PSCW Schedules Hearing For Electric Rate Adjustment

Sun Prairie Utilities had filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase electric rates. The adjustment has been requested in order to cover costs associated with the Business Park Substation, as well as, inflationary increases in operational and maintenance expenses and costs associated with maintaining the reliability of the electric distribution system.  The last electric rate increase was approved in October 2019.

The utility is requesting an overall increase of 4.37%, or $1,441,958. After review, the PSCW staff proposes an overall increase of 3.98%, or $1,314,917. The actual change to individual customers will vary with electricity usage, class of service and the ultimate rates authorized by the Commission. If approved as proposed by PSCW staff under the proposed rate structure, based on an average usage of 636 kilowatt-hours (kWh), the typical residential customer’s monthly bill would increase approximately $2.40, or 3.0%. 

A hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT). This virtual meeting has no physical location  at PSCW's office in Madison, WI; however, the utility will have a physical location in the SPU Commission Room at 125 W. Main Street, Sun Prairie WIsconsin. Members of the public may attend in-person at the Sun Prairie Utilities address listed above or by internet or telephone to listen to the live broadcast on the PSCW's website at under the "PSC Live Broadcast " button.


Connection Instructions: 

• To join by audiovisual internet connection:                                    

1. Go to: Zoom at

2. Select: Join A Meeting

3. Enter: pschearings (Personal Link Name)


 • To join by audio-only telephone connection:

1. Dial: +1 312 626 6799

2. Enter: 809 513 2930# (Meeting ID)                                          


PUBLIC COMMENTS.  A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation.  A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:


  • In-Person:  Attend the hearing at 125 W. Main Street Sun Prairie, WI  53590 on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) in the Commission Room.

  • Web Comment. Go to the Commission's web site at, click on "File a Comment" button.  On the next page, select the "File a comment" link that appears for docket number 5810-ER-108.  Web comments shall be received no later than Friday, November 3, 2023.

  • Oral Comment. Spoken testimony at the public session. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may receive an oral comment from any member of the public in attendance at the Public Hearing Session. The ALJ will receive an oral comment by unmuting each member of the public connected and inviting that person to comment.

  • Mail Comment. Send a comment by U.S. mail.  All comments submitted by U.S. mail shall be received no later than Friday, November 3, 2023.  A mail comment shall include the phrase "Docket 5810-ER-108 Comments" in the heading, and shall be addressed to:


Docket 5810-ER-108 Comments

Public Service Commission

P.O. Box 7854

Madison, WI 53707-7854

The Commission will not accept comments submitted via e-mail or facsimile (fax).


CONTACT.  Please direct questions about this docket or requests for additional accommodations for persons with a disability to the Commission’s docket coordinator, Kaitlin Nye (PSCW) at (608) 266-5481 or email and refer to Sun Prairie’s electric rate application under Docket 5810-ER-108. 



Rick Wicklund

Utility Manager

Sun Prairie Utilities

(608) 837-5500

October 4, 2023