Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The investor-owned gas and electric utilities.

Lobbying Interests:
All legislation and rules affecting investor-owned utilities including, but not limited to, tax, environment, regulation, tax reform.

CEO Name:
William Skewes
Executive Director

Contact
WS
William Skewes
44 E Mifflin Street, Suite 402
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 334-3958
bskewes@wisconsinutilities.com
http://wiutilities.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William R Skewes Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2/1/2021
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.
Comments
WUA supports the PSC Omnibus bill
Assembly Bill 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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.
Comments
WUA opposes this legislation.
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

Other
Notification Date
12/8/2021
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
12/6/2021
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.
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
2/4/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 1080
Assembly Bill 1080
Relating to: restricting local regulation of utility service based on the type or source of energy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 46
Senate Bill 46
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways and required real estate disclosures.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 47

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.
Comments
WUA does not oppose this legislation.
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
2/1/2021
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.
Comments
WUA supports SB 47.
Senate Bill 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/2/2021
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
8/9/2021
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

Other
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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 672
Senate Bill 672
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/9/2021
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
11/12/2021
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
2/4/2022
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 1037
Senate Bill 1037
Relating to: restricting local regulation of utility service based on the type or source of energy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2022
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 1054
Senate Bill 1054
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/30/2022
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

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 5597/P2 relating to energy produced at animal agriculture facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 5597/P2 relating to energy produced at animal agriculture facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2022
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.

WUA supports LRB 2961, relating to utility aid payments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WUA supports LRB 2961, relating to utility aid payments.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/28/2021
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.

Community Solar
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Community Solar

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/17/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/17/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/17/2021
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.

WUA opposes LRB 1550 regarding creating an exemption in the statutes for third parties to sell electricity to the public, either directly or indirectly.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WUA opposes LRB 1550 regarding creating an exemption in the statutes for third parties to sell electricity to the public, either directly or indirectly.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/13/2021
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Utility location and excavation Action Intended To Affect: Both Legislative matter and rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Utility location and excavation Action Intended To Affect: Both Legislative matter and rule

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

WUA does not oppose compromise legislation on riparian rights - 2020 AB 551 as amended by ASA 1 for reintroduction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WUA does not oppose compromise legislation on riparian rights - 2020 AB 551 as amended by ASA 1 for reintroduction.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/19/2021
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 PSC Omnibus bill from previous session. for reintroduction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support PSC Omnibus bill from previous session. for reintroduction.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/19/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$4,639.23
2021
July - December
$5,372.00
2022
January - June
$1,760.00
Total $11,771.23
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
14.00
2021
July - December
17.00
2022
January - June
10.00
Total 41.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
43.00
2021
July - December
49.00
2022
January - June
11.00
Total 103.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways and required real estate disclosures.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (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: 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
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
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
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
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
20 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
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
20 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
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
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, 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
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
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
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
65 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 26 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures