Coal helped WEC Energy perform well during cold February. Will renewables do the same in the future?

Wisconsin residents and businesses never lost heat and power during February’s deep freeze and snow storms — in stark contrast to the Texas winter disaster — but will that reliability remain after phasing out coal-fired power plants in Wisconsin?

Executives with WEC Energy Group, which is the largest public utility company in Wisconsin, said they’re proud of the company’s performance during February’s extreme weather. And they’re confident their strategy to continue shifting from coal-fueled…


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