MEUW Weekly :: Sept. 18, 2018

Monthly training schedules now available:  The monthly schedules for Electric Utility Safety and Training sessions (formerly JT&S) for the remainder of September and all of October are now available on MEUW’s Website.

If you notice anything that seems incorrect about the schedule, host sites or utilities participating, you’re encouraged to contact Randy Larson, Electric Utility Safety and Training Coordinator, so we can modify the calendar.

Register for National Electrical Code Training: MEUW will host a National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Seminar on Dec. 4-5, 2018, at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore. The agenda for this two-day conference is packed full of informative sessions about National Electrical Safety Code and Wisconsin PSC 114 Code requirements.

Topics include overhead and underground settings, substation clearance requirements, communication facilities clearance requirements, cable markings, and safety signs. Information on True Pulse laser technology, which can be used to assist in determining angles and distance in the field, will also be presented.

Attendees must bring a 2017 National Electrical Safety Code book or handbook for reference and notes. A copy of the Wisconsin Administrative Code PSC 114 will be furnished.

The registration fee for MEUW member utility employees who sign up on or before Oct. 31 is $175. After Oct. 31, the registration cost goes up to $225. Please click here for more information or to register.

If the session is well received, we will plan to hold it again in 2019 in a different part of the state.

Fall election preview:  Election Day is seven weeks from today.  The outcome of key races for Wisconsin governor as well as state senate and assembly seats have the potential to influence Wisconsin’s political landscape in the coming years.  As an association that supports legislative advocacy for its members, MEUW is watching the fall election to assess how the outcome could impact the legislative agenda for 2019 and beyond.  Our political partners at The Kammer Group produce a “Wisconsin Election Outlook” to stay on top of the latest poll numbers and campaign issues.

If you or someone you know is not yet registered to vote, please do.  For details, visit MyVoteWisconsin.

Join us for the 2018 District Dinners:  Getting members together for dinner and networking is a time-honored MEUW tradition, and registration is now open for this year’s District Dinners.  Eight dinners are planned across the state.  MEUW members are encouraged to bring commission or council members and attend whichever one is most convenient (whether it is in their district or not).  It’s a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from the public power community and to hear the latest happenings with MEUW and the industry.

Here are the details about this year’s District Dinners:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Machut’s Supper Club, Two Rivers (District 4)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Badger Crossing Pub, Cashton (District 5)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Hi-Way Harry’s, Johnson Creek (Districts 7, 9 and 10)
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 – Woodlands Supper Club, Gresham (District 3)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Reedsburg Country Club (District 6)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Lehman’s Supper Club, Rice Lake (District 1)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Skyline Golf Course, Black River Falls (District 2)
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 – Red’s Supper Club, Cuba City (District 8)

Each dinner begins with a cash bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30, followed by a brief program.  The cost for the dinner will be approximately $20 to $25 per person, depending upon location, menu and final number of attendees.  MEUW will bill the utility for the dinner after each event take place.

To register, please visit MEUW’s Website, click on “Events” and choose the correct date/location from the Events Calendar.  Registration closes one week prior to each of the District Dinners.  Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for one of this year’s dinners.