MEUW Weekly :: May 11, 2021

Thursday webinar will review updated A to Z Guidebook A reference guide used by municipal electric utilities and electric cooperatives has recently been updated. The A to Z Guidebook is designed for munis and coops that have elected to create their own Commitment-to-Community program for either low-income energy assistance, energy efficiency, or both. First created in 2008, the guide has been revised periodically since that time, including in late 2020. The latest version can be downloaded here.

A free, one-hour webinar is planned for Thursday, May 13, beginning at 1:00 p.m., to provide a general overview of the A to Z Guidebook and review changes made in the most recent revision. To participate, please pre-register at this link. The webinar will be hosted and presented by Slipstream, the firm contracted to update the guidebook. 

MEUW Annual Business Meeting is on Friday: The association’s Bylaws require MEUW to hold an annual meeting of the membership. This year’s meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 14, at 8:30 a.m., and will be conducted via Zoom videoconference. All MEUW members are welcome to attend. Details and a link are available on MEUW’s Event Calendar.

We want to hear from you: The April 29 Electric Operations Expo was something new for MEUW, the utility supplier community, and our member utilities. Turnout for the event met — and even exceeded — our expectations, and we appreciate all who traveled to Baraboo to attend. As we turn our attention to planning for future events, we want to get your input about this year’s Expo. Even if you did not attend, your opinion matters. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing a brief survey here.

Lodi Utilities has about 1,200 electric meters (like the one shown here) that are looking for a new home — other than the landfill. If your utility has interest, please call James Lincoln at (608) 695-3061 to learn more.

Leadership and Team Building workshop is June 2: The next session in MEUW’s Management Training Program will feature training focused on leadership and team building. The one-day session will be led by Jeff Russell, a professional trainer specializing in the origins of organizational challenges. Among the topics to be covered are the differences between leading effectively and managing well, managing conflict, and empowering a team through delegation.

The workshop is Session B in the series and will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Complete details about the subject matter and a biography of the instructor are available here.