Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Electric and natural gas utility.

Lobbying Interests:
WPS will lobby legislation and administrative rules related to energy, utilities, the environment, taxation and all items that affect its business.

CEO Name:
Charlie Schrock
Assistant Vice President - Government Relations

Contact
PS
Patrick Schillinger
PO Box 19001
Green Bay, WI 54307-9001
(920) 433-1511
(920) 433-5741
pschillinger@integrysgroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Patrick Schillinger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Ronald Antonneau Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Ray Carey Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathleen Walby Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Jason Childress Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Phillip Uekert Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 8/11/2011
Kristin Ruesch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 9/9/2011
Sean Stephenson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/11/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Christopher LaRowe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2012 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for constructing and operating a data center that is designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 114
Assembly Bill 114
Relating to: eligibility of hydroelectric resources under the renewable portfolio standard.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 145
Assembly Bill 145
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 229
Assembly Bill 229
Relating to: repealing a prohibition on certain nonessential uses of natural gas.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 154

For
Notification Date
1/23/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 309
Assembly Bill 309
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 383
Assembly Bill 383
Relating to: the disposal of oil absorbent materials.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 152

For
Notification Date
1/4/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale mercha...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 586
Assembly Bill 586
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/13/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: trading of water pollution credits, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/2/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 31
Senate Bill 31
Relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for constructing and operating a data center that is designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: liability of public utility customers for unbilled utility service.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/12/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 81
Senate Bill 81
Relating to: eligibility of hydroelectric resources under the renewable portfolio standard.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 34

For
Notification Date
4/30/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 102
Senate Bill 102
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 216
Senate Bill 216
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 266
Senate Bill 266
Relating to: the disposal of oil absorbent materials.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 428
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale mercha...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 155

For
Notification Date
2/7/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 444
Senate Bill 444
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/9/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Data Center Tax Incentives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Data Center Tax Incentives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Data Center Tax Incentives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Data Center Tax Incentives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Distributed Generation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Distributed Generation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Distributed Generation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Distributed Generation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Environmental Trust Financing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Environmental Trust Financing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Environmental Trust Financing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Environmental Trust Financing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Production Tax Credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Production Tax Credit

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Production Tax Credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Production Tax Credit

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable Portfolio Standard

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable Portfolio Standard

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Utility billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility billing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Utility Billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility Billing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/24/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

The updating, reforming, and streamlining of certain PSC regulatory processes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The updating, reforming, and streamlining of certain PSC regulatory processes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/27/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Changes to renewable energy credits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to renewable energy credits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/21/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Modifying renewable resource credits, creating a preference in state procurement for Wisconsin-based businesses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modifying renewable resource credits, creating a preference in state procurement for Wisconsin-based businesses

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/14/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Relating to authorizing the PSC to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to authorizing the PSC to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/13/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislation related to sustainable energy and RPS matters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation related to sustainable energy and RPS matters

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$76,617.80
2011
July - December
$59,921.19
2012
January - June
$67,195.78
2012
July - December
$66,411.96
Total $270,146.73
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
112.75
2011
July - December
16.20
2012
January - June
38.05
2012
July - December
16.60
Total 183.60
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
275.45
2011
July - December
46.75
2012
January - June
67.65
2012
July - December
39.80
Total 429.65

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: liability of public utility customers for unbilled utility service.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
27 %
2012
January - June
22 %
2012
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: eligibility of hydroelectric resources under the renewable portfolio standard.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
38 %
2011
July - December
26 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 27 %
Relating to: eligibility of hydroelectric resources under the renewable portfolio standard.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
45 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 29 %
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
1 %
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
11 %
2012
January - June
2 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
24 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the disposal of oil absorbent materials.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
3 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: repealing a prohibition on certain nonessential uses of natural gas.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the disposal of oil absorbent materials.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
8 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale merchant plants; public utility removal of certain electric service lines; renewable resource credits; tampering or interfering with utility equipment; granting rule-making authority; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
21 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale merchant plants; public utility removal of certain electric service lines; renewable resource credits; tampering or interfering with utility equipment; granting rule-making authority; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
31 %
2012
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
8 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
4 %
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
18 %
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
28 %
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
46 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
3 %
2011
July - December
11 %
2012
January - June
3 %
2012
July - December
2 %
Total 4 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures