Skip to main content

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

WEC Energy Group said Tuesday that it has set a goal of eliminating coal as a fuel source for its power plants by 2035. 

WEC Energy, based in Milwaukee, is the parent company of utility We Energies, also based in Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Public Service based in Green Bay. 

It also owns utilities in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. 

Tuesday’s announcement came as the company released its third quarter earnings, and it is the latest move as WEC continues pivot away from coal as an energy source. 

“By the end of 2030, we expect coal to provide less than 5% of our power supply,” the company said in a statement. “We plan to eliminate coal as an energy source by 2035.”

It intends to “enhance fuel flexibility at Oak Creek Power the Future units,” pending environmental approvals as it transitions away from coal, the company said.

[Joe Taschler]

More: Parent company of Milwaukee, Green Bay utilities says it plans to eliminate coal as a fuel by 2035

Join our newsletter

Keep up to date with all the latest from IEEFA