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Utilities expect Wisconsin customers to see heating savings

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Some Wisconsin utilities predict customers could see their lowest heating bills in years, thanks to low natural gas prices and a mild winter.

Customers of Milwaukee-based We Energies can expect savings of around 25 percent compared with last winter. That translates into a savings of $150 for the heating season.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the latest forecast is an update from We Energies' initial estimate in October. Wisconsin's largest utility reports that in November and December alone, a typical customer saved about $85 on heating costs.

In Madison, Alliant Energy Corp.'s Wisconsin Power and Light utility also reports a big drop in utility bills.

Natural gas prices have remained low this winter. And temperatures in Wisconsin have been near to above normal so far this season.

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