Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a leading provider of natural gas and electric services to the consumers in the Wisconsin region. Wisconsin Energy Corporation Energy Corporation was founded in the year 1987 but its origin can be traced back to over a hundred years. The story of Wisconsin Energy Corporation begins in 1896 when Milwaukee Railway and Light Co was formed with the purpose of providing interurban, steam and electric rail service. In 1938, the company changed its name to Wisconsin Power Company. The company then went ahead to purchase more companies. The company then went on to merge with and acquire other companies such as the Wisconsin Natural.