Telecommunications & UtilitiesThe telecommunications and utility infrastructure found in Green County is critical to the success of our current businesses. Far beyond what many would consider the norm for a County of this population, Green County boasts a progressive and continually updated infrastructure. Following is a brief summary of the key characteristics of the utilities found in Green County. For more specific information, contact GCDC.
ElectricityGreen County is well served by two electric service providers. Alliant Energy provides services to over 90% of Green County. The remaining parts of the county, specifically customers in the City of Brodhead and the Village of New Glarus, receive their electricity through a government owned electric distribution systems, purchasing power through a public consortium called WPPI Energy.
(See Electric Service Map.)
Alliant Energy Corporation is a growing energy services provider with operations both domestically and internationally. Alliant Energy provides competitive rates and reliable service. They offer options to suit your company's energy usage and help keep your operation costs low, including seasonal rates, time-of-use rate, stand-by and interruptible rate, and discounts for service transmission and primary voltage levels. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy provides electric, natural-gas, water and steam services to more than two million customers worldwide.
WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 50 customer-owned electric utilities. Through WPPI Energy, these public power utilities share resources and own generation facilities to provide reliable, affordable electricity to more than 190,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa. Being served by a customer-owned utility will help keep operating costs as low as possible over the long term. WPPI can demonstrate this "public power advantage" with operating cost estimates and energy cost comparisons based on your production forecasts. WPPI can assist businesses identify electrical problems in a facility and achieve a high level of power quality.
Natural GasMuch of Green County is served by WE Energies. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas LLC, the principal utility subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corporation. The company services over one million customers and has over 20,000 miles of gas mains. WE Energies provides a variety of pricing plans to accommodate all sized customers. Large gas customers can purchase directly from marketers and WE Energies can provide the distribution system.
Wisconsin Power & Light also provides natural gas to some areas of Green County. The company is one of Alliant Energy's wholly-owned subsidiaries. Wisconsin Power and Light Company provides electric and natural gas service to more than one million customers in their three-state utility service territory. To download utility rate and tariff information, click here.
(View a natural gas service territory map.)
Telephone & CommunicationsFiber Optics, wireless, DSL, and cable are technologies readily available in Green County business parks. For example, the Monroe Business & Industry Park has redundant service to Madison, and fiber optics is currently available. In addition, TDS has fiber to at least 900 homes in Monroe and completed installation of a PON (passive optic network) in 2008.
Businesses can take advantage of several local telephone service providers, including:
Water & WastewaterIncorporated areas of Green County, including the City of Monroe, City of Brodhead, Village of New Glarus, Village of Belleville, and Village of Monticello, have public water and wastewater treatment facilities. Each community regularly assesses the potential for growth against the projected needs for these utilities and have responded by making the necessary improvements.
Specific capacity information and rate details are included on the individual community profiles, located in Our Communities. For a comprehensive quarterly water bill comparison for Green County communities, click here.