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July 17, 2002

Wisconsin Utility to Use 5 Percent Renewable Power by 2011

In a first for a Wisconsin utility, We Energies committed on July 9th to supply at least five percent of its retail electric energy sales from renewable energy sources by 2011. We Energies serves more than one million electric customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Pending regulatory approval, the company will spend $6 million per year over the next 10 years to reach its renewable energy target, and has formed a Renewable Energy Collaborative of local and national organizations that will guide it in achieving its commitment. See the We Energies press release.