March 29, 2021

WPPI Energy is a Top Workplace in Greater Madison


WPPI Energy has earned designation as a Top Workplace in the Greater Madison area, ranking no. 2 in the midsize business category. The Sun Prairie-based, not-for-profit wholesale electric power supplier also received a special award for Communication. The designation and awards are determined based on employee surveys.

“We are fortunate to have a great staff and we are committed to cultivating an environment that makes WPPI a great place to work,” says President & CEO Mike Peters. “Being named a Top Workplace is especially meaningful because the designation is based on feedback from the most important experts—our own employees.”

Highly Engaged Employees

The Wisconsin State Journal published on March 28 its list of 95 Top Workplaces for 2021, spotlighting companies that make the Greater Madison area a better place to work by with a healthy workplace culture and people-informed decisions.  The research-backed survey measured WPPI employee engagement at 78%  – more than twice the U.S. average.

“This measure is particularly meaningful because we know that engaged employees are both happier and more productive at work,” says Peters.

The survey also identified the top three attributes that employees value in WPPI:

  • Execution. The WPPI staff team does things efficiently and well.
  • Culture. Employees and the company operate on strong values.
  • A well-informed staff. Employees are in-the-know about important company decisions.

Communication is Vital

Not-for-profit WPPI provides wholesale electric power, advocacy and services for 51 community-owned utilities. Under Peters’ leadership, the company places a strong focus on communication, striving to ensure that all staff understand WPPI’s goals and key business issues. This level of communication earned the company a special Top Workplaces award for Communication. The research-backed survey found employees felt well-informed about important WPPI decisions.

“Our work is to focus on our member utilities and help them take great care of their communities,” Peters says. “A key part of this service-oriented model is ensuring that every member of our team understands the why and how of the objectives we are trying to reach.”

WPPI will use the Top Workplaces survey insights as a benchmark for its ongoing efforts to promote a strong culture of communication, engagement and teamwork.