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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2016

Commission
File Number
 
Registrant; State of Incorporation;
Address; and Telephone Number
 
IRS Employer
Identification No.
001-09057
 
WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.
 
39-1391525
 
 
 (A Wisconsin Corporation)
 
 
 
 
231 West Michigan Street
 
 
 
 
P.O. Box 1331
 
 
 
 
Milwaukee, WI 53201
 
 
 
 
(414) 221-2345
 
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 

Yes [X]    No [  ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes [X]    No [  ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer [X]
 
Accelerated filer [  ]
 
 
Non-accelerated filer [  ]
 
Smaller reporting company [  ]
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes [  ]    No [X]

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

Common Stock, $.01 Par Value,
315,619,968 shares outstanding at
June 30, 2016


 



WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

The abbreviations and terms set forth below are used throughout this report and have the meanings assigned to them below:
Subsidiaries and Affiliates
ATC
 
American Transmission Company LLC
Integrys
 
Integrys Holding, Inc. (previously known as Integrys Energy Group, Inc.)
ITF
 
Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC
MERC
 
Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation
MGU
 
Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation
NSG
 
North Shore Gas Company
PDL
 
WPS Power Development, LLC
PGL
 
The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company
WBS
 
WEC Business Services LLC
WE
 
Wisconsin Electric Power Company
We Power
 
W.E. Power, LLC
WG
 
Wisconsin Gas LLC
Wisvest
 
Wisvest LLC
WPS
 
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
 
 
 
Federal and State Regulatory Agencies
EPA
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency
FERC
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ICC
 
Illinois Commerce Commission
MDEQ
 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MPSC
 
Michigan Public Service Commission
MPUC
 
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
PSCW
 
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
SEC
 
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
WDNR
 
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
 
 
 
Accounting Terms
AFUDC
 
Allowance for Funds Used During Construction
ASC
 
Accounting Standards Codification
ASU
 
Accounting Standards Update
FASB
 
Financial Accounting Standards Board
GAAP
 
United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
LIFO
 
Last-In, First-Out
OPEB
 
Other Postretirement Employee Benefits
 
 
 
Environmental Terms
CAA
 
Clean Air Act
CAIR
 
Clean Air Interstate Rule
CSAPR
 
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
GHG
 
Greenhouse Gas
MATS
 
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
NAAQS
 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NOV
 
Notice of Violation
NOx
 
Nitrogen Oxide
SO2
 
Sulfur Dioxide
 
 
 
Measurements
Btu
 
British Thermal Units
Dth
 
Dekatherm (One Dth equals one million Btu)
MW
 
Megawatt (One MW equals one million Watts)
MWh
 
Megawatt-hour
 
 
 

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Other Terms and Abbreviations
6.11% Junior Notes
 
Integrys's 2006 6.11% Junior Subordinated Notes Due 2066
ALJ
 
Administrative Law Judge
AMRP
 
Accelerated Natural Gas Main Replacement Program
CNG
 
Compressed Natural Gas
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
 
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Exchange Act
 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
FTRs
 
Financial Transmission Rights
MCPP
 
Milwaukee County Power Plant
MISO
 
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
MISO Energy Markets
 
MISO Energy and Operating Reserves Markets
N/A
 
Not Applicable
PIPP
 
Presque Isle Power Plant
ROE
 
Return on Equity
SSR
 
System Support Resource
Supreme Court
 
United States Supreme Court
VAPP
 
Valley Power Plant


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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

In this report, we make statements concerning our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and future events or performance. These statements are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "goals," "guidance," "intends," "may," "objectives," "plans," "possible," "potential," "projects," "seeks," "should," "targets," "will," or variations of these terms.

Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning management's expectations and projections regarding earnings, completion of capital projects, sales and customer growth, rate actions and related filings with regulatory authorities, environmental and other regulations and associated compliance costs, legal proceedings, dividend payout ratios, effective tax rate, pension and OPEB plans, fuel costs, sources of electric energy supply, coal and natural gas deliveries, remediation costs, liquidity and capital resources, and other matters.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. These risks and uncertainties include those described in risk factors as set forth in this report and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and those identified below:

Factors affecting utility operations such as catastrophic weather-related damage, environmental incidents, unplanned facility outages and repairs and maintenance, and electric transmission or natural gas pipeline system constraints;

Factors affecting the demand for electricity and natural gas, including political developments, unusual weather, changes in economic conditions, customer growth and declines, commodity prices, energy conservation efforts, and continued adoption of distributed generation by customers;

The timing, resolution, and impact of rate cases and negotiations, including recovery of deferred and current costs and adjustments to the ROE at any of our utilities and/or ATC, and other regulatory decisions impacting our regulated operations;

The ability to obtain and retain customers, including wholesale customers, due to increased competition in our electric and natural gas markets from retail choice and alternative electric suppliers, and continued industry consolidation;

The timely completion of capital projects within budgets, as well as the recovery of the related costs through rates;

The impact of federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory changes, including changes in rate-setting policies or procedures, tax law changes, deregulation and restructuring of the electric and/or natural gas utility industries, transmission or distribution system operation, the approval process for new construction, reliability standards, pipeline integrity and safety standards, allocation of energy assistance, and energy efficiency mandates;

Federal and state legislative and regulatory changes relating to the environment, including climate change and other environmental regulations impacting generation facilities and renewable energy standards, the enforcement of these laws and regulations, changes in the interpretation of permit conditions by regulatory agencies, and the recovery of associated remediation and compliance costs;

The risks associated with changing commodity prices, particularly natural gas and electricity, and the availability of sources of fossil fuel, natural gas, purchased power, materials needed to operate environmental controls at our electric generating facilities, or water supply due to high demand, shortages, transportation problems, nonperformance by electric energy or natural gas suppliers under existing power purchase or natural gas supply contracts, or other developments;

Changes in credit ratings, interest rates, and our ability to access the capital markets, caused by volatility in the global credit markets, our capitalization structure, and market perceptions of the utility industry, us, or any of our subsidiaries;

Costs and effects of litigation, administrative proceedings, investigations, settlements, claims, and inquiries;

Restrictions imposed by various financing arrangements and regulatory requirements on the ability of our subsidiaries to transfer funds to us in the form of cash dividends, loans or advances;


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The risk of financial loss, including increases in bad debt expense, associated with the inability of our customers, counterparties, and affiliates to meet their obligations;

Changes in the creditworthiness of the counterparties with whom we have contractual arrangements, including participants in the energy trading markets and fuel suppliers and transporters;

The direct or indirect effect on our business resulting from terrorist incidents, the threat of terrorist incidents, and cyber intrusion, including the failure to maintain the security of personally identifiable information, the associated costs to protect our assets and personal information, and the costs to notify affected persons to mitigate their information security concerns;

The financial performance of ATC and its corresponding contribution to our earnings, as well as the ability of ATC and Duke-American Transmission Company to obtain the required approvals for their transmission projects;

The investment performance of our employee benefit plan assets, as well as unanticipated changes in related actuarial assumptions, which could impact future funding requirements;

Factors affecting the employee workforce, including loss of key personnel, internal restructuring, work stoppages, and collective bargaining agreements and negotiations with union employees;

Advances in technology that result in competitive disadvantages and create the potential for impairment of existing assets;

The terms and conditions of the governmental and regulatory approvals of the acquisition of Integrys that could reduce anticipated benefits and our ability to successfully integrate the operations of the combined company;
 
The risk associated with the values of goodwill and other intangible assets and their possible impairment;

Potential business strategies to acquire and dispose of assets or businesses, which cannot be assured to be completed timely or within budgets, and legislative or regulatory restrictions or caps on non-utility acquisitions, investments, or projects, including the state of Wisconsin's public utility holding company law;

The timing and outcome of any audits, disputes, and other proceedings related to taxes;

The effect of accounting pronouncements issued periodically by standard-setting bodies; and

Other considerations disclosed elsewhere herein and in other reports we file with the SEC or in other publicly disseminated written documents.

We expressly disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
June 30
 
June 30
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
2016

2015
 
2016
 
2015
Operating revenues
 
$
1,602.0

 
$
991.2

 
$
3,796.8

 
$
2,379.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
 
508.3

 
353.0

 
1,347.2

 
966.9

Other operation and maintenance
 
522.0

 
337.0

 
1,053.5

 
617.7

Depreciation and amortization
 
190.0

 
103.5

 
377.9

 
206.1

Property and revenue taxes
 
49.6

 
31.9

 
96.8

 
63.8

Total operating expenses
 
1,269.9

 
825.4

 
2,875.4

 
1,854.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
332.1

 
165.8

 
921.4

 
524.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity in earnings of transmission affiliate
 
30.9

 
14.3

 
69.4


30.4

Other income, net
 
32.4

 
26.1

 
65.1


29.1

Interest expense
 
100.1

 
61.8

 
201.0


121.2

Other expense
 
(36.8
)
 
(21.4
)
 
(66.5
)
 
(61.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
 
295.3

 
144.4

 
854.9

 
462.9

Income tax expense
 
113.6


63.2

 
326.7


185.6

Net income
 
181.7


81.2

 
528.2

 
277.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock dividends of subsidiary
 
0.3


0.3

 
0.6


0.6

Net income attributed to common shareholders
 
$
181.4

 
$
80.9

 
$
527.6

 
$
276.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.36

 
$
1.67

 
$
1.22

Diluted
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.35

 
$
1.66


$
1.21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
315.6

 
227.5

 
315.6

 
226.5

Diluted
 
317.0

 
229.1

 
317.0

 
228.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends per share of common stock
 
$
0.4950

 
$
0.8629

 
$
0.9900

 
$
1.2854


The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.


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WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
June 30
 
June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Net income
 
$
181.7

 
$
81.2

 
$
528.2

 
$
277.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives accounted for as cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gains on settlement, net of tax of $7.6
 

 
11.4

 

 
11.4

Reclassification of gains to net income, net of tax
 
(0.3
)
 
(0.1
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(0.1
)
Cash flow hedges, net
 
(0.3
)
 
11.3

 
(0.6
)
 
11.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defined benefit plans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of pension and OPEB costs included in net periodic benefit cost, net of tax
 
0.4

 

 
0.4

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
0.1

 
11.3

 
(0.2
)
 
11.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income
 
181.8

 
92.5

 
528.0

 
288.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock dividends of subsidiary
 
0.3

 
0.3

 
0.6

 
0.6

Comprehensive income attributed to common shareholders
 
$
181.5

 
$
92.2

 
$
527.4

 
$
288.0


The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.


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WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
Assets
 
 
 
 
Property, plant, and equipment
 
 
 
 
In service
 
$
26,690.7

 
$
26,249.5

Accumulated depreciation
 
(8,049.1
)
 
(7,919.1
)
 
 
18,641.6

 
18,330.4

Construction work in progress
 
723.7

 
822.9

Leased facilities, net
 
33.6

 
36.4

Net property, plant, and equipment
 
19,398.9


19,189.7

Investments
 
 
 
 
Equity investment in transmission affiliate
 
1,425.0


1,380.9

Other
 
88.0


85.8

Total investments
 
1,513.0

 
1,466.7

Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
32.1


49.8

Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues, net of reserves of $109.4 and $113.3, respectively
 
914.9


1,028.6

Materials, supplies, and inventories
 
494.5


687.0

Assets held for sale
 

 
96.8

Prepayments
 
235.3

 
285.8

Other
 
89.1


58.8

Total current assets
 
1,765.9

 
2,206.8

Deferred charges and other assets
 
 
 
 
Regulatory assets
 
3,031.4


3,064.6

Goodwill
 
3,046.2


3,023.5

Other
 
419.9


403.9

Total deferred charges and other assets
 
6,497.5

 
6,492.0

Total assets
 
$
29,175.3

 
$
29,355.2

 
 
 
 
 
Capitalization and liabilities
 
 
 
 
Capitalization
 
 
 
 
Common stock – $.01 par value; 325,000,000 shares authorized; 315,619,968 and 315,683,496 shares outstanding, respectively
 
$
3.2


$
3.2

Additional paid in capital
 
4,310.9

 
4,347.2

Retained earnings
 
4,515.0

 
4,299.8

Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
4.4

 
4.6

Preferred stock of subsidiary
 
30.4


30.4

Long-term debt
 
8,902.1


9,124.1

Total capitalization
 
17,766.0

 
17,809.3

Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
95.8


157.7

Short-term debt
 
927.8


1,095.0

Accounts payable
 
620.5


815.4

Accrued payroll and benefits
 
134.5


169.7

Other
 
358.5


471.2

Total current liabilities
 
2,137.1

 
2,709.0

Deferred credits and other liabilities
 
 
 
 
Regulatory liabilities
 
1,469.7


1,392.2

Deferred income taxes
 
4,938.3


4,622.3

Deferred revenue, net
 
572.3


579.4

Pension and OPEB obligations
 
541.9


543.1

Environmental remediation
 
617.9

 
628.2

Other
 
1,132.1


1,071.7

Total deferred credits and other liabilities
 
9,272.2

 
8,836.9

 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 16)
 


 


 
 
 
 
 
Total capitalization and liabilities
 
$
29,175.3

 
$
29,355.2


The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
June 30
(in millions)
 
2016

2015
Operating Activities
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
528.2


$
277.3

Reconciliation to cash provided by operating activities
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
386.0


215.1

Deferred income taxes and investment tax credits, net
 
307.1


121.7

Contributions and payments related to pension and OPEB plans
 
(19.5
)
 
(106.1
)
Equity income in transmission affiliate, net of distributions
 
(22.7
)
 
(9.2
)
Change in –
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues
 
130.1

 
134.5

Materials, supplies, and inventories
 
193.5

 
72.2

Other current assets
 
66.7

 
16.7

Accounts payable
 
(112.4
)
 
27.4

Accrued taxes, net
 
(51.3
)
 
10.5

Other current liabilities
 
(87.7
)
 
(1.2
)
Other, net
 
(93.9
)
 
(42.4
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
1,224.1

 
716.5

 
 
 
 
 
Investing Activities
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
(618.7
)

(368.0
)
Business acquisition, net of cash acquired of $156.3
 

 
(1,329.4
)
Investment in transmission affiliate
 
(12.1
)

(2.6
)
Proceeds from the sale of assets and businesses
 
161.0


21.2

Withdrawal of restricted cash from Rabbi trust for qualifying payments
 
22.5

 

Other, net
 
(1.8
)

(0.4
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(449.1
)
 
(1,679.2
)
 
 
 
 
 
Financing Activities
 
 
 
 
Exercise of stock options
 
35.0

 
12.2

Purchase of common stock
 
(94.2
)
 
(32.0
)
Dividends paid on common stock
 
(312.4
)

(190.5
)
Issuance of long-term debt
 

 
1,450.0

Retirement of long-term debt
 
(241.8
)
 
(11.6
)
Change in short-term debt
 
(167.2
)
 
(105.7
)
Other, net
 
(12.1
)
 
(7.2
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
 
(792.7
)
 
1,115.2

 
 
 
 
 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
 
(17.7
)
 
152.5

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
49.8


61.9

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
32.1

 
$
214.4


The accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.


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WEC ENERGY GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
June 30, 2016

NOTE 1—GENERAL INFORMATION

On June 29, 2015, Wisconsin Energy Corporation acquired Integrys and changed its name to WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC Energy Group serves approximately 1.6 million electric customers and 2.8 million natural gas customers, and it owns approximately 60% of ATC. See Note 2, Acquisition, for more information.

As used in these notes, the term "financial statements" refers to the condensed consolidated financial statements. This includes the income statements, statements of comprehensive income, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows, unless otherwise noted. In this report, when we refer to "the Company," "us," "we," "our," or "ours," we are referring to WEC Energy Group and all of its subsidiaries.

We have prepared the unaudited interim financial statements presented in this Form 10-Q pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC and GAAP. Accordingly, these financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for annual financial statements. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and footnotes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. Financial results for an interim period may not give a true indication of results for the year. In particular, the results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, are not necessarily indicative of expected results for 2016 due to seasonal variations and other factors.

In management's opinion, we have included all adjustments, normal and recurring in nature, necessary for a fair presentation of our financial results.

Reclassifications

On the income statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, we reclassified $2.2 million and $4.7 million, respectively, from treasury grant to depreciation and amortization. We also reclassified an insignificant amount from interest expense to preferred stock dividends of subsidiary on the income statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. These reclassifications were made to be consistent with the current period presentation.

On the statement of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2015, we reclassified $1.7 million from depreciation and amortization to other operating activities. In addition, we reclassified $6.1 million of non-qualified pension and OPEB contributions from other operating activities to contributions and payments related to pension and OPEB plans. We also reclassified $11.5 million from other investing activities to capital expenditures on the statement of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2015. An insignificant amount of preferred stock dividends of subsidiary was also reclassified from other financing activities to net income. These reclassifications were made to be consistent with the current period presentation.

During the third quarter of 2015, following the acquisition of Integrys, we reorganized our business segments. All prior period amounts impacted by this change were reclassified to conform to the new presentation. See Note 14, Segment Information, for more information on our business segments.

NOTE 2—ACQUISITION

On June 29, 2015, Wisconsin Energy Corporation acquired 100% of the outstanding common shares of Integrys and changed its name to WEC Energy Group, Inc.

Allocation of Purchase Price

The Integrys assets acquired and liabilities assumed were measured at estimated fair value in accordance with the accounting guidance under the Business Combinations Topic in the FASB ASC. Substantially all of Integrys's operations are subject to the rate-setting authority of federal and state regulatory commissions. These operations are accounted for following the accounting guidance under the Regulated Operations Topic of the FASB ASC. The underlying assets and liabilities of ATC are also regulated by the FERC. The fair values of Integrys's assets and liabilities subject to rate-setting provisions provide revenues derived from costs, including a return on investment of assets and liabilities included in rate base. As such, the fair values of these assets and liabilities equal their

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carrying values. Accordingly, neither the assets and liabilities acquired, nor the pro forma financial information, reflect any adjustments related to these amounts.

The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed was recognized as goodwill. The goodwill reflects the value paid for the increased scale and efficiencies as a result of the combination. The goodwill recognized is not deductible for income tax purposes, and as such, no deferred taxes have been recorded related to goodwill. See Note 12, Goodwill, for the allocation of goodwill to our reportable segments.

The table below shows the allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the acquisition. In 2016, adjustments were made to the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, primarily in connection with the sale of ITF and reserves recorded for likely settlements of certain legal and regulatory matters.
(in millions)
 
 
Current assets
 
$
1,060.1

Net property, plant, and equipment
 
7,107.4

Investments *
 
1,072.0

Goodwill
 
2,604.3

Deferred charges and other assets, excluding goodwill
 
1,758.5

Current liabilities, including current maturities of long-term debt
 
(1,320.7
)
Deferred credits and other liabilities
 
(3,703.8
)
Long-term debt
 
(2,943.6
)
Preferred stock of subsidiary
 
(51.1
)
Total purchase price
 
$
5,583.1


*
Includes equity method goodwill related to Integrys's investment in ATC.

Pro Forma Information

The following unaudited pro forma financial information reflects the consolidated results and amortization of purchase price adjustments as if the acquisition had taken place on January 1, 2014. The unaudited pro forma financial information is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the consolidated results of operations that would have been achieved or our future consolidated results.

The pro forma financial information does not reflect any potential cost savings from operating efficiencies resulting from the acquisition and does not include certain acquisition-related costs.
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information
 
 
 
 
Operating revenues
 
$
1,629.2

 
$
4,180.1

Net income
 
$
159.1

 
$
488.7

Earnings per share (Basic)
 
$
0.50

 
$
1.55

Earnings per share (Diluted)
 
$
0.50

 
$
1.54


Impact of Acquisition

In connection with the acquisition, WEC Energy Group and its subsidiaries recorded pre-tax acquisition costs of $65.0 million and $73.7 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively. These costs consisted of employee-related expenses, professional fees, and other miscellaneous costs. They were recorded in other operation and maintenance on our income statements. Acquisition costs incurred during the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 were not significant.

Our revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 did not include any revenues attributable to Integrys. Included in our net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, is a net loss attributable to Integrys of $26.6 million related to acquisition costs that were incurred post-acquisition.


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NOTE 3—DISPOSITIONS

Wisconsin Segment – Sale of Milwaukee County Power Plant

In April 2016, we sold the MCPP steam generation and distribution assets, located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. MCPP primarily provides steam to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center hospitals and other campus buildings. During the second quarter of 2016, we recorded a pre-tax gain on the sale of $10.9 million ($6.5 million after tax), which is netted in other operation and maintenance on our income statements. The assets included in the sale were not material and, therefore, were not presented as held for sale. The results of operations of this plant remained in continuing operations through the sale date as the sale did not represent a shift in our corporate strategy and did not have a major effect on our operations and financial results.

Corporate and Other Segment

Sale of Certain Assets of Wisvest

In April 2016, as part of the MCPP sale transaction, we sold the chilled water generation and distribution assets of Wisvest, which are used to provide chilled water services to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center hospitals and other campus buildings. During the second quarter of 2016, we recorded a pre-tax gain on the sale of $19.6 million ($11.8 million after tax), which is included in other income, net on our income statements. The assets included in the sale were not material and, therefore, were not presented as held for sale. The results of operations associated with these assets remained in continuing operations through the sale date as the sale did not represent a shift in our corporate strategy and did not have a major effect on our operations and financial results.

Sale of Integrys Transportation Fuels

Through a series of transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, we sold ITF, a provider of CNG fueling services and a single-source provider of CNG fueling facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance. There was no gain or loss recorded on the sales, as ITF's assets and liabilities were adjusted to fair value through purchase accounting. The sale of ITF met the criteria to qualify as held for sale at December 31, 2015, but did not meet the requirements to qualify as a discontinued operation. The results of operations of ITF remained in continuing operations through the sale date as the sale of ITF did not represent a shift in our corporate strategy and did not have a major effect on our operations and financial results. The pre-tax profit or loss of this component was not material through the sale date in 2016.

The following table shows the carrying values of the major classes of assets and liabilities included as held for sale on our balance sheet at December 31:
(in millions)
 
2015
Property, plant, and equipment
 
$
37.2

Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues
 
34.9

Materials, supplies, and inventories
 
18.4

Other current assets
 
2.6

Other long-term assets
 
3.7

Total assets
 
$
96.8

 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
12.9

Accrued payroll and benefits
 
2.4

Other current liabilities
 
4.5

Pension and OPEB obligations
 
1.2

Other long-term liabilities
 
0.6

Total liabilities *
 
$
21.6


*
Included in other current liabilities on our balance sheet.


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NOTE 4—COMMON EQUITY

Stock-Based Compensation Plans

During the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors awarded the following stock-based compensation awards to our directors, officers, and certain other key employees:
Award Type
 
Number of Awards
Stock options (1)
 
794,764

Restricted shares (2)
 
146,941

Performance units
 
297,397


(1) 
Stock options awarded had a weighted-average exercise price of $52.15 and a weighted-average grant date fair value of $5.14 per option.

(2) 
Restricted shares awarded had a weighted-average grant date fair value of $53.69 per share.

Restrictions

Our ability as a holding company to pay common stock dividends primarily depends on the availability of funds received from our utility subsidiaries and our non-utility subsidiary, We Power. Various financing arrangements and regulatory requirements impose certain restrictions on the ability of our subsidiaries to transfer funds to us in the form of cash dividends, loans, or advances. All of our utility subsidiaries, with the exception of MGU, are prohibited from loaning funds to us, either directly or indirectly. See Note 11, Common Equity, in our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information on these and other restrictions.

We do not believe that these restrictions will materially affect our operations or limit any dividend payments in the foreseeable future.

NOTE 5—SHORT-TERM DEBT AND LINES OF CREDIT

The following table shows our short-term borrowings and their corresponding weighted-average interest rates:
(in millions, except percentages)
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
Commercial paper
 
 
 
 
Amount outstanding
 
$
927.8

 
$
1,095.0

Weighted-average interest rate on amounts outstanding
 
0.66
%
 
0.68
%

Our average amount of commercial paper borrowings based on daily outstanding balances during the six months ended June 30, 2016, was $903.5 million with a weighted-average interest rate during the period of 0.61%.

The information in the table below relates to our revolving credit facilities used to support our commercial paper borrowing programs, including remaining available capacity under these facilities:
(in millions)
 
Maturity
 
June 30, 2016
WEC Energy Group
 
December 2020
 
$
1,050.0

WE
 
December 2020
 
500.0

WPS
 
December 2020
 
250.0

WG
 
December 2020
 
350.0

PGL
 
December 2020
 
350.0

Total short-term credit capacity
 
 
 
$
2,500.0

 
 
 
 
 
Less:
 
 
 
 

Letters of credit issued inside credit facilities
 
 
 
$
26.0

Commercial paper outstanding
 
 
 
927.8

 
 
 
 
 
Available capacity under existing agreements
 
 
 
$
1,546.2



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In May 2016, WPS received approval from the PSCW to extend the maturity date of its revolving credit facility from December 2016 to December 2020.

NOTE 6—LONG-TERM DEBT

In June 2016, PGL issued commercial paper to redeem at par, its $50.0 million of 4.30% Series RR First and Refunding Mortgage Bonds that were due in 2035.

In June 2016, Integrys's $50.0 million of 8.00% unsecured senior notes matured and were repaid with the proceeds from commercial paper issued by WEC Energy Group.

In February 2016, Integrys repurchased and retired $154.9 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.11% Junior Notes for a purchase price of $128.6 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest, through a modified “dutch auction” tender offer. The gain associated with this repurchase is included in other income, net on our income statement. Effective December 1, 2016, the remaining $114.9 million aggregate principal amount of the 6.11% Junior Notes will bear interest at the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate plus 2.12% and will reset quarterly. In connection with this transaction, Integrys issued approximately $66.4 million of additional common stock to WEC Energy Group in satisfaction of its obligations under a replacement capital covenant relating to the 6.11% Junior Notes.

NOTE 7—MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, AND INVENTORIES

Our inventory consisted of:
(in millions)
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
Materials and supplies
 
$
217.3

 
$
219.2

Fossil fuel
 
156.6

 
183.7

Natural gas in storage
 
120.6

 
284.1

Total
 
$
494.5

 
$
687.0


PGL and NSG price natural gas storage injections at the calendar year average of the costs of natural gas supply purchased. Withdrawals from storage are priced on the LIFO cost method. For interim periods, the difference between current projected replacement cost and the LIFO cost for quantities of natural gas temporarily withdrawn from storage is recorded as a temporary LIFO liquidation debit or credit. At June 30, 2016, we had a temporary LIFO liquidation debit of $28.8 million recorded within other current assets on our balance sheet. Due to seasonality requirements, PGL and NSG expect these interim reductions in LIFO layers to be replenished by year end.

Substantially all other materials and supplies, fossil fuel, and natural gas in storage inventories are recorded using the weighted-average cost method of accounting.

NOTE 8—FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price).

Fair value accounting rules provide a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are defined as follows:

Level 1 – Quoted prices are available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date. Active markets are those in which transactions for the asset or liability occur in sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

Level 2 – Pricing inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly, but are not quoted prices included within Level 1. Level 2 includes those financial instruments that are valued using external inputs within models or other valuation methods.


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Level 3 – Pricing inputs include significant inputs that are generally less observable from objective sources. These inputs may be used with internally developed methods that result in management's best estimate of fair value. Level 3 instruments include those that may be more structured or otherwise tailored to customers' needs.

Assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. We use a mid-market pricing convention (the mid-point price between bid and ask prices) as a practical measure for valuing certain derivative assets and liabilities. We primarily use a market approach for recurring fair value measurements and attempt to use valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

When possible, we base the valuations of our derivative assets and liabilities on quoted prices for identical assets and liabilities in active markets. These valuations are classified in Level 1. The valuations of certain contracts not classified as Level 1 may be based on quoted market prices received from counterparties and/or observable inputs for similar instruments. Transactions valued using these inputs are classified in Level 2. Certain derivatives are categorized in Level 3 due to the significance of unobservable or internally-developed inputs.

We recognize transfers at their value as of the end of the reporting period.

We conduct a thorough review of fair value hierarchy classifications on a quarterly basis.

The following tables summarize our financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis, categorized by level within the fair value hierarchy:
 
 
June 30, 2016
(in millions)
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Derivative assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas contracts
 
$
10.1

 
$
12.4

 
$

 
$
22.5

FTRs
 

 

 
13.4

 
13.4

   Petroleum products contracts
 
0.4

 

 

 
0.4

Coal contracts
 

 
1.3

 

 
1.3

Total derivative assets
 
$
10.5

 
$
13.7

 
$
13.4

 
$
37.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments held in rabbi trust
 
$
42.8

 
$

 
$

 
$
42.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas contracts
 
$
0.5

 
$
5.4

 
$

 
$
5.9

   Petroleum products contracts
 
1.4

 

 

 
1.4

Coal contracts
 

 
12.6

 

 
12.6

Total derivative liabilities
 
$
1.9

 
$
18.0

 
$

 
$
19.9


 
 
December 31, 2015
(in millions)
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Derivative assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas contracts
 
$
1.6

 
$
1.5

 
$

 
$
3.1

FTRs
 

 

 
3.6

 
3.6

   Petroleum products contracts
 
1.2

 

 

 
1.2

Coal contracts
 

 
2.0

 

 
2.0

Total derivative assets
 
$
2.8

 
$
3.5

 
$
3.6

 
$
9.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments held in rabbi trust
 
$
39.8

 
$

 
$

 
$
39.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas contracts
 
$
16.5

 
$
25.3

 
$

 
$
41.8

   Petroleum products contracts
 
4.9

 

 

 
4.9

Coal contracts
 

 
12.3

 

 
12.3

Total derivative liabilities
 
$
21.4

 
$
37.6

 
$

 
$
59.0



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The derivative assets and liabilities listed in the tables above include options, swaps, futures, physical commodity contracts, and other instruments used to manage market risks related to changes in commodity prices. They also include FTRs, which are used to manage electric transmission congestion costs in the MISO Energy Markets.

The following table summarizes the changes to derivatives classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Balance at the beginning of the period
 
$
1.1

 
$
3.3

 
$
3.6

 
$
7.0

Realized and unrealized losses
 

 

 
(0.2
)
 

Purchases
 
15.2

 
3.9

 
15.2

 
3.9

Sales
 
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.2
)
 

Settlements
 
(2.8
)
 
(3.6
)
 
(5.0
)
 
(7.3
)
Acquisition of Integrys
 

 
(1.3
)
 

 
(1.3
)
Balance at the end of the period
 
$
13.4

 
$
2.3

 
$
13.4

 
$
2.3


Unrealized gains and losses on Level 3 derivatives are deferred as regulatory assets or liabilities. Therefore, these fair value measurements have no impact on earnings. Realized gains and losses on these instruments flow through cost of sales on the income statements.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The following table shows the financial instruments included on our balance sheets that are not recorded at fair value:
 
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
(in millions)
 
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
Preferred stock
 
$
30.4

 
$
29.7

 
$
30.4

 
$
27.3

Long-term debt, including current portion *
 
$
8,952.6

 
$
9,984.8

 
$
9,221.9

 
$
9,681.0


*
The carrying amount of long-term debt excludes capital lease obligations of $45.3 million and $59.9 million at June 30, 2016, and
December 31, 2015, respectively.

Due to the short-term nature of cash and cash equivalents, net accounts receivable, accounts payable, and short-term borrowings, the carrying amount of each such item approximates fair value. The fair value of our preferred stock is estimated based on the quoted market value for the same issue, or by using a perpetual dividend discount model. The fair value of our long-term debt is estimated based upon the quoted market value for the same issue, similar issues, or upon the quoted market prices of United States Treasury issues having a similar term to maturity, adjusted for the issuing company's bond rating and the present value of future cash flows. The fair values of our long-term debt and preferred stock are categorized within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

NOTE 9—DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

We use derivatives as part of our risk management program to manage the risks associated with the price volatility of purchased power, generation, and natural gas costs for the benefit of our customers and shareholders. Our approach is non-speculative and designed to mitigate risk. Regulated hedging programs are approved by our state regulators.

We record derivative instruments on our balance sheets as an asset or liability measured at fair value unless they qualify for the normal purchases and sales exception, and are so designated. We continually assess our contracts designated as normal and will discontinue the treatment of these contracts as normal if the required criteria are no longer met. Changes in the derivative's fair value are recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met or we receive regulatory treatment for the derivative. For most energy-related physical and financial contracts in our regulated operations that qualify as derivatives, our regulators allow the effects of fair value accounting to be offset to regulatory assets and liabilities.


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The following table shows our derivative assets and derivative liabilities:
 
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
(in millions)
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
Other current
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Natural gas contracts
 
$
19.3

 
$
5.9

 
$
2.6

 
$
38.5

   Petroleum products contracts
 
0.3

 
1.4

 
0.9

 
3.8

   FTRs
 
13.4

 

 
3.6

 

   Coal contracts
 
1.3

 
9.8

 
1.7

 
6.7

   Total other current *
 
$
34.3

 
$
17.1


$
8.8


$
49.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other long-term
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Natural gas contracts
 
$
3.2

 
$

 
$
0.5

 
$
3.3

   Petroleum products contracts
 
0.1

 

 
0.3

 
1.1

   Coal contracts
 

 
2.8

 
0.3

 
5.6

   Total other long-term *
 
$
3.3

 
$
2.8


$
1.1


$
10.0

Total
 
$
37.6

 
$
19.9

 
$
9.9

 
$
59.0


*
On our balance sheets, we classify derivative assets and liabilities as other current or other long-term based on the maturities of the underlying contracts.

Realized gains (losses) on derivative instruments are primarily recorded in cost of sales on the income statements. Our estimated notional sales volumes and gains (losses) were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2016
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
(in millions)
 
Volume
 
Gains (Losses)
 
Volume
 
Gains (Losses)
Natural gas contracts
 
32.7 Dth
 
$
(20.0
)
 
10.0 Dth
 
$
(5.9
)
Petroleum products contracts
 
3.6 gallons
 
(1.0
)
 
0.8 gallons
 
0.1

FTRs
 
7.4 MWh
 
1.6

 
5.9 MWh
 
0.8

Total
 
 
 
$
(19.4
)
 
 
 
$
(5.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2016
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
(in millions)
 
Volume
 
Gains (Losses)
 
Volume
 
Gains (Losses)
Natural gas contracts
 
82.8 Dth
 
$
(53.5
)
 
23.3 Dth
 
$
(13.0
)
Petroleum products contracts
 
6.6 gallons
 
(2.1
)
 
1.7 gallons
 

FTRs
 
15.0 MWh
 
4.6

 
12.1 MWh
 
2.9

Total
 
 
 
$
(51.0
)
 
 
 
$
(10.1
)

On our balance sheets, the amounts recognized for the right to reclaim cash collateral or the obligation to return cash collateral are not offset against the fair value amounts recognized for derivative instruments executed with the same counterparty under the same master netting arrangement. At June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, we had posted cash collateral of $22.4 million and $42.3 million, respectively, in our margin accounts. These amounts were recorded on the balance sheets in other current assets.

The following table shows derivative assets and derivative liabilities if derivative instruments by counterparty were presented net on the balance sheet:
 
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
(in millions)
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
Gross amount recognized on the balance sheet
 
$
37.6

 
$
19.9

 
$
9.9

 
$
59.0

Gross amount not offset on the balance sheet *
 
(4.2
)
 
(4.2
)
 
(3.0
)
 
(22.5
)
Net amount
 
$
33.4

 
$
15.7

 
$
6.9

 
$
36.5


*
Includes cash collateral posted of $19.5 million as of December 31, 2015. There was no cash collateral included at June 30, 2016.

Certain of our derivative and nonderivative commodity instruments contain provisions that could require "adequate assurance" in the event of a material change in our creditworthiness, or the posting of additional collateral for instruments in net liability positions, if triggered by a decrease in credit ratings. The aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with specific credit risk-related contingent features that were in a liability position was $3.1 million and $23.8 million at June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015,

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respectively. At June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, we had not posted any cash collateral related to the credit risk-related contingent features of these commodity instruments. If all of the credit risk-related contingent features contained in derivative instruments in a net liability position had been triggered at June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, we would have been required to post collateral of $1.3 million and $18.0 million, respectively.

NOTE 10—GUARANTEES

The following table shows our outstanding guarantees:
 
 
Total Amounts Committed at
 
Expiration
(in millions)
 
June 30, 2016
 
Less Than 1 Year
 
1 to 3 Years
 
Over 3 Years
Guarantees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guarantees supporting commodity transactions of subsidiaries (1)
 
$
147.1

 
$
68.1

 
$
5.0

 
$
74.0

Standby letters of credit (2)
 
36.4

 
36.0

 
0.2

 
0.2

Surety bonds (3)
 
11.2

 
11.2

 

 

Other guarantees (4)
 
38.5

 
0.7

 
6.8

 
31.0

Total guarantees
 
$
233.2

 
$
116.0

 
$
12.0

 
$
105.2


(1) 
Consists of (a) $5.0 million and $10.0 million to support the business operations of WBS and PDL, respectively; and (b) $99.3 million and $32.8 million related to natural gas supply at MERC and MGU, respectively. These amounts are not reflected on our balance sheets.

(2) 
At our request or the request of our subsidiaries, financial institutions have issued standby letters of credit for the benefit of third parties that have extended credit to our subsidiaries. These amounts are not reflected on our balance sheets.

(3) 
Primarily for workers compensation self-insurance programs and obtaining various licenses, permits, and rights-of-way. These amounts are not reflected on our balance sheets.

(4) 
Consists of (a) $19.1 million to support PDL's future payment obligations related to its distributed solar generation projects, of which $6.6 million is covered by a reciprocal guarantee from a third party that is not reflected on our balance sheets; (b) $10.0 million related to the sale of a nonregulated retail marketing business previously owned by Integrys, of which an insignificant liability was recorded; and (c) $9.4 million related to other indemnifications, of which a liability of $8.8 million related to workers compensation coverage was recorded.

NOTE 11—EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The following tables show the components of net periodic pension and OPEB costs for our benefit plans. Our pension and OPEB costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, include costs attributable to the Integrys pension and OPEB plans. The terms and conditions of the legacy company plans have not changed materially since the acquisition.
 
 
Pension Costs
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Service cost
 
$
10.7

 
$
3.9

 
$
22.0

 
$
7.8

Interest cost
 
33.0

 
15.1

 
66.2

 
30.3

Expected return on plan assets
 
(49.0
)
 
(25.6
)
 
(98.0
)
 
(51.4
)
Loss on plan settlement
 
14.1

 

 
14.1

 

Amortization of prior service cost
 
0.8

 
0.5

 
1.7

 
1.0

Amortization of net actuarial loss
 
20.2

 
11.4

 
40.7

 
23.0

Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
29.8

 
$
5.3

 
$
46.7

 
$
10.7



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OPEB Costs
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Service cost
 
$
6.4

 
$
2.1

 
$
13.1

 
$
4.7

Interest cost
 
9.3

 
3.9

 
18.5

 
8.1

Expected return on plan assets
 
(13.3
)
 
(5.9
)
 
(26.4
)
 
(11.8
)
Amortization of prior service credit
 
(2.4
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(4.7
)
 
(0.6
)
Amortization of net actuarial loss
 
1.9

 
0.5

 
4.2

 
1.0

Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
1.9

 
$
0.3

 
$
4.7

 
$
1.4


We did not make any contributions to our qualified pension plans during the first six months of 2016. During the six months ended June 30, 2016, we made payments of $17.0 million related to our non-qualified pension plans and $2.5 million to our OPEB plans. We expect to make payments of $6.0 million related to our pension plans and $15.2 million related to our OPEB plans during the remainder of 2016, dependent upon various factors affecting us, including our liquidity position and possible tax law changes.

NOTE 12—GOODWILL

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquisition over the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired. The following table shows changes to our goodwill balances by segment during the six months ended June 30, 2016:
(in millions)
 
Wisconsin
 
Illinois
 
Other States
 
Total
Goodwill balance as of January 1, 2016
 
$
2,109.5

 
$
731.2

 
$
182.8

 
$
3,023.5

Adjustment to Integrys purchase price allocation
 
(5.2
)
 
27.5

 
0.4

 
22.7

Goodwill balance as of June 30, 2016 (1)
 
$
2,104.3

(2) 
$
758.7

(3) 
$
183.2

(3) 
$
3,046.2


(1) 
We had no accumulated impairment losses related to our goodwill as of June 30, 2016.

(2) 
Of this amount, $1,662.4 million relates to the acquisition of Integrys.

(3) 
Total amount relates to the acquisition of Integrys.

Due to the acquisition of Integrys, we changed the date of our annual goodwill impairment test from August 31 to July 1. As a result, we are in the process of performing the test for all of our reporting units that carried a goodwill balance as of July 1, 2016. We are not currently aware of any impairment indicators.

NOTE 13—INVESTMENT IN AMERICAN TRANSMISSION COMPANY

Due to the acquisition of Integrys on June 29, 2015, our ownership of ATC increased from 26.2% to approximately 60%. ATC is a for-profit, electric transmission company regulated by the FERC and certain state regulatory commissions. The following table shows changes to our investment in ATC:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Balance at beginning of period
 
$
1,422.5

 
$
431.1

 
$
1,380.9

(1) 
$
424.1

Add: Earnings from equity method investment
 
30.9

 
14.3

 
69.4

 
30.4

Add: Capital contributions
 
3.1

 
1.2

 
12.1

 
2.5

Add: Acquisition of Integrys's investment in ATC
 
(1.0
)
(2) 
552.0

 
(1.0
)
(2) 
552.0

Add: Adjustment to equity method goodwill
 
1.1

 

 
10.4

 

Less: Distributions received
 
31.6

 
10.8

 
46.7

 
21.2

Less: Other
 

 

 
0.1

 

Balance at end of period
 
$
1,425.0

 
$
987.8

 
$
1,425.0

 
$
987.8


(1) 
Equity method goodwill of $395.8 million from the acquisition of Integrys was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015.

(2) 
Amount reflects an adjustment to the allocation of the purchase price made in the second quarter of 2016.


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WEC Energy Group, Inc.


We pay ATC for transmission and other related services it provides. In addition, we provide a variety of operational, maintenance, and project management work for ATC, which is reimbursed to us by ATC. We are required to pay the cost of needed transmission infrastructure upgrades for new generation projects while the projects are under construction. ATC reimburses us for these costs when the new generation is placed in service.

The following table summarizes our significant related party transactions with ATC:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(in millions)
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Charges to ATC for services and construction
 
$
4.3

 
$
2.5

 
$
8.4

 
$
5.0

Charges from ATC for network transmission services
 
91.1

 
59.6

 
182.1