By Paul Schmitt
Sturgeon Bay Utilities announced Friday that their customers will be receiving even more of their electricity from cost-effective renewable energy beginning in 2018. An agreement between Sturgeon Bay Utilities’ not-for-profit WPPI Energy and Invenergy will have output purchased from the 132 megawatt Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Illinois. Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki says the newly purchased output should help hold the line in pricing for customers and provide more than 40 percent emission free power supply.
The addition of the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center will bring to more than 20 percent the total portion of Sturgeon Bay Utilities’ power supply that comes from renewable energy.