Unfair Study?

According to a new study, the average person in Wisconsin pays more for their electric service than those in seven other Midwest states.

The report was put together by Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin.

However, local experts aren't happy with how the electric companies are lumped together within it.

"It's really not an accurate representation to look at a state average," said Brian Elwood of Xcel Energy. "Because depending on where you move your facility or where you live is going to impact your rate, not necessarily the state you live in."

The study shows Wisconsin customers paid an average of $64.50 per month last year. That's an increase of 25% since 1997.

In the report, the rate increase is linked to higher costs for natural gas, and expenses for Wisconsin's power grid and nuclear plants.


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