The production of paper products is a highly intensive energy process. High energy costs have a significant effect on papermaking operations including profitability, future viability, industry advancements and ultimately consumer prices.

The production of paper products is a highly intensive energy process. High energy costs have a significant effect on papermaking operations including profitability, future viability, industry advancements and ultimately consumer prices.

The WPC advocates for reliable, predicable, affordable energy resources for its members in a wide variety of ways including:

  • Working in a bi-partisan fashion to assure that legislation and administrative rules reflect sound public energy policies.

  • Partners with industrial energy advocacy organizations including the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group (WIEG), Wisconsin Cast Metals Association and Midwest Food Producers Association to intervene on behalf of our industry in electric and natural gas utility ratemaking cases and construction application proceedings.

  • Advocates for papermakers before such key energy bodies as the Public Service Commission, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), as well as national-level regulators and associations such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARC) and the Edison Electric Institute and Electric Consumers Resource Council.

  • Engages in state and national energy dialogues with the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Public Utility Institute and a range of NGO’s such as the Citizens’ Utility Board, RENEW Wisconsin, the Customers’ First! Coalition and various environmental and energy advocacy organizations.