MEUW Weekly :: October 26, 2021

Quarterly reports due to PSC by Sunday: Remember to submit COVID-related Quarterly Reporting for Dockets 5-UI-120 and 5-AF-105, for the reporting period of July 1 – Sept. 30, by Sunday, Oct. 31. This is another round of reports on the pandemic’s financial impact to utilities, as well as the most recent details about arrears and collections information. The survey is mandatory for every utility. Click on these links for more details: 5-UI-120 Quarterly Reporting and 5-AF-105 Quarterly Reporting.

Ropes and Rigging Workshop to be offered in December: MEUW has scheduled two December dates for a one-day safety workshop focused on the fundamentals of overhead rigging and knot-tying and the use of knots, ropes, blocks, and tackle in the performance of line work. The session includes classroom and hands-on training and is set for Tuesday, Dec. 7 in Fennimore and Thursday, Dec. 9 in Wausau. Additional information is available here. Visit the online Event Calendar to register.

Help MEUW develop new manual for preferred work methods: MEUW is forming a new member subcommittee to help develop work methods and related documentation to address equipotential grounding, phasing, isolating, and other on-the-job practices. We are looking for lineworkers and supervisors to explore leading practices and communicate the best work methods for municipal utility workers across Wisconsin. The group, which will function as subsection of MEUW’s Safety and Education (S&E) Committee, plans to meet quarterly and will address one topic at each session. The preferred work method will be reviewed by the full S&E Committee. Once approved, the preferred work method will be shared with all MEUW members to be put into practice. The quarterly meeting will take place in different locations to make it easier to attract participants and lessen travel. If you’d like to be part of this effort, please complete this brief form. Members of the subcommittee will be selected before the end of the year. Questions should be directed to

Enter for a chance to win a gift card or MEUW swag: Earlier this month, MEUW began airing messages on Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin. We want to know whether you’ve heard or seen the messages, which are intended to raise the profile of public power. In exchange for letting us know when and where you heard the MEUW spot, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon or a variety of MEUW merchandise offerings. Winners will be contacted in early December. To enter, fill out the form here.

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