MEUW Weekly :: October 12, 2021

Next Management Training Program session is Oct. 27: Utility planning and risk management are the subjects of the next session in MEUW’s Management Training Program (MTP) — scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Wisconsin Dells. The MTP provides education for existing managers, mid-level managers and those aspiring to management. Participants may start at any point in the six-session (A-F) program. MEUW provides recognition to all those who complete the program.                     

The upcoming session will offer insights about how the utility industry is changing and how utilities should be prepared to adapt. For more information or to register, click here.

How did you celebrate Public Power Week? We’re planning to include a wrap up of last week’s Public Power Week events in the next edition of Live Lines. Utilities are encouraged to share details about how they marked the occasion and provide any photos by sending an email to by Oct. 25.

The October edition of Live Lines was distributed last week. In case you missed it, you can find it online here.

Remember to respond to PSC surveys ahead of upcoming deadlines: All utilities are required to submit their latest COVID-related quarterly report filings to the Public Service Commission (PSC). This is another round of reports on the pandemic’s financial impact to utilities, as well as the most recent details about arrears and collection information. This round of responses pertains to third quarter (the period from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2021). There are two surveys: 5-AF-105 Quarterly Reporting and 5-UI-120 Quarterly Reporting. Responses to both surveys are due by Oct. 31.

Providing a response to the two surveys is mandatory for every utility in the state, regardless of size and even if there are no COVID-19-related expenses to report. A number of municipal utilities have failed to comply with previous filing requirements (including those that were due July 31, 2021). It’s important that everyone submit the required information to the PSC by the deadlines.

Sign up to attend one-day chainsaw and tree-trimming workshop: MEUW is hosting a series of one-day workshops focusing on the maintenance and safe operation of chainsaws as well the basics of safe tree trimming. Sessions are planned for Oct. 13 (Manitowoc), Oct. 14 (Florence), and Oct. 25 (Kaukauna).

Each workshop will be conducted by certified arborist David Vincent, and will take place at six different sites across the state. Training begins at 8 a.m. and wraps up by 3 p.m. daily; lunch is provided. Cost is $235 per person for MEUW members/communities. To learn more, click here and follow the links to register.

Special thanks to the municipal utilities in each of the host communities for their support in helping MEUW to plan this series of workshops.

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