MEUW Weekly :: Feb. 23, 2021

Applications for MEUW Safety Awards are due Monday: MEUW enjoys recognizing member utilities for taking steps to improve their overall safety performance. We are now accepting applications for 2020 performance measures. Each utility is encouraged to take time to compile the necessary information and submit the application spreadsheet, which is available at The deadline to submit the required documentation is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1. The awards will be presented at the Electric Operations Expo on April 29.

Registration open for upcoming Credit and Collections Seminar: Every other year, MEUW holds a seminar to share information about the rules and regulations for utility collections and provide attendees with the most up-to-date details to make the process effective and efficient. This year’s program is especially important because of the COVID-related suspension of utility shut-offs in 2020.

The virtual seminar is planned for Wednesday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The agenda includes a refresher from the Public Service Commission (PSC) about disconnections, deferred payment agreements, deposits, and foreclosures. Attendees also will have a chance to discuss bankruptcies, learn more about Statewide Debt Collection (SDC) and Tax Refund Intercept Process (TRIP) and get the very latest about resources available to help customers who qualify for energy assistance. The complete agenda and registration details are available here.

Sign up now for Confined Space Entry webinar: MEUW is hosting a Confined Space Entry online training on Tuesday, April 6. The three-hour webinar begins at 8:30 a.m. and is designed to refresh participants on regulatory requirements and hazard controls for Permit Required Confined Spaces. It will be conducted by Tim Palet, an instructor who brings decades of knowledge and experience. Topics to be covered include air monitoring, fall protection, ventilation, and non-entry rescue. Registration details are here.