MEUW Weekly :: Feb. 25, 2020

Deadline for Safety Award materials is Monday, March 2:  MEUW enjoys recognizing member utilities for taking steps to improve their overall safety performance. We are now accepting applications for 2019 performance measures. Each member utility is encouraged to compile the necessary information and take time to submit the application spreadsheet, which is available on The deadline to submit the application spreadsheet and the required documentation is Monday, March 2.

Specific questions about the Safety Awards should be directed to Manager of Safety Services Mike Czuprynko. For a list of utilities that have already responded, click here.

Training session focuses on improving workplace communications: MEUW is offering a one-day training session about interpersonal communications and the impact verbal and non-verbal cues have on everyday conversations. “That’s Not What I Said … or Was It?” will be held on Thursday, March 12, in Wisconsin Dells. To learn more about the program, click here.

Watt-Hour Metering Workshop coming up in March: MEUW’s annual Watt-Hour Metering Workshop will be held March 16-19 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay. The workshop combines classroom education with practical, hands-on experiences, and is a “must-attend” for meter technicians who want to stay up to date on new technologies, approved work practices, and proper procedures.

A half-day pre-workshop session on Monday, March 16, covers metering basics for those who may be new to metering or would like a refresher. The agenda also include techniques for verifying and identifying metering inaccuracies, and instruction on choosing the correct metering equipment. Suppliers will also be on hand to showcase the latest in metering technology and equipment at the Tuesday evening Vendor Show. Registration and a complete agenda are available here.

Registration now open for two safety workshops this spring: MEUW has added an Underground Facility Locating Workshop (April 14 in Eau Claire) and Excavation Competent Person Workshop (April 16 in Waupun) to the training schedule. Each is a one-day workshop open to all MEUW members. Details about registration are available on the “Event Calendar” of MEUW’s Website.

Save the dates – MEUW Annual Conference: The 91st gathering of MEUW members will take place Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, May 15. You won’t want to miss the chance to connect with municipal utility leaders from across Wisconsin and hear from speakers on a wide array of timely topics at MEUW’s Annual Conference in Manitowoc. To learn more, visit Registration will open soon.

MEUW members invited to attend co-op training session: Dairyland Power Cooperative is hosting a two-day “Key Person Workshop” on March 11 and 12 in Tomah. A complete agenda and registration information is available here.