October 2004 - Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group (formerly WPS Resources Corp.), now offers a renewable energy option to its more than 50,000 electric customers in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. Under the NatureWise program, customers can purchase renewable energy in 100-kWh monthly increments for $4.00 each, or a rate premium of 4¢/kWh. Currently, UPPCO purchases power generated from wind, landfill gas, and animal waste methane resources from its sister utility, Wisconsin Public Service. As more UPPCO customers enroll in the program, UPPCO will add renewable generation to the mix and consider purchasing from generating sources in the Upper Peninsula. Customers may purchase as many blocks as they wish and there is no minimum enrollment term.
News Release - UPPCO Rolls Out New Renewable Energy Program