their way throughout targeted areas in southeastern Wisconsin. "Last fall, we conducted a successful pilot project with 5,000 meters in the Town of Brookfi... 
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05/28/02We Energies and the city of West Allis settle lawsuit
MILWAUKEE – We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas) and the city of West Allis have settled an action alleging that the company had deposited wood chips used in the processing of manufactured gas in 1959 at two sites in the city. According to the terms of the agreement, We Energies will pay the city the amount of $8,650,000 as full and final settlement in the matter. The money will be used to construct a new fire station in West Allis as well as make improvements to existi... 
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05/24/02Wisconsin Energy completes sale of Main Office Building
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) on Thursday completed the long-planned sale of the former Wisconsin Gas headquarters, also known as the Main Office Building, to Paul Weise, a local real estate investor. The sale of the building was delayed for several months after the sluggish economy made lenders hesitant to provide financing for the buyer's purchase of the building. A critical element of finding the right buyer for the famous Milwaukee landmark was to ensure that th... 
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05/22/02We Energies signs three-year commitment for support of EPRI environmental research program
MILWAUKEE - We Energies, the principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp., (NYSE: WEC) will continue supporting the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) environmental science research program for the next three years. “The research EPRI has done has been of tremendous value to We Energies and the electric utility industry," said Kris Krause, WEC vice president - Environmental. "We will continue work with EPRI to develop scientifically sound solutions to the most vexing env... 
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05/17/02Wisconsin Energy announces executive promotions
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today the promotions of two executive officers. Richard R. Grigg, senior vice president of WEC and president and chief operating officer of We Energies, the corporation's principal utility subsidiary, has been named an executive vice president of the corporation. Grigg joined the company in 1970 and has held several positions throughout the company's various business units. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 19... 
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05/17/02We Energies to begin electric reliability improvement project in Lomira and Byron
MILWAUKEE -- We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas) will begin rebuilding targeted locations of its overhead power lines in the Town of Lomira in Dodge County and the Town of Byron in Fond du Lac County on Monday, May 20. “We're working to make electric distribution reliability improvements to meet growing energy demands in these communities,” said Andrew Gumm, We Energies manager of customer service. “We will upgrade power lines in the area with new lines and new poles ... 
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05/16/02We Energies receives Business Friend of the Environment Award
Company recognized for work at Pleasant Prairie Power Plant MILWAUKEE - We Energies, the principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC), today received a Business Friend of the Environment Award for its leadership and exceptional efforts in environmental protection. Nine companies received awards at the 13 th Annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Waukesha. The 2002 Business Friend of the Environment Awards are presented by the Wiscon... 
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05/13/02We Energies launches power quality service for high-tech customers
"Current Resource" addresses electrical needs of digital equipment MILWAUKEE - With growing numbers of homes, businesses and industries in Wisconsin relying on sensitive electronic equipment, We Energies is offering customers a new service designed to meet their power quality needs. In partnership with electrical trade associations, We Energies is launching the Current Resource™ Program. "Just a few years ago, electricity was electricity, and most equipment worked fine as ... 
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05/07/02We Energies says, know where utility lines are before planting
May is National Electric Safety Month MILWAUKEE – Spring is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, but it's also an important time to keep electric and natural gas safety and energy efficiency in mind, says We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas). "We strongly encourage anyone planning to plant a tree to keep safety, reliability and energy efficiency in mind,” said Dale Konieczka, We Energies system forester. “Avoid planting trees too close to power lines. Trees a... 
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05/07/02We Energies reminds customers to work safely around utility lines
May is National Electric Safety Month MILWAUKEE – We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas) recommends that you know where overhead and underground utility services are located before beginning outdoor projects around your home this spring “Nicer weather prompts people to work outdoors, and many times, that brings them closer to our overhead and underground power lines, as well as natural gas lines,” said Tom Golding, We Energies' safety director. “We want to help make... 
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05/07/02Don’t be shocked by storms and downed lines, says We Energies
May is National Electric Safety Month MILWAUKEE – Springtime storms can cause power outages and knock down power lines, something you definitely should avoid, advises We Energies (formerly Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas). “During and after a wind or lightning storm, low-hanging and fallen wires may be energized at high voltages. All wires should be considered dangerous. Stay away, and warn others to stay away if possible,” said Tom Golding, We Energies safety director. "An energiz... 
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05/02/02Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co., which is now doing business under the name We Energies, has declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 Percent Series payable on June 1, 2002, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2002. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on July 31, 2002, to stockholders of record on July 12, ... 
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05/02/02Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2002, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2002. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper ... 
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05/02/02We Energies names Bentley assistant vice president
MILWAUKEE - We Energies, the principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Sally Bentley, law director for We Energies, has been promoted to assistant vice president, Legal Affairs. The appointment is effective immediately. "Sally has shown tremendous leadership in our legal area and we couldn't be more pleased with her performance," said Larry Salustro, WEC senior vice president and general counsel. "We look forward to her enhanced role on our team.... 
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05/02/02Wisconsin Energy highlights improved financial results, record peak electric demand, milestones in growth strategy
MILWAUKEE - At its annual meeting today, Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) told shareholders that it continues to make progress on its overall growth strategy and highlighted several accomplishments for the year including improved earnings and growing shareholder value, a new brand for the principal utility subsidiary, strong performance from the energy generation and distribution systems, and continued progress for the Power the Future plan. WEC Chairman, President and Chief Exe... 
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04/30/02Sta-Rite Industries Acquires Aermotor Pumps
MILWAUKEE, Apr 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Sta-Rite Industries, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), has acquired Aermotor Pumps, Inc. of Conway, Ark. from GSW, Inc. of Ontario, Canada. Aermotor manufactures a full line of water pumps and pump accessories for a variety of applications, including potable water, agriculture and irrigation, sump drainage, and sewage and effluent for the residential, industrial, commercial and mining markets. The company export... 
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04/30/02Wisconsin Energy Reports 2002 First Quarter Results; $0.04 Per Share Loss in Reported GAAP earnings, $0.68 Per Share in Adjusted Earnings
MILWAUKEE, Apr 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported first quarter adjusted earnings per share of $0.68, compared with $0.61 per share for the first quarter of 2001. These favorable results reflect strong performance by the regulated utility business, despite the soft economy and the unseasonably warm weather during the first quarter. Adjusted earnings in 2002 exclude the impact of a non-cash impairment charge of $0.79 per share and ne... 
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04/26/02Wisconsin Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) will issue its first quarter, 2002 earnings release before the stock market opens on Tuesday, April 30. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The conference call will include a review of first quarter earnings. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are invited to listen to the presen... 
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04/24/02Wisconsin Energy Expects Adjusted 2002 First Quarter Earnings to Exceed Analyst Expectations; Impairment Charge Taken in First Quarter
MILWAUKEE, Apr 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported today that it expects adjusted 2002 first quarter earnings to be slightly higher than Thomson Financial First Call analyst consensus expectations of $0.64 per share. "These favorable results were achieved despite the impact of unseasonably warm weather and the challenges of operating in a slow economy," said Richard A. Abdoo, WEC chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We a... 
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04/23/02Wisconsin Energy's Belize Bound 2002 Class Announced; Five High School Students Will Travel to Central America This Summer
MILWAUKEE, Apr 23, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- How will you spend your summer vacation? Five students attending high schools in Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s (NYSE: WEC) service area will be able to say they spent part of their summer in the tropical forests of Belize, Central America. The five students, who will participate in a week-long Tropical Ecology Course in Belize Aug. 3-10, are the winners of WEC's Belize Bound competition. The students are Julie Felix, sophomore, ... 
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04/12/02We Energies reminds customers to be wary of people claiming to be utility workers
MILWAUKEE - Thieves frequently will pose as utility workers to gain access to someone's home. We Energies is taking steps to make sure unscrupulous people do not use the company's new name to take advantage of customers. "We are aggressively communicating with our customers and showing them what the new name and logo look like and what our employees' new uniforms will look like. We want them to be as informed as possible," said Tom Eells, We Energies manager of corporate securi... 
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04/12/02Please refer to us as we
Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas is now We Energies MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas is changing its name to We Energies. The change is effective immediately and the company has already begun using the new name and logo on its buildings, vehicles and employee uniforms. The We Energies name and logo will be used in customer information starting next week. "Due to a number of mergers and acquisitions over the years, our company has roots from many entities -- Wisconsin Natu... 
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03/27/02WE-WG urges customers to avoid disconnection
Moratorium on shut-offs ends April 15 MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) has been contacting customers through bill messages, phone calls and letters to let them know their payment options if they are behind on their energy bills. On April 15, the company will begin disconnecting service to customers who are significantly in arrears. Those who are experiencing problems paying their bill are encouraged to contact the utility. "Heating prices were lower this winter and ... 
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03/20/02Wardeberg announces retirement from Wisconsin Energy
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that George E. Wardeberg will retire as vice chairman in April 2002. Previously, Wardeberg was chairman and chief executive officer of WICOR, Inc., prior to its acquisition by WEC in 2000. "I have great confidence in the leadership of Dick Abdoo and the entire management team at Wisconsin Energy. It has been a privilege to work with them for the past two years on the integration of the two organizations," said Wardeberg. "The tea... 
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03/06/02Wisconsin Energy Corp. receives Governor's Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) was one of seven businesses to receive the Governor's Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance today at The Federation of Environmental Technologists' Environment 2002 Conference and Exhibition in Milwaukee. "Good business and strong environmental performance are inseparable," said Kristine Krause, WEC vice president - environmental. "We're grateful for this award and we believe these types of projects by Wisconsin companies represent the ne... 
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02/20/02WISPARK to sell interest in future Pabst Farms development
MILWAUKEE - WISPARK, LLC, the real estate development subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it would divest its interest in the Pabst Farms development, an approximately 1,500-acre planned mixed-use development in Oconomowoc at Interstate 94 and Highway 67, to Peter Paul Bell, a Libertyville, Ill. based real estate investor. Peter Paul Bell is president of First Realty Company, a multi-faceted real estate firm established in 1856. Terms of the sale were not dis... 
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02/18/02WE-WG, Partners Pioneer New Paving Technology; Technique Saves Time, Money And Natural Resources During Road Reconstruction
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Road reconstruction has become faster and more cost effective with less impact on the environment thanks to a technique pioneered by Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG). Working with Professor Jim Crovetti of Marquette University, Mineral Solutions Inc., local engineers and contractors the company has developed a process called "Cold In-Place Recycling of Asphalt Pavements with Self Cementing Fly Ash." In simple terms, the proc... 
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02/07/02Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas customers see big savings
Continued savings can be achieved through conservation MILWAUKEE - Customers of Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) saved $165 million in natural gas costs in the last quarter of 2001 as compared to the same time last year. These savings were the result of mild weather and significantly lower natural gas prices. Customers are seeing continued significant savings this year. WE-WG not only relies on the market to lower prices, but uses a variety of tools such as hedging and ... 
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02/06/02Wisconsin Energy Reports 2001 Annual Results
MILWAUKEE, Feb 6, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- $1.86 Per Share in Reported Earnings - $2.04 Per Share in Adjusted Earnings Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported annual adjusted earnings per share of $2.04 for 2001, compared with annual adjusted earnings per share of $1.51 in 2000. The $0.53 per share increase reflected a strong performance by the regulated electric and gas businesses, the favorable impact of the share repurchase program, stable manufacturing earnings... 
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02/01/02Wisconsin Energy Files Application to Build New Electric Generation;
Building Five New Power Units Would Create 1,200 Construction Jobs MILWAUKEE, Feb 1, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today the company has filed its detailed application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for approval to build 2,800 megawatts (MW) of new electric generation in the state. Called the Power the Future plan, WEC estimates that building the new electric generation will create about 1,200 construct... 
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01/31/02Supreme Court of Wisconsin denies review of Giddings/City of West Allis petition
Court of Appeals decision on punitive damages issue stands MILWAUKEE – The Supreme Court of Wisconsin today denied the petition for review of a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision which overturned the $100 million punitive damage award against Wisconsin Electric (WE) in the company's appeal against the City of West Allis, Kearney & Trecker Corp., and Giddings & Lewis, Inc. “We believe the appellate court's ruling was well-reasoned and legally correct,” said Larry Salustro, senior vice... 
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01/31/02WE-WG now a four-time Tree Line USA award winner
Company also garners two other awards for environmental stewardship MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) recently won a Tree Line USA award for the fourth time in the past five years. The award signifies that the company continues to work to provide dependable utility service, and healthy, beautiful trees in its service area. The award is presented by The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, to recognize util... 
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01/29/02WE-WG co-sponsoring excavator safety meetings
Sessions aimed at improving safety and reducing costs MILWAUKEE -- More than 5,000 excavating contractors will learn how they can improve safety and reduce their costs when they attend the 2002 Digger's Hotline excavator safety meetings that begin on Thursday, Jan. 31. Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG), along with other utilities and excavator associations, sponsor these annual safety sessions. The meetings will focus on preventing damage to underground and ov... 
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01/25/02Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas improving Eden electric reliability
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas is rebuilding targeted locations of its overhead power lines in the Town of Eden in Fond du Lac County. The electric system will be upgraded with new lines, poles, transformers and other equipment. "This project will provide electric reliability improvements in this area by the time we complete the work around the end of March," said Andrew Gumm, customer service manager for WE-WG, which is the main subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. Wisc... 
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01/21/02Wisconsin Energy Announces Year-End 2001 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) will issue its year-end 2001 earnings release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 6. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 9:00 a.m. CST. The conference call will include a review of 2001 earnings, a discussion of future earnings and WEC's strategic plan accomplishments. All interested parties, including shareholders, reporters and the general public, are i... 
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01/21/02WE-WG Completes Testing of Mercury Controls; Pleasant Prairie Power Plant Tests Yield Promising Results
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) and ADA Environmental Solutions (ADA-ES) are releasing preliminary findings from one of the nation's first full-scale tests of carbon injection to control power plant mercury emissions. The findings are being presented Jan. 21 at the FOMIS Mercury Emissions Workshop in Florida and Jan. 23 at the Electric Utilities Environmental Conference in Arizona. The testing was conducted at WE-WG's Plea... 
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01/17/02Wisconsin Energy praises Wisconsin Senate Utilities Committee
Plan would help communities, encourage new electric generation MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) praised the Wisconsin State Senate's Utilities Committee for passing a plan Wednesday that compensates communities for siting new electric generation plants within their borders, and does so without costing the taxpayers of Wisconsin. In October 2001, the proposal was passed by the Wisconsin Assembly. “This measure will provide communities with an incentive to site new power p... 
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01/16/02Pleasant Prairie Power Plant reaches environmental milestone
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have informed Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) that revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), requested as part of the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant (P4) Environmental Cooperative Agreement were approved and effective immediately. WE-WG ushered in a new chapter in the state's environmental leadership by signing Wisconsin's first Environmental Cooperative Agreemen... 
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12/28/01Wisconsin Energy subsidiary W.E. Power makes key appointments
Supports Power the Future plan to build new generation in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that W.E. Power, LLC, the subsidiary established on Nov. 1, 2001, to design, permit, build and own the new electric generation that is part of the corporation's Power the Future plan, has named four employees to its leadership team. The new W.E. Power, LLC, employees were formerly employed by either Wisconsin Energy or its largest regulated utility operat... 
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12/21/01Wisconsin Energy Reports 2001 Earnings Forecast; Reaffirms 2002 Guidance
MILWAUKEE, Dec 21, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Record Breaking Fall and Winter Weather Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it is lowering its 2001 earnings per share forecast to a range of $1.90 to $2.00 based on the unfavorable impact of the mild fall and winter weather on the heating revenues of its regulated natural gas and electric businesses. The previous earnings forecast was $2.05 to $2.10. The 2001 earnings forecast excludes the impacts of SFAS 133 charg... 
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12/21/01Wisconsin Energy to send students to study in Belize’s tropical forest
Belize Bound program in its seventh year MILWAUKEE – Five high school students and one science teacher in Wisconsin Energy's (WEC) service area will learn next summer that it's a jungle out there, literally. WEC's seventh annual Belize Bound educational eco-adventure will send these scholars to study tropical ecology in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area in Belize, Central America, Aug. 3-10, 2002. “Applications for the 2002 Belize Bound program will be accepted th... 
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12/18/01WE-WG attempting to contact those without service
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas is continuing with an aggressive outreach program to identify and contact any customer who may be without electric or gas service. The company's annual outreach program includes contacting customers without service and making arrangements with them to have the gas turned back on. This effort, which began in September, includes letters, phone calls, bill inserts and site visits. “As of December 10, we have approximately 1,500 residential cu... 
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12/06/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas assists Emergency Shelter
$10,000 matching grant to help homeless children and adults in the Fox Valley APPLETON, Wis. – Add colder weather to a softer economy and it equals tougher times for homeless men, women and children in the Fox Valley. That’s why it is so important for people in the Fox Valley to join companies like Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas to step forward now to help those in need. Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG), through its parent company’s foundation, the Wisconsin Energy Corp... 
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12/04/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas Reminds Customers About Energy Assistance Programs
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2001--With the recent downturn in the economy and many businesses laying off workers, Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) is reaching out to customers that may be eligible for assistance to help weatherize their homes and pay energy bills. "Wisconsin has several programs designed to help people keep their homes warm and to help keep their energy bills affordable," said Darla Lange, funding coordinator for the Wisconsin Electric-Wisc... 
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12/04/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas Reminds Farm Customers About Energy Assistance Programs
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2001--With last year's disastrously low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and meat, many of Wisconsin's 78,000 farmers may find they're eligible for assistance to help weatherize their homes and pay energy bills. "Wisconsin has several programs designed to help people keep their homes warm and to help keep their energy bills affordable," said Darla Lange, funding coordinator for the Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) Early Identifica... 
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11/30/01New Germantown electric substation placed in service
Facility part of WE-WG’s plan to enhance area’s electric reliability GERMANTOWN, Wis. – Another step to further improve electric service reliability for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas’ (WE-WG) customers was taken recently as the company began operating a new electric substation in the Village of Germantown. Construction of the facility at N140 W19250 Cedar Lane began in May. “This substation will help meet the growing electrical needs of our customers in this area of Germanto... 
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11/28/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas Begins Automated Meter Reading
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2001--Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) will begin offering customers enhanced service as company personnel start installing automated meters. Approximately 5,000 customers in Waukesha and the Town of Brookfield will be the first to receive the new meters. Over the next three years, approximately 650,000 meters throughout Southeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley will be automated. The new meters will eliminate the need for WE-WG em... 
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11/28/01Rappé appointed corporate secretary for WEC
MILWAUKEE – Kristine Rappé has been appointed corporate secretary for Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and vice president and corporate secretary for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG). In her new position, Rappé will report to Richard A. Abdoo, WEC chairman, president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective Dec. 1, 2001. Rappé succeeds Thomas Fehring, who was recently named vice president and general manager of W.E. Power, the WEC subsidiary that was created to d... 
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11/13/01Wisconsin Energy Announces Pricing of $300 Million Debt Offering
MILWAUKEE, Nov 13, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today it has agreed to sell $300 million of unsecured 5.50 percent Senior Notes due Dec. 1, 2008. The securities will be issued off an existing debt shelf registration filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Banc of America Securities LLC and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., as joint book-running managers, and Banc One Capital Markets, Inc., J.P. Morga... 
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11/09/01Guardian Closes $180 Million Project Financing
MILWAUKEE - Guardian Pipeline announced today it has closed $180 million project financing that was arranged by Prudential Capital Group, an investment management business of The Prudential Insurance Co. of America, for construction of the pipeline. Prudential provided $125 million of the project financing, with GE Capital funding the remaining $55 million. The 20-year financing paves the way for construction to begin in Spring 2002, following completion of land and right of way acqu... 
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11/07/01Minergy and City of Detroit reach agreements for new wastewater solids recycling facility
DETROIT – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today announced that its Minergy Detroit LLC subsidiary and the City of Detroit have signed final contractual agreements that, along with receipt of the state air quality permit, pave the way for construction of the $150 million Clear Horizons wastewater solids recycling facility in Detroit. The facility will use a patented technology to recycle 500 to 600 dry tons per day of wastewater solids into a glass aggregate product, used in manufacturi... 
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11/06/01Nellen named general counsel of W.E. Power; subsidiary’s key leadership structure announced
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that James W. Nellen II has been named general counsel of W.E. Power, the WEC subsidiary created to design, permit, build and own the proposed in-state power plants that are part of WEC’s Power the Future strategy. Nellen will have responsibility for legal, environmental and regulatory affairs, and community/public relations for W.E. Power. Nellen’s appointment is effective immediately. Nellen most recently was a partner in th... 
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11/01/01Wisconsin Energy forms subsidiary for construction of new generation; announces key leadership positions
Power the Future, Utility Group operations are key corporate focus MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has created a subsidiary to design, permit, build and own the new in-state power plants that are proposed as part of the company’s Power the Future strategy. Thomas H. Fehring, corporate secretary of WEC and Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG), has been appointed vice president and general manager of the new subsidiary, which will be na... 
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11/01/01WISPARK sells interest in properties to Towne Realty
Wisconsin Energy takes another step forward with strategic initiative MILWAUKEE - WISPARK, LLC, the real estate development subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it will divest a 75 percent interest in the Polymer Building in the Renaissance Business Park in Sturtevant, Wis., and the SC Johnson & Son distribution center in the LakeView Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., to Towne Realty, Inc., a Milwaukee-based real estate, development and constr... 
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10/31/01Wisconsin Electric declares regular quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE--The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 percent Series payable on Dec. 1, 2001, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2001. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Jan. 31, 2002, to stockholders of record on Jan. 14, 2002. Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas, the principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NY... 
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10/31/01Wisconsin Energy declares quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE--The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable Dec. 1, 2001, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2001. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and 960,000 natural gas c... 
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10/25/01Wisconsin Energy Reports 2001 Third Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, Oct 25, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- $0.53 Per Share Before SFAS 133 Charge Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported third quarter earnings of $62.2 million, or $0.53 per share, before an SFAS 133 charge, compared with $44.6 million, or $0.36 per share earned in the third quarter of 2000. This 47 percent increase in earnings per share reflects a return to normal summer weather, recovery of fuel costs and reduced interest costs. After a $0.12 per share SFAS 133 charge, earnings... 
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10/25/01Wisconsin Energy praises Assembly Energy/Utilities Committee for plan to help communities, encourage new electric generation
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin’s largest energy company, Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), Thursday praised a measure that will greatly improve Wisconsin’s ability to meet its future energy needs by encouraging communities to accept the construction of new electrical generation plants. The company recently received permission from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, in the form of a limited Declaratory Ruling, to complete and file the required regulatory applications to build new electric... 
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10/17/01Power the Future takes step forward with Commission action
Plan to build new generation in Wisconsin supported by broad coalition MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has approved Wisconsin Electric’s request for a limited Declaratory Ruling on its proposed plan to increase generation in the state of Wisconsin. While not endorsing any specifics of the proposal, the PSCW concluded that the Power the Future plan is an appropriate option for meeting energy supply and... 
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10/17/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas supports “green” building conference
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) is sponsoring the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance’s (WGBA) fourth annual conference – “Greening the Built Environment IV: Transforming the Market in the 21st Century” – Oct. 17-18 at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wis. The conference is one of the ways WGBA promotes the development and use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices within the state’s built environment. WE-WG will be present to discuss its coal combusti... 
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10/15/01Wisconsin Energy Third Quarter 2001 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MILWAUKEE, Oct 15, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) will issue its third quarter 2001 earnings release before the stock market opens on Oct. 25. A presentation in New York for security analysts and a conference call is scheduled for the same day at 7:30 a.m. CDT. The conference call will include a review of earnings for the third quarter of 2001 and a discussion of progress on the company's strategic plan and outlook for the future. All interested parties, inclu... 
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10/02/01Wisconsin Electric named a leader in renewable energy
energy for tomorrow™ program makes top ten lists MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) is among the nation's leaders in renewable energy programs according to a national energy study. The energy for tomorrow™ program ranks as the fifth largest in the country for total number of customer participants and the sixth largest for new renewable resources. The rankings were included in a report issued by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, an arm of the U... 
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10/01/01Maximum security limiting public activities at NMC nuclear plants
HUDSON, Wis. (Oct. 1, 2001) -- Nuclear Management Company's six nuclear plants continue to be at the highest level of security following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Because of heightened security, NMC has cancelled public tours at its nuclear plants for the foreseeable future. However, experienced employees continue to be available through NMC Speakers Bureau to make presentations to community and civic groups. To reserve a speaker, please call 1-800-880-8463. In addition, the... 
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09/26/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas backs plan to boost community incentives for new electric generation plants
MADISON - Wisconsin communities need new incentives to help them accept new electrical generation plants within their borders and they would receive those incentives under a bill proposed by Rep. Tim Hoven, R-Port Washington and Sen. Rod Moen, D-Whitehall. The state last year paid Wisconsin cities, towns and counties $26.2 million to help compensate them for the costs associated with hosting electric power plants. This proposal could double the payments to these communities. “This is... 
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09/26/01Rau receives American Water Works Association award
MILWAUKEE – Mike Rau of Wisconsin Gas Water Services received the Leon A. Smith Award at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting and Exposition in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on September 20, 2001. The Leon A. Smith Award is presented annually to a member of the AWWA Wisconsin Section in recognition of distinguished service to the AWWA Wisconsin Section and for exceptional activity on behalf of the Waterworks Industry. It is also offered in commemoration of ... 
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09/21/01WE-WG employees staff national hotline, assist following tragedy
Company’s call center handles overflow calls from relatives MILWAUKEE – Following the horrendous acts of terrorism that engulfed the country on Tuesday, Sept. 11, a U.S. Office for Victims of Crime contractor asked Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) to assist in taking telephone calls from friends and families who were seeking information about missing loved ones. WE-WG quickly agreed to assist the contractor in answering calls placed to a toll free number set up to collect and distri... 
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09/20/01Wisconsin Energy, NRG Energy Terminate Sale Agreement; Jointly Terminate Sale Because of Regulatory Concerns
MILWAUKEE, Sep 20, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has signed a joint termination agreement with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to terminate the agreement for the sale to NRG Energy of two fossil-fueled power plants operated by Wisconsin Energy's subsidiary Wisvest Connecticut, LLC. It was decided to terminate the sale agreement, which was announced in Dec. 2000, because the parties believe NRG Energy will be unable to obtain necessary regul... 
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09/19/01Wisconsin utilities file for transmission cost recovery
State power companies continue “Reliability 2000” steps MILWAUKEE – Four of the state’s investor-owned utilities, including Wisconsin Electric, are asking the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to recover costs associated with the formation and operation of the American Transmission Company (ATC), which was designed to enhance transmission access and increase reliability and market efficiency. The utilities also are seeking recovery for associated incremental transmission cost... 
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09/10/01WE-WG teams take top spots at International Lineman’s Rodeo
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas officials (WE-WG) always knew they employed some of the world’s best line mechanics – the people who build and maintain electric power lines. Now they know it. WE-WG crews took the top positions in two of five journeymen events in the 18th annual International Lineman’s Rodeo, held this past weekend in Kansas City, Mo. A WE-WG employee also took second place in the overall apprentice competition and second place in the written test competition,... 
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09/10/01Natural gas prices continue to decrease
Customers should expect significantly lower prices compared to last year MILWAUKEE – After record high gas prices last winter, customers of Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) can expect lower gas bills this winter. Barring any significant unusual occurrence, WE-WG project gas prices for their customers to be about 30 percent lower than last year for the upcoming heating season. The stabilizing of gas prices across the nation is due to several factors including increased explora... 
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09/05/01Wisconsin Court of Appeals Overturns Punitive Damage Award
MILWAUKEE, Sep 5, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wisconsin Electric Pleased With Court's Decision The Wisconsin Court of Appeals today overturned the $100 million punitive damage award against Wisconsin Electric (WE) in the company's appeal against the City of West Allis, Kearney & Trecker Corp., and Giddings & Lewis, Inc. The appellate court overturned the trial court's determinations on punitive damages and sanctions against WE, ordered a new trial on the punitive damages question only,... 
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09/05/01Wisvest-Connecticut’s New Haven Harbor Station Surpasses Safety Milestone
No employee has missed work due to a work-related injury for more than 1,000 consecutive days NEW HAVEN, CONN., Sept. 5, 2001 – Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC, in cooperation with the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA Local 470-1), today announced that its New Haven Harbor Station has surpassed a significant safety milestone: No employee has missed a day of work due to a work-related injury for more than 1,000 consecutive days. “Ensuring a secure workplace while providing safe an... 
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08/30/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas earns honors for public safety
MILWAUKEE -For the public safety and awareness programs of Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) operations, Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, Inc. has awarded the utility with a superior rating. The insurance firm said the overall public safety program of the company is "in the top tier of utility public safety and awareness programs assessed by Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, Inc. over the years." Ratings are based on site inspections, observations, interv... 
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08/24/01Wisconsin Electric Supports Mercury Rules That Balance Environmental, Electric Reliability, Cost Impact Concerns
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2001-- Public Service Commission Studying Dept. of Natural Resources Proposal Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) today filed comments with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) about the possible cost and reliability impacts of mercury emissions rules being proposed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). The PSCW is investigating the potential impact rul... 
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08/24/01WE-WG’s Grigg named to Electricity Innovation Institute’s board
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas President and Chief Operating Oficer Richard Grigg has been named to the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Electricity Innovation Institute, a new organization aimed at fostering public-private partnerships to pursue affordable clean-power technologies. The Institute, which calls itself E21, said its research program would focus on electrical infrastructure for a digital society; advanced clean power generation from b... 
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08/21/01WE-WG names Hanson to regulatory advocacy post in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) recently named Heather Hanson its manager of State Regulatory Advocacy in Madison, effective August 20, 2001. In her new position, Hanson will encourage open communication with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, as well as other Wisconsin state agencies, as the company supports and promotes its regulatory and environmental interests. “We’re glad she decided to join us,” said Dick Grigg, president and chief operating officer of ... 
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08/17/01Kunicki appointed Minergy vice president, general manager and Wisconsin Energy officer
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today named Wally Kunicki vice president and general manager of Minergy, and vice president of Wisconsin Energy Corp. Kunicki adds these new responsibilities to his continuing role as vice president-Customer Relations for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas, WEC’s principal energy subsidiaries. Minergy is WEC’s subsidiary that is engaged in the business of developing and marketing proprietary technologies designed to convert high-volume industrial and ... 
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08/10/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas restores power after storms
MILWAUKEE -- Experienced employees and advanced planning paid off last night as Wisconsin-Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) crews responded to storm-related outages in southeastern Wisconsin. Approximately 40,000 customers were without power as a result of the summer thunderstorms that brought wind, lightning and rain to the area in the early evening hours of Aug. 9. By 10 p.m., approximately 10,000 customers had been restored and by 6 a.m. today, less than 2,000 were without power. Adva... 
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08/07/01WE-WG Enacts Voluntary Power Buy-Back Program
MILWAUKEE – Due to conditions on the wholesale electricity spot market today, Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas has chosen to enact its voluntary power buy-back program this afternoon for its largest industrial customers. Power Market Incentives is a voluntary program offered to large industrial customers who can reduce load by one megawatt or more in exchange for market-based compensation. "The program is designed to help us manage costs and give customers the flexibility to make usage deci... 
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08/06/01Wisconsin Energy Breaks Another Electric Demand Record
MILWAUKEE - For the second time in a week, scorching temperatures created record high electric demand on the distribution systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. electric utilities (Wisconsin Electric and Edison Sault Electric), leading to a peak demand of 6,150 megawatts (MW) at the hour ending 5:00 p.m. This is the highest electric demand the corporation has ever recorded. The previous record of 6,145 MW was set last Tuesday, July 31, 2001. “These are definitely record-breaking conditions... 
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08/03/01Wisconsin Energy continues support for Chicago Climate Exchange
MILWAUKEE - The proposed Chicago Climate Exchange has moved another step closer to implementation after the Joyce Foundation announced a $760,100 grant to fund its design phase. Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) is a supporter of the exchange. "Those of us that can see that it will be necessary in the future to reduce carbon dioxide want to be involved in creating the mechanism that will do that," said Kristine Krause, WEC vice president - Environment. More information about the Chicago Cl... 
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07/31/01Wisconsin Energy reports record electrical demand
MILWAUKEE—Sweltering temperatures created record high electric demand on the distribution systems of Wisconsin Energy Corp. electric utilities (Wisconsin Electric and Edison Sault Electric) today, leading to a peak demand of 6,145 megawatts (MW) at the hour ending 5:00 p.m. This is the highest electric demand the corporation has ever recorded. The previous record of 6,089 MW was set on July 29, 1999. "Our electric systems continue to perform well, meeting the growing electric power ne... 
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07/30/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas signs contract for automated meter-reading
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) has signed an agreement with SchlumbergerSema of Norcross, Georgia, a business group of Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), to provide automated meter reading services. The SchlumbergerSema system will connect 650,000 of WE-WG's electric and natural gas customers to the SchlumbergerSema CellNet Wireless Fixed Network, enabling WE-WG to remotely obtain energy consumption data from customers on a daily and monthly basis. WE-WG... 
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07/26/01Wisconsin Energy Reports 2001 Second Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2001--Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported second quarter earnings of $46.1 million or $0.39 per share compared to the $30.1 million or $0.25 per share earned in the second quarter of 2000. The 2001 second quarter earnings reflect gains on sales of non-core businesses that totaled $16.5 million or $0.14 per share. Excluding the gains on these asset sales, recurring earnings per share were $0.25 in the second quarter of 2001, compared to pr... 
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07/26/01Wisconsin Electric declares regular quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE--The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of $0.90 per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60 percent Series payable on Sept. 1, 2001, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2001. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Oct. 31, 2001, to stockholders of record on Oct. 12, 2001. Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas, the principal utility subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYS... 
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07/26/01Wisconsin Energy declares quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE--The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable Sept. 1, 2001, to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2001. Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than 1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and 960,000 natural gas cu... 
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07/23/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas sets another electric use peak
Heat index contributes to record highs MILWAUKEE—Sweltering temperatures contributed to the high demand on the Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) distribution system as of early Monday afternoon. At 1 p.m., demand soared to 5,831 megawatts (MW), which is the highest electric use thus far this year. By comparison, the all-time peak for WE-WG is 5,974 MW, recorded on July 29, 1999. “We are pleased to note that our system continues to meet the growing needs of our customers,” said D... 
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07/17/01WE-WG completes cleanup of three former MGP sites
Sites ready for development MILWAUKEE – Prime property along the Fox River in Waukesha, Rock River in Fort Atkinson and in downtown Kenosha that once were the sites of manufactured gas plants (MGP) are ready for development. "We acted to safely clean the soil so these properties can be reused," said Jim Lingle, Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) principal environmental chemist and MGP clean-up project manager. "Our goal was to clean these properties so they can become assets fo... 
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07/16/01Wisconsin Energy second quarter 2001 earnings release and conference call
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) will issue its second quarter of 2001 earnings release before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 26. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The conference call will include a review of earnings for the second quarter of 2001 and a discussion of expectations for the remainder of the year. Shareholders, reporters and the general public are welcome to view and listen to the presentation, but wil... 
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07/16/01Sta-Rite Industries acquires Vico Product Manufacturing
DELAVAN, Wis. - Sta-Rite Industries, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) has acquired Vico Products Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Ultra Jet Plastics of South El Monte, California and Ultra Jet Canada of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Vico/Ultra Jet is a leading manufacturer of spa and jetted tub pumps and fittings and has approximately 140 employees in California and 45 in Canada. Vico was founded in 1961. "The Ultra Jet name is a highly regarded leader in the spa and jetted tub in... 
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07/13/01Wisconsin Gas to purchase nine mile line from Northern Natural Gas
Line will enhance competition in southeast Wisconsin and use existing facilities MILWAUKEE- Wisconsin Gas, Northern Natural Gas and Guardian Pipeline announced today that Wisconsin Gas has signed an agreement with Northern Natural Gas (NNG) to purchase a nine mile, high pressure natural gas pipeline in Walworth and Waukesha counties. The purchase price is $5 million. The proposed transaction will require approval from federal and state regulators. The pipe, known as the Eagle line, is loca... 
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07/12/01Natural Gas Rates About 14 Percent Lower Than Last Year
Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas working to prevent future price spike MILWAUKEE – For the month of July, Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas customers will see natural gas prices between 9 percent and 13.7 percent lower than last month. These prices are 14 percent lower than this time last year. “The company is taking steps to avoid a repeat of last winter’s price spike,” said Jim Schott, senior vice president of gas operations for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas. “We would also ask c... 
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07/12/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas Begins Wauwatosa Reliability Project
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) is beginning a two-year program to improve electric distribution reliability in the Wauwatosa area. Utility crews, together with contractor crews will upgrade electric lines and perform other system upgrades as part of the $8.75 million investment to improve electric reliability in the area. Forestry work already has begun to prepare the area for construction. “This project will increase electric reliability in the area,” said Jewel Curri... 
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07/11/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas sponsors National Council of La Raza
MILWAUKEE Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) will be a silver sponsor of this year’s National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2001 Annual Conference. The conference will be held July 14 – 18 at the Midwest Express Center. The 23rd NCLR Annual Conference will feature 15,000 participants, 50 workshops, 400 exhibitors as well as speakers and entertainment. The event provides a forum for corporate representatives, community leaders, government officials and entertainers to learn about ongoing and emerging is... 
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07/06/01Puissant named vice chair of Forward Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE - Bob Puissant, senior vice president-Customer Analysis and Planning for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG), has been elected vice chairman of Forward Wisconsin, a public-private sector partnership dedicated to attracting new business, jobs and economic activity to the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum chairs Forward Wisconsin. Puissant succeeds Gary Riley, former executive of BankOne, Wisconsin. Riley, who was Forward Wisconsin’s vice chairman for the pa... 
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07/02/01Point Beach Nuclear Plant back at full power
HUDSON, Wis. (July 2, 2001) -- Both units of the Point Beach Nuclear Plant near Two Rivers, Wis. were returned to full power during the weekend following power reductions caused by an influx of small fish that blocked water intake screens last week. Point Beach Unit 1, which had been reduced to 80 percent power, returned to full operation about 8 p.m. Saturday. Unit 2, which had been off line from Wednesday evening until Friday morning, returned to full power at 6 a.m. Sunday. The small... 
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06/29/01Wisconsin Electric’s Pleasant Prairie Power Plant receives Department of Natural Resources recognition
MILWAUKEE - Employees at Wisconsin Electric’s Pleasant Prairie Power Plant were recognized this week by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for their "commitment to continually achieve better environmental performance." In a brief ceremony at the power plant, WDNR Secretary Darrell Bazzell presented the plant workers with a commemorative plaque recognizing the fact that the power plant is participating in Wisconsin’s Environmental Cooperative Agreement Program. Signed ... 
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06/29/01Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas announces one bill for customers
MILWAUKEE – Beginning July 16, most customers in the combined service territory for Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) will receive one bill for their electric and gas service. The combined bill is a result of a year-long effort to combine the customer service areas of WE-WG following the merger of Wisconsin Energy and WICOR. This will enable the utilities to provide one-face to the customer. All customers received notification in their June bill. "The combined bill will enable us... 
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06/29/01Point Beach Unit 2 taken off line, Unit 1 at 80 percent
HUDSON, Wis. (June 28, 2001) -- Point Beach nuclear plant Unit 2 was taken off line Wednesday evening after an influx of thousands of small fish, called alewives, caused a reduction in intake water levels. In addition, operators reduced Unit 1 to 80 percent power because of alewives clogging intake screens. The small fish clogged intake screens, reducing water levels in the plant circulating water pump bay area that supplies cooling water to the 1,022-megawatt, two-unit plant. Plant operatin... 
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06/26/01FPL Energy announces startup of Wisconsin’s largest wind energy facility
JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group (NYSE: FPL), today announced it has initiated full operation of the 30-megawatt Montfort Wind Farm, the largest wind-generating facility in Wisconsin. Electricity generated at the facility, located in the Iowa County town of Eden, is being sold under multi-year contracts to Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), and Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power and Light (NYSE: LNT). Genera... 
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06/20/01Dairy cows, Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas enjoy sweet smell of success
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2001-- Manure-powered electric plant first in the state, leader in nation The cows that made Wisconsin the dairy state are now helping make it the energy state. Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas and Ag Environmental Solutions, LLC today celebrated Wisconsin's first fully operational manure-to-energy digester facility with a grand opening at Tinedale Farms in Wrightstown, Wis. "I... 
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06/20/01Wisconsin Energy donates $10,000 to Siren Tornado Fund
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc. recently announced a $10,000 donation for the Siren Tornado Fund in the wake of the tornado that devastated the small town of Siren in northwest Wisconsin on Monday, June 18th. “The people of Siren have experienced a profound tragedy,” said Richard A. Abdoo, Wisconsin Energy chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our hearts go out to them as they begin the long road to recovery.” The Wisconsin Energy Corporation... 
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06/20/01Madison Gas and Electric Co. to Purchase Prairie du Chien Gas System from Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WIS.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2001--Madison Gas and Electric Co. (MGE) and Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) announced today that MGE has agreed to purchase the Prairie du Chien area natural gas system from WE-WG for approximately $2.4 million. The purchase includes facilities in the city of Prairie du Chien, the villages of Eastman and Wauzeka, and the towns of Bridgeport, Eastman, Prairie du Chien and Wauzeka, all located in west central Wisco... 
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06/15/01Wisconsin Electric restores power to all of its Fox Valley customers
MILWAUKEE – An all-out effort to restore electric service to Wisconsin Electric customers who lost power during the storm that hit the Fox Valley Area Monday night is nearing an end this afternoon.  The June 11-12 storm caused prolonged outages for approximately 40,000 customers in the company’s Fox Valley service area. WE crews from the Fox Valley, assisted by company workers in southeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, and by contract utility crews, worked around the c... 
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06/13/01All Wisconsin Electric customers should be restored to service today
This week’s storm was second worst in company history MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric (WE) crews have restored power to more than 102,000 customers after a powerful storm ripped through the area Monday night (June 11), leaving more than 105,000 customers without electricity. In terms of the total number of customers who lost power, this is the second worst storm in company history. WE employees, contractors and foresters worked throughout the night to restore power to customers. That... 
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06/07/01Wisconsin Electric and Edison Sault Electric file unbundled rate proposals in Michigan
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) utility subsidiaries Wisconsin Electric and Edison Sault Electric submitted proposals to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on June 5 to unbundle their Michigan rates for all customer classes beginning Jan. 1, 2002. The filing was made in accordance with Michigan's "Customer Choice and Electric Reliability Act" and MPSC orders in response to the act. WE and ESE must unbundle their Michigan retail costs so they can offer choice to th... 
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06/05/01Commissioners Vote to Approve Wisconsin Gas Lateral; New Line Will Bring Competition to Southeastern Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2001--The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) voted to approve construction of the 35-mile Wisconsin Gas Lateral. The lateral line will connect Wisconsin Gas' existing facilities to the Guardian Pipeline, which will bring natural gas from the Chicago market hub to southeastern Wisconsin and which will introduce meaningful gas pipeline competition to southeastern Wisconsin. In today's discussion at the Commission's meeting, the ... 
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06/04/01NMC to host American Nuclear Society annual meeting in Milwaukee
Wisconsin Energy Chairman Richard Abdoo is honorary conference chairman MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) Chairman Richard Abdoo will serve as honorary chairman of the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) 2001 annual meeting June 17-21 at the Midwest Express Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee. The theme for the meeting, to be hosted by the Nuclear Management Company (NMC), is "Safety Culture and Its Relationship to Economic Value in a Competitive Market." ... 
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05/22/01Wisvest Finalizes Sale of Blythe Energy Project
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2001--Wisvest, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), today announced it has finalized the sale of the Blythe Energy Project to Caithness Energy for an undisclosed amount. The project is a 520 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant located about three miles west of the city of Blythe in southeastern California. "As part of the restructuring effort we announced last year, we said that we would d... 
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05/22/01Wisconsin Electric recognized by Call Center Magazine
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric’s Pewaukee Customer Contact Center, Milwaukee Telecollections Center and Early Intervention Program have received recognition from Call Center Magazine as the Utility Call Center of the Year. Throughout the year, the magazine's writers interview hundreds of call center managers to profile their centers and learn about the strategies, products and services they use. This respected publication attracts the largest number of readers in the call center, customer ... 
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05/21/01Wisconsin Energy joins Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
MILWAUKEE – Building on its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) has joined the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI) to protect, restore, and enhance the populations and habitats of Wisconsin’s wild birds. The first state program of its kind in the United States, the WBCI aims to deliver a full spectrum of bird conservation in Wisconsin through ecological landscape assessment and management, guided by sound science and using vol... 
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05/18/01Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee Helps Clear the Path for Power the Future; Strong bipartisan preliminary approval for Wisconsin Energy's plan
MADISON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2001--In a unanimous vote today, the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature approved the necessary statutory changes required for Wisconsin Energy's Power the Future plan to proceed. The Power the Future plan includes building 2,800 megawatts of new electric generation at two existing Wisconsin Electric power plant locations for a total cost of $3 billion. The total cost of the plan, including improvements to existing plants ... 
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05/18/01Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee helps clear the path for Power the Future
Strong bipartisan preliminary approval for Wisconsin Energy’s plan MADISON – In a unanimous vote today, the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature approved the necessary statutory changes required for Wisconsin Energy’s Power the Future plan to proceed. The Power the Future plan includes building 2,800 megawatts of new electric generation at two existing Wisconsin Electric power plant locations for a total cost of $3 billion. The total cost of the plan, including improveme... 
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05/17/01Point Beach Nuclear Plant operating after refueling outage
HUDSON, Wis. (May 17, 2001) – Unit 1 of the Point Beach Nuclear Plant returned to 100 percent power early today after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Work at the 512-megawatt plant near Two Rivers, Wis., began in April. "This was a very successful refueling because our entire organization worked together as a team," said Plant Manager Fred Cayia. "The high level of cooperation and support enabled us to execute a very safe outage while performing high quality work ahead of sche... 
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05/14/01Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas Recognized by Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric/ Wisconsin Gas (WE/WG) has been selected for the 2000 Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Award.   Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Darrell Bazzell presented the award today at the Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful 10 th Annual Environmental Business Seminar.     WE/WG is being recognized for its numerous programs aimed at supporting cleaner, healthier air in southeastern Wisconsin.   ... 
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05/11/01Invensys Acquires FieldTech from Wisconsin Energy Corporation; IMServ Enhances Metering and Field Services Expertise in North America
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2001--Invensys, through its subsidiary Invensys Management Services (IMServ LLC), the global supplier of end-to-end metering and data management services, has acquired Milwaukee-based FieldTech from Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) for $18m. FieldTech will now be known as IMServ FieldTech and will bring the total number of IMServ's residential meter reading to 7 million and over 100,000 commercial and industrial meters worldw... 
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05/03/01Wisconsin Electric Receives PSCW Authorization for Fuel Surcharge
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2001--The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today granted Wisconsin Electric's (WE) request for a surcharge to cover the rising costs of producing and purchasing electricity due to high fuel costs. The Commission's decision will allow a total adjustment of $58.7 million for 2001. WE requested $62.5 million. Wisconsin Administrative Code PSC 116.06 allows utilities to ask the PSCW for relief when fuel prices rise, or are expect... 
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05/02/01Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2001--The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of 90 cents per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series payable on June 1, 2001 to stockholders of record on May 14, 2001. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on July 31, 2001 to stockholders of record on July 13, 2001. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., a subsidiary of Wisconsin E... 
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05/02/01Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2001--The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2001 to stockholders of record on May 14, 2001. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than 1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Pen... 
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05/01/01Wisconsin Energy Reports Strong First Quarter Earnings; Normal Winter Weather and Inclusion of Wisconsin Gas Helps Earnings
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2001--Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) reported first quarter earnings before a cumulative change in accounting of $77.3 million or $0.65(1) per share for the first quarter of 2001, compared with $50.6 million or $0.42 per share in the first quarter of 2000. The first quarter of 2001 was positively impacted by higher revenues and earnings in the gas delivery business, reflecting normal winter weather and the inclusion of Wisconsin Gas Company in t... 
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05/01/01Wisconsin Electric: Doing Its Part to Mitigate Mercury; Utility Urges Public to be Informed On the Issue
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2001--With the opening of the Wisconsin fishing season beginning this weekend, there may be a lot of attention directed to the impacts of mercury on aquatic life and on the fish-consuming public. Wisconsin Electric, the state's largest utility, acknowledges the potential health risk posed by mercury and has become a nationwide leader in its efforts to understand and mitigate mercury emissions from its operations. "Wisconsin Electric has b... 
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04/25/01Wisconsin Energy to release earnings May 1
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) plans to release its consolidated first quarter earnings at 7 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 1. Richard A. Abdoo, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Paul Donovan, chief financial officer; Richard R. Grigg, president and chief operating officer of the utility group; and James C. Donnelly, president and chief operating officer of the manufacturing group, will conduct a conference call for financial analysts at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 1.... 
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04/24/01Wisconsin Energy’s Belize Bound 2001 class announced Five high school students, one teacher to travel to Central America this summer
MILWAUKEE – How did you spend your summer vacation? Five students attending high schools in Wisconsin Energy Corp’s service area will be able to say they spent part of their summer vacation in the tropical forests of Belize, Central America. The five students, who will participate in a week-long Tropical Ecology Course in Belize Aug. 1-8, are the winners of Wisconsin Energy’s Belize Bound competition. Student winners include Sarah Garvey, senior, Appleton North High School; Tara Huseth, ... 
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04/24/01Wisconsin Energy appoints Arthur Zintek VP-Human Resources
Joyce Feaster named assistant vice president-HR
MILWAUKEE -- Arthur Zintek has been appointed vice president-Human Resources for Wisconsin Electric (WE) and Wisconsin Gas (WG), and vice president-Human Resources for Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC). Joyce Feaster, assistant corporate secretary for WE and WEC, has been named assistant vice president-Human Resources for WE and WG, reporting to Zintek. Both WE and WG are subsidiaries of WEC. The appointments, which are effective May 14, were announced today by Richard A. Abdoo, WEC chairman, pre... 
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04/24/01Point Beach declares 'unusual event' when work rags catch fire during outage
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (April 24, 2001) -- Point Beach Nuclear Plant declared an “unusual event” this morning after a small amount of rags caught fire during outage maintenance work. The plant fire brigade extinguished the fire within 3 minutes of arriving at the affected work area. No one was injured, no off-site assistance was required, there was no release of radiation and no risk to plant safety equipment. The Notification of an Unusual Event (NUE), the lowest of four emergency classific... 
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04/23/01Wisconsin Electric names Patterson state political liaison
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric (WE) recently named Ronan Patterson its manager of Regulatory Advocacy for Michigan. Patterson is the first person to hold this position for the company. In his new position, Patterson will encourage open communication with public service commission and other state government officials as Michigan moves to a competitive electric utility environment, beginning Jan. 1, 2002. “We’re glad he decided to join us,” said Dick Grigg, president and chief operating of... 
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04/10/01Point Beach Unit 1 begins planned refueling outage
HUDSON, Wis. (April 9, 2001) -- Operators took Unit 1 of Point Beach Nuclear Plant out of service on Friday for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. During the outage, workers will replace one-third of the plant’s fuel assemblies and complete more than 1, 000 preventative maintenance and repair jobs. Other major outage work includes replacement of main feed pump and reactor coolant pump motors and cleaning major heat exchangers -- changes which will improve plant reliability, particu... 
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04/09/01Abdoo touts Minergy technology to European leaders
MILWAUKEE -- Transforming sludge into marketable products and renewable energy was the subject of Wisconsin Energy Chairman, President and CEO Dick Abdoo's presentation last Friday in Cologne, Germany, at the Third International Leadership Issues Conference conducted by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation of Europe. Abdoo discussed Minergy's glass aggregate technology and how it could provide a solution to the problem of sludge disposal from wastewater treatment processes. Traditional ... 
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04/02/01Wisconsin Energy named to Fortune 500
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) on Monday was named to Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 list of top corporations. Among Wisconsin’s investor-owned companies, WEC made the biggest climb up the list in the year 2000, moving from the 611th spot to 480. During the year, the company completed a $1.2 billion acquisition of WICOR Inc. and launched several programs to reduce overall debt. The company also announced a 10-year growth strategy, Power The Future, designed to increase sh... 
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03/23/01Wisconsin Energy Announces $1 Billion Debt Offering
MILWAUKEE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today it has agreed to sell $1 billion of senior unsecured securities, consisting of $550 million of 5.875 percent Senior Notes due April 1, 2006, and $450 million of 6.50 percent Senior Notes due April 1, 2011. The securities will be issued off an existing debt shelf registration filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering is being underwritten by Merrill Lync... 
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03/14/01Guardian Pipeline Receives Final Approval from FERC
MILWAUKEE - Guardian Pipeline today announced the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Guardian Pipeline to construct and operate a new interstate natural gas pipeline to serve growing demand for natural gas in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. In issuing the certificate order, FERC concluded that, “Having previously made preliminary findings based on all non-environmental issues relating to Guardian’s application... 
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03/14/01WEC’s Abdoo says national energy policy must include coal
Testimony to House Subcommittee outlines strategy that secures power supply WASHINGTON, D. C. – Coal offers a light for the nation’s energy future. That’s the key message delivered today by Wisconsin Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Abdoo as he addressed the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Air Quality subcommittee. “The time has come for a coherent, cohesive and comprehensive national energy policy to allow the electric industry to achieve imp... 
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03/13/01PSCW Approves WE's Proposal for Point Beach Dry Storage
MILWAUKEE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) today voted 3-0 to approve Wisconsin Electric's (WE) request to build and load additional dry storage containers for used fuel at the company's Point Beach Nuclear Plant. The company requested PSCW permission for enough containers, not to exceed 36, to allow the plant's two generating units to continue operating through the end of their licenses, which expire in 2010 and 2013, respec... 
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03/09/01Governor Says Enhanced Power the Future Proposal 'Big Step Forward' For Solving Wisconsin's Energy Needs; Commends Wisconsin Energy And Customers First! Coalition
MILWAUKEE, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2001 Energy Symposium held yesterday in Milwaukee, Wis., Governor Scott McCallum voiced his support for more generation and transmission in the state and commended Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and the "Customers First!" Coalition (CFC) for reaching an agreement on how best to proceed with meeting the state's energy needs. "Wisconsin has long enjoyed inexpensive and reliable energy. However, Wisconsin's energy supply is... 
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03/01/01Natural gas lateral pipeline route options under review
Wisconsin Gas begins notifying public officials, land owners MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Gas, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it has started notifying public officials and landowners in central Ozaukee County and parts of Washington County about route options for a proposed 16-mile natural gas lateral pipeline that would serve the Port Washington Power Plant. The plant is slated to be converted from coal-fired to natural gas-fired operations as part of Wisconsi... 
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02/28/01Wisconsin Electric Named Tree Line USA Utility for Third Time
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Being named a Tree Line USA utility for the third time was a great honor recently bestowed on Wisconsin Electric. But more importantly, it signifies that the company continues to work to provide dependable utility service, and healthy, beautiful trees in the company's service area. The award is given annually by The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, to recognize utilitie... 
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02/23/01Wisconsin Energy, Customers First! Announce Enhanced Power the Future Proposal
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and the Customers First! Coalition (CFC) announced today they have completed discussions on a framework that could lead to additional power development in the state of Wisconsin and that WEC will file an enhanced Power the Future proposal with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) by next week. The historic discussions are a first for the two parties and emphasize the growing urgency in ... 
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02/19/01Wisconsin Energy, Labor Unions Reach Historic Agreement On Proposed Construction Projects
$1.9 billion Power the Future plan generates 1,000 union construction jobs MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) and the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council announced this morning they have reached a labor agreement for the proposed construction of two 600 megawatt (MW) coal-fired electric generating units at the Oak Creek Power Plant and a 500 MW natural gas-fired electric generating unit at the Port Washington Power Plant. With an estimated cost of $1.9 billion... 
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02/08/01WICOR Energy combines with Kaztex Energy Management
New operation will join under the Kaztex name MILWAUKEE - Kaztex Energy Management Inc., the state’s oldest energy management company, will combine operations with WICOR Energy, Wisconsin Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: WEC) wholly owned energy management unit. Wisconsin Energy already holds a minority interest in Kaztex. The combination is expected to be completed before April 2001. “We view this combination as an opportunity to bring together the products, services and expertise of these two ... 
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02/07/01Wisconsin Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be payable March 1, 2001 to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2001. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than 1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper P... 
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02/07/01Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of 90 cents per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series payable on March 1, 2001 to stockholders of record on Feb. 14, 2001. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on April 30, 2001 to stockholders of record on April 12, 2001. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., a subsidiary ... 
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02/06/01Wisconsin Energy Reports 2000 Fourth Quarter and Year End Earnings
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported earnings of $57.6 million or 48 cents per share*, excluding non-recurring items, for the fourth quarter of 2000, as compared with $48.5 million or 41 cents per share excluding non-recurring charges in the fourth quarter of 1999. The fourth quarter of 2000 was positively impacted by the gas delivery business, which included the operations of Wisconsin Gas Company, as a result of colder than normal weathe... 
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02/05/01Wisconsin Electric, DNR Sign Innovative Environmental Agreement; Environmental Cooperative Agreement is a First for the State
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today will sign an Environmental Cooperative Agreement. This is the first agreement of its kind between a Wisconsin business and the DNR. "We're very enthusiastic about being a part of this," said Dick Grigg, WE president and chief operating officer. "Our company is committed to being a leader in environmental management and this program will provide us with ... 
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01/12/01FERC issues new operating licenses for eight WE hydro plants
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday issued new licenses that will allow Wisconsin Electric to continue operating eight of the company’s hydroelectric power plants for the next 40 years. “This is good news for us and for our customers,” said Bill Rauscher, manager of WE’s hydro system. “New licenses reflect the settlement agreement reached between WE and several state and federal natural resource agencies to protect the economic viability of these power pl... 
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01/11/01Wisconsin Electric’s cleaning of former MGP site to help development
Public invited to learn more about the project MILWAUKEE – Work will begin soon to clean the site of a former manufactured gas plant once owned by the City of Fort Atkinson and by a predecessor of Wisconsin Electric. The public is invited to learn more about the project by attending a program at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at WE’s Fort Atkinson Service Center, 1300 Janesville Ave. (Hwy. 26). Until the first pipeline began bringing natural gas to the Fort Atkinson area in the early 195... 
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01/03/01WE/WG offer advice on coping with high energy bills
Many customers’ bills double what they were last winter MILWAUKEE -- Everyone’s talking about the weather and about higher energy bills, but there is something customers can do about it. “Customers’ energy bills this month are almost double what they were last winter, and that’s due to two factors,” said James Schott, Wisconsin Gas senior vice president. WG and Wisconsin Electric are subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corp. “First, December 2000 temperatures were 36 percent colder t... 
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12/27/00Wisconsin Energy Sells Connecticut Power Plants
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) for the sale of two fossil-fueled power plants operated by Wisvest Connecticut, LLC. The power plants, located in Bridgeport and New Haven, Conn., have a combined generating capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts. Wisconsin Energy anticipates the receipt of approximately $350 million in gross proceeds fr... 
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12/21/00Wisconsin Electric To Purchase 25 MW From Iowa County Wind Farm
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric will purchase 25.5 megawatts (MW) from a wind farm in Iowa County, Wis. being developed by FPL Energy. The wind farm is permitted for 30 MW. The project will utilize Enron 1.5 MW turbines. FPL Energy has secured all necessary permits for the facility and, weather permitting, construction will begin before year’s end. The site is located on Highway 18 in the Town of Eden on the western edge of the county. "Wisconsin Electric is working hard to provide... 
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12/18/00Wisconsin Electric Solicits Bids for Electric Generation; Company Requests Proposals for Up to 400 Megawatts
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 400 megawatts (MW) of electric generation to be available in May, 2003 for up to ten years. WE will contract for the power but will not own or operate the facilities. This competitive bid process will help provide the 1,000 MW Wisconsin Energy projects it will need from outside suppliers by 2010. "As part of its Power the Future plan, our parent company, Wisconsi... 
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12/08/00Wisconsin Electric files for fuel cost adjustment
Dramatic rise in natural gas prices prompts filing MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric is asking the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to adjust electric prices due to the dramatic increase in fuel costs that the company is experiencing. Customers will see this increase as a "fuel cost adjustment" line item on their bills. A typical Wisconsin Electric residential electric customer who uses 500 kWh per month would see a $1.09 or 2.5 percent increase in their monthly electric bill. ... 
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12/07/00Wisconsin Electric, SkyGen Energy announce power purchase agreement
Company will provide utility with 550 megawatts MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric and SkyGen Energy, a Northbrook, Ill. subsidiary of Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) of San Jose, Calif., today announced a ten-year power purchase agreement under which SkyGen will provide the utility with 550 megawatts (MW) of electricity. SkyGen Energy has several natural gas-fired projects in the region under development, and more specific information about the facilities generating the electricity will be anno... 
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12/04/00Wisconsin Energy to send students to study in Belize’s tropical forest
WEC’s Belize Bound contest in its sixth year MILWAUKEE – Five high school students and one science educator in the service areas of Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Gas will learn next summer that it’s a jungle out there, literally, if they’re winners in Wisconsin Energy’s Belize Bound educational eco-adventure contest. Wisconsin Energy is the parent company of WE and WG. “We’re accepting entries for the Aug. 1-8, 2001, trip to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area in Belize, C... 
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11/30/00Wisconsin Electric details flaws in Market Power Study
Comments filed with the Public Service Commission MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric filed comments with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) Wednesday on a market power study performed for the Commission by an outside analyst. The study, released earlier this month and conducted by Tabors, Caramanis and Associates of Cambridge, Mass., was ordered by the state Legislature last year to study horizontal market power, make recommendations and analyze the effect of each recommenda... 
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11/30/00Wisconsin Energy announces shareholder odd lot buy/sell program
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) announced today a voluntary program to provide shareholders owning fewer than 100 shares of its common stock an opportunity to sell all of their shares or purchase enough additional shares to increase their holdings to 100 shares. The program recognizes that inconvenience or the potential cost of commissions often deters shareholders from selling or purchasing fewer than 100 shares. For this reason, shareholders are being offered the opportunity... 
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11/29/00Wisconsin Energy Details Elements of Power the Future, $6 Billion Plan Aimed At Electric Supply, Reliability and Quality
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) that details elements of the company's Power the Future plan, specifically the portion of the plan that relates to building new power plants and providing additional electric generation in the state. In September, Wisconsin Energy announced that it would seek regulatory approval to invest approximately $6 billion in a ... 
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11/01/00Wisconsin Electric, Tinedale Farms converting animal waste to power
Dairy cows help produce enough electricity to power 150 homes MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric has reached an agreement with Ag Environmental Solutions, LLC to purchase renewable electricity generated from a manure digester facility located at Tinedale Farms, of Wrightstown, Wis. The facility is already under construction and will be owned and operated by Ag Environmental Solutions, LLC. The farm has about 1,800 dairy cows. As the waste from the cows decomposes, it releases methane biog... 
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10/25/00Wisconsin Energy Reports Third Quarter Results; Announces 2001 Forecasted Earnings of $2.00 - $2.25 Per Share
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) posted today third-quarter earnings of $44.6 million and diluted earnings of $0.36 per share, compared with earnings of $68.9 million and $0.59 per share for the period a year ago. Excluding the impact of the WICOR, Inc., acquisition, which was completed on April 26, 2000, Wisconsin Energy's earnings would have been $62.3 million or $0.51 per share. "Merger related costs for interest and goodwill amor... 
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10/25/00Wisconsin Energy Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be payable Dec. 1, 2000 to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2000. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than 1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper P... 
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10/25/00Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of 90 cents per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series payable on Dec. 1, 2000 to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2000. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Jan. 31, 2001 to stockholders of record on Jan. 12, 2001. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., a subsidiary of Wisconsin... 
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10/23/00Haase resigns as president of Wisconsin Gas
Will continue work as co-chair of United Way’s 2000 campaign MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Bronson Haase, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Gas, has resigned from the company. “This was a tough decision for me to make. I’ve been fortunate to work with a terrific group of employees at Wisconsin Gas and now at Wisconsin Energy. We’ve accomplished a great deal together,” said Haase. “Now that the integration of Wisconsin Gas and Wiscon... 
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10/19/00Wisconsin Energy announces major real estate transaction
Transaction is first of several expected for WISPARK Corp. MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today the sale of selected assets of WISPARK Corp., the corporation’s non-utility real estate development company, to Interstate Partners LLC for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is the first of several expected over the next 12 months and represents approximately 20 percent of the WISPARK portfolio that will be sold. The transaction includes several land parcels total... 
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10/18/00Krause to lead newly created environmental organization; Brzezinski announces resignation
Abood, Patulski named assistant vice presidents MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Kristine Krause, currently vice president-Fossil Operations at Wisconsin Electric, has been named to the newly created position of vice president-Environmental for Wisconsin Energy Corp. and for Wisconsin Electric effective October 18. In her new position, Krause will be responsible for compliance strategy and planning; mitigation and risk management; environmental permi... 
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10/03/00Wisconsin Electric Unveils Microturbine at Burleigh Elementary; Demonstration Project Will Help Determine New Technology's Capabilities
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric (NYSE: WEC) will be closely watching the progress of a new test being conducted at Burleigh Elementary School in Brookfield, and the utility is hoping the student comes in with high grades. The "student" is a 28-kilowatt microturbine the company will begin installing this week at Burleigh Elementary. The microturbine is a small natural gas-fired combustion turbine that will run during daytime hours to shave the sch... 
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09/19/00Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Gas announce facilities plan
Integrity of Gas Company building on Wisconsin Avenue to be maintained
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Gas, subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corp., will close and sell six office facilities, move employees out of two leased facilities, and consolidate Stores and Meter Shop operations as part of the companies’ merger integration. Two WG facilities will be closed and sold: the company’s Main Office Building at 626 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, and the Little Chute Office in Little Chute, Wis. Four WE buildings will be vacated and sold: the Metr... 
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09/11/00Wisconsin Energy Conference Call and Presentation on 10-year, $6 billion growth strategy.
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09/10/00Wisconsin Energy Launches $6 Billion Program Aimed at Electric Supply, Reliability and Quality
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today announced a 10-year, $6 billion growth strategy to improve the supply, reliability and quality of electricity in Wisconsin. Elements of the program include construction of new power generation units, refurbishment or retirement of older generation units, substantial improvements and additions to the company's electric distribution system, and a reduction in its quarterly common stock dividend to streng... 
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08/23/00Wisconsin Electric helps annual Parade of Homes go green
Home tour features "green-built" models and green energy program MILWAUKEE - This year's Metropolitan Builders Association Parade of Homes features 10 green-built models - homes constructed with environmentally friendly building materials and techniques, and long-term energy efficiency in mind. The 10 model homes are also participating in Wisconsin Electric's energy for tomorrowÔ renewable energy program. "There are so many simple, easy things people can do in their homes to help the... 
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08/17/00Wisconsin Electric participates in mercury removal project
Company's Pleasant Prairie Power Plant chosen as demonstration site MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Wisconsin Electric's Pleasant Prairie Power Plant (P4) to participate in the nation's first full-scale mercury emissions control program for coal-burning power plants. ADA-Environmental Solutions of Littleton, Colo. will conduct the program with support from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). A utility to be named will also be a host site. The field test... 
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08/16/00Franke named president of Wispark
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) has named Jerold P. Franke as president of Wispark Corp., WEC’s real estate development subsidiary. Franke succeeds Francis Brzezinski, who continues as president of WEC’s Wisvest and Minergy subsidiaries. Franke joined Wispark in 1988 as director of business development after serving as vice president of economic development of Forward Wisconsin, Inc. He was elected vice president in 1989 and senior vice president in 1999. “Due to Jerry... 
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08/11/00Wisconsin Energy acquires California pressure tank manufacturer
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) has acquired Park International, a privately-held manufacturer of fiber-wound pressure tanks for the water treatment industry. The acquisition was made through WICOR Industries, Wisconsin Energy's manufacturing subsidiary. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. "The acquisition of Park International demonstrates our commitment to our manufacturing businesses," said Richard A. Abdoo, chairman... 
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08/09/00Wisconsin Electric refocuses renewable energy strategy
Company seeking a variety of renewable energy facilities MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Electric announced today that it is reviewing several renewable energy proposals from facilities throughout the state. This follows a decision by WE and FPL Energy to end a power purchase agreement for a 33 turbine wind farm in the Town of Addison. FPL Energy will however, proceed with development of the project. "For a variety of reasons this project is no longer the best option for our customers at this tim... 
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08/08/00Wisconsin Electric transfers nuclear operating authority to NMC
WE retains ownership of Point Beach Nuclear Plant MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric transferred operating authority of its Point Beach Nuclear Plant to the Nuclear Management Company effective yesterday. Under the agreement, WE will maintain ownership of the plant, located near Two Rivers, Wis. The operating transfer is part of an overall plan for the NMC to assume operations of all nuclear power plants within its organization. In addition to Point Beach, those nuclear plants currently inc... 
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07/28/00Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of 90 cents per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series payable on Sept. 1, 2000 to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2000. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 per share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on Oct. 31, 2000 to stockholders of record on Oct. 13, 2000. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., a subsidiary of Wisconsin Ener... 
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07/28/00Wisconsin Energy Reports Second Quarter Results
MILWAUKEE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) posted second-quarter earnings of $30.1 million and diluted earnings of $0.25 per share, compared with earnings of $48.9 million and $0.42 per share for the period a year ago. Excluding the impact of the WICOR acquisition, which was completed on April 26, 2000, Wisconsin Energy's earnings would have been $37.3 million or $0.31 per share. "Earnings for the quarter were negatively impacted by several items ... 
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07/28/00Wisconsin Energy declares regular quarterly dividend
MILWAUKEE--The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) today declared the regular quarterly common stock dividend of 39 cents per share. The dividend will be payable Sept. 1, 2000 to stockholders of record on Aug. 14, 2000. Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a Milwaukee-based holding company with subsidiaries in utility and non-utility businesses. The company serves more than 1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and 940,000 natural gas customers i... 
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06/29/00Wisconsin Electric Meets Goals for Power Buy-Back Programs; Businesses Sign Up for Almost 40 Megawatts
MILWAUKEE, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric has met its first- year goals for its voluntary power buy-back programs for industrial, large commercial and municipal customers. Dollars for Power and Power Market Incentives have signed up 81 accounts totaling almost 40 megawatts (MW). The programs provide customers with an opportunity to share cost savings when WE can avoid a power purchase during a price spike in the wholesale electricity spot market. Power Market... 
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06/27/00WEC Focuses on Growth Strategy at Shareholder Meeting; Abdoo Announces Stock Repurchase Plan to Boost Shareholder Value
MILWAUKEE, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today a sharpening of the company's overall growth strategy to focus on fewer competitive businesses and a stock repurchase program designed to strengthen the company's bottom line and increase shareholder value. Signs of the company's commitment to this strategy are evidenced in WEC's intention to sell selected assets of its non-utility real estate development company, WISPARK Corp., which was ... 
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06/27/00Grigg and Salustro named Wisconsin Energy officers; Donnelly elected to subsidiary post
MILWAUKEE, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting today, the Wisconsin Energy board of directors announced the election of three officers. Richard R. Grigg, vice president of Wisconsin Energy, was elected senior vice president. He continues to serve as president and chief operating officer of Wisconsin Electric, a Wisconsin Energy subsidiary. Grigg has been associated with the utility for 30 years. Larry Salustro, vice president of Wisconsin Energy, was elected seni... 
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06/27/00Wisconsin Energy announces share repurchase program
MILWAUKEE, June 27 – Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE:WEC) today announced its board of directors authorized the company to repurchase up to $200 million of its shares in the open market on an opportunistic basis over the next 18 months. The repurchase program would represent a reduction of approximately 8 percent or 9.8 million of the company’s outstanding shares as of the market close on June 26, 2000. The share repurchases will begin immediately and will occur from time to time to take adva... 
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06/26/00Wisconsin Energy Begins Downtown Milwaukee Revitalization Project
MILWAUKEE, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) and Saks have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of ownership to WEC of Saks' eight-story Boston Store building located on the west end of Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee. In return for ownership of the building and a commitment from Saks to continue retail operations in the building, WEC will fund an estimated $33 million refurbishment project. Once refurbished, the building will house... 
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06/26/00Wisconsin Energy Sells Interest in SkyGen Energy to Calpine Corp
MILWAUKEE, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisvest Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) for the sale of WEC's interest in SkyGen Energy Holdings. WEC anticipates the receipt of approximately $250 million in cash from the sale of its interest in SkyGen Energy Holdings and expects to realize a pre-tax gain of approximately $90 million, or $0.45 per share after t... 
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06/26/00Wisconsin Electric supports EPA's Performance Track Program
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today in Washington D.C. launched the National Environmental Performance Track program. Wisconsin Electric supports this effort to work with businesses that have achieved a higher environmental performance level beyond legal compliance requirements. Under the program, the agency will reward companies that exceed minimum regulatory requirements and take extra steps to reduce and prevent pollution. "This is an excellent example of g... 
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06/21/00Wisconsin Electric Proposes New Environmental Approach; WE, DNR File Joint Proposal With EPA
MILWAUKEE, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the electric utility industry, Wisconsin Electric and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have filed a joint proposal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed to improve air quality, maintain electric reliability and better manage the costs of air quality improvements. This new environmental commitment will take a comprehensive approach to reduce overall emissions from WE power plants. The joi... 
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06/20/00New electric substation operational in Pleasant Prairie
Facility supports unprecedented growth in Kenosha County MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Electric today announced that its new Lakeview Substation is operational. Located adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad in the village of Pleasant Prairie, the new substation relieves the previously overloaded electric feeders out of the Kenosha Substation. According to Charles Cole, Wisconsin Electric’s vice president of distribution operations, “Bringing Lakeview Substation into our distribution system prov... 
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06/14/00Construction Of Calumet Energy Project Begins
CHICAGO – A groundbreaking ceremony today launched construction of the Calumet Energy Project, a 300-megawatt, natural gas-fired power generation facility at 11601 S. Torrence Ave. in Chicago. The power generation facility is scheduled for completion in June 2001. The project also included demolition of the former Calumet incinerator, which was located on the corner of Stony Island and Doty avenues. When complete, the Calumet Energy Project will not only be a source of safe, clean and relia... 
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06/05/00Wisconsin Electric Proposes Innovation in Environmental Management
Company files proposal for Cooperative Agreement Program with DNR MILWAUKEE - In an effort to increase generation efficiency and recovery of energy while reducing potential impacts on the environment, Wisconsin Electric has filed a proposal with the Department of Natural Resources under the Cooperative Environmental Agreement Program (CEA). Authorized as a pilot program by the state legislature in 1997, the CEA Program seeks to identify alternate environmental regulatory approaches for Wi... 
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06/01/00WICOR’S Chief Financial Officer To Retire
MILWAUKEE - After more than 25 years with WICOR and its Sta-Rite subsidiary, Joseph P. Wenzler, WICOR’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, will retire effective June 30, 2000. “I have very mixed emotions about Joe’s decision to retire,” said George E. Wardeberg, vice chairman, Wisconsin Energy Corp. “Joe has been a cornerstone of this company, and his impact on WICOR’s growth and success simply can’t be measured. He helped guide WICOR’s evolution from a small Midwestern gas u... 
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05/26/00Wisconsin Energy Announces Officer Retirement, New Officer Appointments
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Energy Corp., (NYSE:WEC) reported today that Calvin H. Baker, treasurer of WEC and vice president and chief financial officer of WEC subsidiary Wisconsin Electric (WE), has announced he will retire from the company effective July 1, 2000. “I can’t say enough about Cal Baker and his contributions to our success,” said Richard A. Abdoo, chairman, president and chief executive officer of WEC. “He’s done it all for us, including his work on our recent acquisition of ... 
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05/16/00NRC Approves Transfer of Point Beach Operating Authority; Wisconsin Electric Continues Ownership, Use of All Energy Produced
MILWAUKEE, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric today received approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to transfer operating authority for the Point Beach Nuclear Plant to the Nuclear Management Company. Actual transfer of operating authority is expected sometime later this year. Wisconsin Electric will continue to own the two nuclear units at Point Beach, located near Two Rivers, Wis., and will also continue to receive all energy produced by the plant. ... 
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05/11/00Wisconsin Energy Announces Intention to Sell Selected Assets
MILWAUKEE, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) announced today its intention to sell selected assets of its non-utility real estate development company, WISPARK Corp. Profits from the sale will be used to pay down WEC corporate debt. "WISPARK has successfully raised business park development in southeast Wisconsin and elsewhere to new levels of quality and success," said Richard A. Abdoo, chairman, president and CEO of Wisconsin Energy. "We've ac... 
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04/26/00Wisconsin Electric Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. today declared a regular dividend of 90 cents per share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series payable on June 1, 2000 to stockholders of record on May 12, 2000. The directors also declared a dividend of $1.50 a share on the Six Per Cent. Preferred Stock payable on July 31, 2000 to stockholders of record on July 14, 2000. A subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC), Wisconsin El... 
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04/26/00Wisconsin Energy Announces Quarterly Dividend; Names New Directors, Officers
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) today approved a quarterly common stock dividend of 39 cents per share. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2000, to stockholders of record on May 12, 2000. This is the 231st consecutive quarter of dividend payments. Also, the directors elected George E. Wardeberg, chairman and CEO of WICOR, Inc., and Willie D. Davis, president and CEO of All Pro Broadcasting, Inc., ... 
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04/26/00Wisconsin Energy Reports First Quarter Earnings; WICOR Acquisition Complete; Revenues Grow 13 Percent
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) reported that its first quarter consolidated revenues increased nearly 13 percent to $627.8 million compared with $556.7 million for the year ago quarter, and that it had earned $0.42 per share in the quarter ended March 31, 2000, compared with $0.46 per share in the quarter ended March 31, 1999. The $0.04 per share drop in earnings was caused primarily by planned outages at the company's Connecticut generating pl... 
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04/26/00Wisconsin Energy and WICOR Complete Merger
MILWAUKEE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) and WICOR announced today that the companies have completed their merger, which will become effective as of midnight tonight, April 26, 2000. Wisconsin's largest electric and second largest gas utility, and Wisconsin Gas, the state's largest gas utility, are now both under the same holding company, Wisconsin Energy. WEC now serves approximately 921,000 gas customers and more than 1 million electric... 
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04/19/00Wisconsin Electric Recognized for Renewable Energy Commitment; energy for tomorrow(TM) Program Among First to Receive National Accreditation
MILWAUKEE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Electric's energy for tomorrow(TM) program is one of the first renewable energy programs in the country to be recognized by the national Green Pricing Accreditation Initiative. The announcement was made today in Washington D.C. by the Center for Resource Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to energy, economic and environmental sustainability. "Wisconsin Electric is extremely proud of the success of energy for tomorr... 
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04/19/00Wisconsin Energy to Pay WICOR Merger Consideration in Cash