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March 6, 2008

Kaukauna Utilities customers to benefit from Focus on Energy Programs

Access to energy-saving programs expands for customers in Kaukauna Utilities service area.

Effective January 1, 2008, customers of the local utility now have access to the Business, Residential and Renewable Energy offerings under the Focus on Energy umbrella. The efforts of Focus on Energy help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state’s growing demand for energy.

“As energy costs rise and people become increasingly concerned about the environment, saving energy is one of the smartest and most cost-effective things we can do,” says Jeff Feldt, General Manager. “Kaukauna Utilities has a longstanding history of aggressively pursuing energy efficiency. Our partnering with the Focus in Energy programs is the most recent example of our community-owned utility’s commitment in this area.”

The decision to opt in to the Focus on Energy programs was finalized at the December 2007 meeting of the Wisconsin Public Power Inc. (WPPI) Board of Directors. Kaukauna Utilities is a member-owner of WPPI, a regional power supplier for 41 customer-owned electric utilities in Wisconsin. As a result of the decision, all of WPPI’s Wisconsin membership, including Kaukauna Utilities, will participate in the Focus on Energy initiatives.

Jeff Feldt is a member of the Wisconsin Public Power Board of Directors.

Mr. Feldt says that the local utility’s participation in the Focus on Energy programs through WPPI brings added advantages to customers in the Kaukauna Utilities Service territory.

“Because we’re participating in Focus on Energy’s important and effective programs through our membership in WPPI, we will also still have the ability to supplement those programs locally, using our own Commitment to Community dollars,” Feldt says. “We’re continuing to build on our own local successes while also leveraging the name recognition, market saturation and expertise that the Focus on Energy initiative has accomplished.”