Wisconsin Utility Companies Ordered To Refund Millions To Customers

Article originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio

Utility companies across Wisconsin have been ordered to refund millions of dollars to their customers for overestimating costs last year.

Utilities must estimate the cost of providing electricity to customers for permission to raise annual utility rates, Xcel Energy spokeswoman Chris Oulette said. Last year, those costs were $9.5 million lower than predicted and the state Public Service Commission ordered the money be paid back to customers.