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:
Director of Government Affairs

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
WPPI Energy and our 41 Wisconsin member utilities strongly support re-establishing 2019 WI Act 185's BCPL municipal utility loan program as contained in AB 1
Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
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

2021 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
2/15/2021
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 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2021
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 588
Assembly Bill 588
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2021
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 731
Assembly Bill 731
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2021
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 892
Assembly Bill 892
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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 47
Senate Bill 47
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
2/15/2021
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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/6/2021
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 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2021
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 702
Senate Bill 702
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2021
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 838
Senate Bill 838
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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.

Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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: Grant Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Grant Programs

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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: Regulation of Public Utilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance

Notification Date
4/1/2021
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

LRB 1902/2 - Authorizing community solar programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1902/2 - Authorizing community solar programs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/15/2021
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.

Support appointment of Tyler Huebner as a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for the term ending in March 2027
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support appointment of Tyler Huebner as a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for the term ending in March 2027

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/11/2021
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.

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
12/21/2020
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.

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
12/21/2020
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.

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
12/21/2020
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.

Municipal utilities and broadband expansion
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Municipal utilities and broadband expansion

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
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.

Impact to municipal utilities as a result of administrative, regulatory or legislative actions in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Impact to municipal utilities as a result of administrative, regulatory or legislative actions in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$31,595.48
2021
July - December
$34,283.81
2022
January - June
$33,446.79
Total $99,326.08
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
18.50
2021
July - December
27.50
2022
January - June
23.25
Total 69.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
49.75
2021
July - December
67.00
2022
January - June
55.50
Total 172.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 22 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 21 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures