May 10, 2021
Utilities Earn State Award for Safety Performance
Member utilities of WPPI Energy are being recognized with Safety Achievement Awards from the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW). The awards were presented at the MEUW Electric Operations Expo in Baraboo, Wis., on April 29.
The MEUW Safety Achievement Award is based on safety performance regarding a utility’s dedication to employees following safety rules, using safe work practices, and watching out for one another. MEUW has been distributing the awards to Wisconsin utilities for more than a decade.
“Working in the electric industry involves risks, and we value a focus on safety and training above all else,” stated Tim Heinrich, executive director of MEUW. “We applaud these utilities for their dedication to safety excellence.”
Of the 34 utilities receiving the MEUW Safety Achievement Award for 2020 performance, 22 are members of WPPI Energy.
“Utility managers have staff that live and work in the communities they serve, and getting workers home safely is their number one goal,” said Mike Peters, CEO of WPPI Energy. “They dedicate a significant amount of time and effort into safety training, and it’s great to see the utilities receive recognition like this on a statewide level.”
WPPI Energy members recognized:
Cedarburg Light & Water Utility
City Utilities of Richland Center
Columbus Water & Light
Cuba City Light & Water
Eagle River Light & Water
Evansville Water & Light
Lake Mills Utilities
New Holstein Utilities
Prairie du Sac Utilities
River Falls Municipal Utilities
Sturgeon Bay Utilities
Sun Prairie Utilities
Two Rivers Water & Light