Customers First! Coalition

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Alliance of consumer organizations, municipal electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives, wholesale electric suppliers, an investor owned utility, renewable energy advocates, and labor organizations.

Lobbying Interests:
The Customers First! Coalition weighs in on matters affecting electricity regulation, with a specific interest in protecting customers from an unstable regulatory environment caused by "deregulation" or "restructuring." The organization also supports beneficial renewable energy, energy efficiency, electrification and electric vehicles.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
KG
Kristin Gilkes
10 E Doty Street, Suite 800
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 286-0784
kristin@customersfirst.org
http://www.customersfirst.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kristin R Gilkes Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/19/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Jordan Lamb Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/19/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 233
Assembly Bill 233
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/23/2019
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.
Comments
We support the concept of using VW settlement funds for the purpose of EV charging infrastructure. We are open to modifications that may be necessary to improve this bill.
Assembly Bill 237
Assembly Bill 237
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/6/2019
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 712
Assembly Bill 712
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/14/2020
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

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
3/14/2019
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.

Comments
We support using a portion of VW settlement funds for the purpose of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We also support establishing uniformity in the shared revenue treatment of grants received for replacement of public transit vehicles.

Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities

Notification Date
3/14/2019
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.

Comments
We support the proposed increase in Intervenor Compensation funding.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
3/14/2019
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.

Comments
We support the proposed change in the use of VW Settlement funds establishing uniformity in the shared revenue treatment of grants received for replacement of public transit vehicles.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Proposals relating to use of VW settlement funds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure investments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals relating to use of VW settlement funds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure investments.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/24/2019
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.

We support the appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
We support the appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2019
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 energy proposals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable energy proposals

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Electric Vehicles and Electrification
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electric Vehicles and Electrification

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Electric Energy Regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electric Energy Regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/19/2018
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.

Focus on Energy program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Focus on Energy program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$9,502.23
2019
July - December
$2,969.51
2020
January - June
$12,385.00
2020
July - December
$11,264.44
Total $36,121.18
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
41.25
2019
July - December
11.00
2020
January - June
6.00
2020
July - December
3.25
Total 61.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
82.50
2019
July - December
26.00
2020
January - June
26.50
2020
July - December
24.25
Total 159.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
11 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
11 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
29 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 16 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
36 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
39 %
Total 14 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
46 %
2020
January - June
43 %
2020
July - December
14 %
Total 16 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
18 %
2020
July - December
47 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
7 %
2020
January - June
4 %
2020
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures