K-12 Tax and spending climate: Wisconsin has the highest electric rates in the Midwest

Thomas Content:

The analysis, published by the state Public Service Commission, found that 2015 marked the first year that Wisconsin’s rates for residential, commercial and industrial electric customers ranked higher than Michigan as well as six other nearby Midwestern states.

But monthly residential electric bills on average stood at more than $97 a month last year — nearly $8 a month below the average of all eight Midwest states.

That’s because Wisconsinites are using 19% less electricity per month compared with the Midwest average.