Thursday, April 11, 2013
A We Energies equipment problem is to blame for the outage, though an investigation will continue.
Updated 3:36 p.m.: Power was restored soon after 3 p.m. Thursday to more than 1,500 We Energies customers in Waukesha. The outage was reported at 1:38 p.m. between Luke Avenue and Dana Lane, and between County Highway DT and Southwest Avenue. A spokesman said the cause was faulty equipment, and an investigation will continue.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
About 360 WE Energies customers were without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.
Update 3:44 p.m.: There have been a number of power outages in Waukesha throughout the Tuesday. At this time there are 67. About 360 WE Energy customers were without power in Waukesha on Tuesday. The outage began at 1:33 p.m. Power has been restored as of 2:30 p.m., according to WE Energy representatives. WE Energy representatives said the outages were on North Goetz Drive, South Sunset Drive, East Lilly Lane and West Ave. Representative believe there was some damage to equipment.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday evening power outage remains under investigation.
More than 300 people are without power in Waukesha, according to WE Energies. The outage started at 7:42 p.m. Sunday and the cause remains under investigation.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Customers get alert when paying their bill on the utility company's website.
We Energies continues to alert customers of a scam that promises to pay utility bills through federal stimulus money offered by the Obama administration. The utility company has placed an alert on its Web site telling customers who pay their bill online of the threat. The notice reads: "Alert: A scam promising federal money to pay utility bills has been discovered. No such program exists, and payments made using bank routing numbers in the scam will be rejected. Please use your current banking information to make online payments." We Energies' spokesperson Cathy Schulze said Tuesday the alert was placed on the site in response to a nationwide scam that arose a few weeks ago. "Fortunately we did not see a huge impact here with our …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Power outage began around 1 p.m. Monday, according to WE Energies outage map.
About 1,141 WE Energies customers are without power between East Main Street, Arcadian Avenue and Highway 59 in Waukesha. The power outage began around 1 p.m., according to the WE Energies’ outage map. “A storm front moved through central and southeast Wisconsin Monday morning causing numerous scattered power outages,” the website states. “WE Energies' crews have restored power to more than 12,900 customers since the storm started and are working diligently to restore power for the rest of our customers. “We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work as quickly and safely as possible to restore your power.”
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WE Energies launching "Stay Connected" campaign and those in severe arrears as of April 16 will face disconnection.
Are you paid up on your WE Energies bills? If not, beware that you could face disconnection on Monday. WE Energies has launched their "Stay Connected" campaign, using phone calls, bill inserts and other messaging alerts to inform customers who are in severe arrears to get caught up on their bills before disconnections begin Monday, according to a press release. “If customers are struggling to pay their energy bills, they should not hesitate to call us,” said Joan Shafer, senior vice president of customer services said in the release. “Our goal is to work with customers so they can maintain their service year-round.” Customers who are in need of payment options and further assistance can contact WE Energies at 1-800-842-4565.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
After near-record high temps and an above average season, it appears that the party's over. Don't be caught off guard.
Tuesday and Wednesday, it's likely many of you opted for the lighter jacket or sweatshirt when you stepped outdoors, and with temperatures flirting with 50, why not? However, those salad days are coming to an abrupt end as a combination of low pressure systems have finally found our corner of Wisconsin, and will bring 3-6" of snow. The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory to be in effect from Thursday morning to Friday morning. Snowfall during Thursday is expected to start around 7am with heavier amounts falling later during the day, and continuing overnight. The event will take longer than most 'hit-and-run' storms, which has forecasters estimating 2-4" during the daylight hours of Thursday and another 1-2" …