Wisconsin's cold winters would be that much colder without Wisconsin Gas' steady supply of natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers across that state. The company provides natural gas and ancillary services. Wisconsin Gas (in combination with sister companies Wisconsin Electric Power, and Edison Sault) serves more than 1 million natural gas customers. The utility operates about 10,800 miles of gas mains. Wisconsin Gas distributes 40% of the natural gas consumed in Wisconsin. Along with Wisconsin Electric Power, it is a subsidiary of regional utility holding company Wisconsin Energy Corporation. The two subsidiaries use the trade name We Energies.
Focusing on its core gas business, in 2009 the company agreed to sell its water utility operations to the City of Mequon for $14.5 million. The utility serves some 3,060 water customers (primarily in Milwaukee's northern suburbs). – less