Article originally published by Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee-based parent company of We Energies recently announced it will close coal-burning plants in Pleasant Prairie and Green Bay in 2018. In their place, WEC Energy Group plans to build natural gas-fired plants. . . and will invest $460 million in two new solar energy farms that will generate 350 megawatts of power in Wisconsin. The company is considering building one of the solar farms at the site of the Point Beach nuclear plant in Two Creeks and the other in southwestern Wisconsin. . .