MEUW Weekly :: Oct. 16, 2018

MEUW is turning 90 years old!  It was this week in 1928 that utility leaders came together to “present a stronger and more unified approach” by establishing MEUW, which was originally known as the Wisconsin Municipal Utilities Association.  We’ve put together a special and expanded edition of Live Lines to commemorate the 90th anniversary.  Inside this special issue, you’ll find all sorts of tidbits about the history of public power in Wisconsin and the important role MEUW has played as the common voice for community-owned utilities.

Certified line clearance training offered: On Oct. 24-25, Dairyland Power Cooperative will host a Certified Line Clearance and Recertification Seminar in Oconto Falls. Dairyland has extended this seminar invitation to all MEUW member utilities. However, if interested, you must act fast, as registration will close on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Steve Knudsen, Certified Loss Control Professional from Dairyland Power Cooperative, and Tony Dalsveen, Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist from Polk-Burnett, will be the instructors for this seminar.  Steve and Tony will share up-to-the minute information on industry standards, tools and techniques.

Lineworkers are not required to have this certification, but will find the information invaluable. The registration fee for lineworkers is $150.

To request a copy of the full agenda or to register, please contact Lisa Kujath at (608) 787-1326.

There’s still time to enter our MEUW Weekly Readers’ Contest:  One part of MEUW’s mission is to celebrate what municipal electric utilities have in common.  As we look for those connections, we wondered which mascot is used most often among the public and private high schools in Wisconsin’s 81 public power communities.  Do more high schools in our public power communities connect themselves to species of birds or four-legged animals or something else? We’ve researched the answer and we want to know your best guess.

To take part in this contest, simply send us an email with your guess about which mascot is most prevalent among Wisconsin’s municipal electric power communities. Send your guess – along with your name and phone number – to no later than Friday, Oct. 19. The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. The correct answer will be revealed in the Oct. 23 edition of MEUW Weekly.

Access the latest MEUW Calendar of Events, which now includes the dates for the Spring Customer Service Roundtables.   And don’t forget to register for one of the District Dinners taking place between now and Nov. 15.