WPPI Energy

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Regional municipal electric company providing wholesale electric power to 51 municipally-owned electric utilities located in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

Lobbying Interests:
Development of legislation or administrative rules concerning electric utilities, renewable energy, air emissions, economic development, energy efficiency, facility siting and utility industry regulation.

Title:
Manager of Government Relations

Contact
JO
Joseph Owen
1425 Corporate Center Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-4500
(608) 837-0274
jowen@wppienergy.org
http://www.wppienergy.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Joseph Owen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/12/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas E Moore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 42
Assembly Bill 42
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 198
Assembly Bill 198
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/12/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 204
Assembly Bill 204
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 497
Assembly Bill 497
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 118

For
Notification Date
10/18/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 532
Assembly Bill 532
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regula...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 136

For
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: authorizing a city, village, town, or county to restrict placement of a wind energy system. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/20/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 880
Assembly Bill 880
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2018
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.
Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 57

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 115
Senate Bill 115
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.
Senate Bill 144
Senate Bill 144
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 53

For
Notification Date
4/10/2017
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.
Senate Bill 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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.
Senate Bill 406
Senate Bill 406
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2017
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.
Senate Bill 475
Senate Bill 475
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regula...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2017
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.
Senate Bill 745
Senate Bill 745
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Facilities

Notification Date
5/30/2017
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.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/23/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Efficient electrification and grid modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Efficient electrification and grid modernization

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/15/2018
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.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/23/2017
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.

LRB 0600/1 draft giving PSC authority to modify leased generation contracts (oppose)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0600/1 draft giving PSC authority to modify leased generation contracts (oppose)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/16/2017
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 Regulation and Taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility Regulation and Taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/12/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$35,010.93
2017
July - December
$31,058.57
2018
January - June
$31,991.17
2018
July - December
$29,992.01
Total $128,052.69
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
25.50
2017
July - December
22.75
2018
January - June
19.75
2018
July - December
19.25
Total 87.25
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
52.00
2017
July - December
74.00
2018
January - June
88.50
2018
July - December
108.90
Total 323.40

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: resources eligible for renewable resource credits.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: authorizing a city, village, town, or county to restrict placement of a wind energy system. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 7 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 20 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 22 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures