Awards and recognition


2016

  • PA Consulting Group – We Energies won the ReliabilityOne Award as most reliable utility in the Midwest for 2015. This was the sixth consecutive year the company won the regional award.
  • Midwest Energy Association – We Energies won an MEA social media award in the Best Experimental and Innovative Social Media category for its safe digging campaign, which featured a customer photo contest of their digging dogs.
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – The institution honored WEC Energy Group Nonexecutive Board Chairman Gale Klappa with its Chancellor’s Innovation Award, given to distinguished graduates and others connected to southeast Wisconsin who have demonstrated extraordinary vision, innovation, creativity and effective change management. Klappa is a 1972 graduate of UWM.
  • Arbor Day Foundation – We Energies was selected for the 18th straight year as a Tree Line USA Utility. The award, sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes the company's efforts in providing dependable, reliable service, while using best-practice vegetation management techniques. The award for utilities has three requirements: a program of quality tree care, annual employee training in quality tree-care practices, and tree planting and public education programs.
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – The organization recognized Kris McKinney, manger – environmental strategy, and the Environmental department at We Energies with two Technology Transfer Awards for work in applying environmental research and development, and leading technology-transfer efforts on behalf of We Energies and the industry at large.
  • National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin Chapter – The association recognized We Energies’ Supplier Diversity Initiative for its outreach, support, commitment and leadership in minority business development in the Wisconsin construction industry.
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – The university recognized We Energies as “Partner of the Year” for its relationship with the school’s Industrial Assessment Center, which helps small and midsize manufacturers conserve energy and cut costs. In four years, the center has audited more than 70 facilities and recommended $6.5 million in energy and operational savings.