About Us

Service. Advocacy. Safety.

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) is the state association representing the interests of Wisconsin’s locally owned, locally controlled municipal electric utilities.

The association has been providing service, advocacy and safety initiatives to municipal electric utilities in Wisconsin since 1928. MEUW's 81 member communities range in size from Manitowoc with a population of 33,750, to Merrillan with a population of 539. Collectively, these public power utilities distribute more than 11 percent of the electricity in Wisconsin and most have roots going back more than a century.

Municipal utilities are operated on a not-for-profit basis, and overseen by a local governing board composed of local citizens and elected officials. They are dedicated to providing low-cost, reliable electricity to their citizens, farms, businesses and industries.

As a part of our mission MEUW strives to unify and serve as a common voice for municipal utilities and to provide them with the support they need to be able to improve service to their customers and community. 
MEUW also awards scholarships to  to support students pursuing careers in electrical power distribution.  

Click here for a MEUW organization chart.

Click here for an interactive map showing the location of Wisconsin's public power utilities.

Click here for a listing and links to each of the utilities' web pages.
Click here for statistical data about municipal electric utilities in Wisconsin.
Click here for a map of MEUW's Districts.

MEUW's Mission:

To unify and strengthen community-owned utilities

… Maximizing their shared interests and celebrating their unique differences – to advance the benefits of public power

MEUW's Vision:
To deliver exceptional programs and services members value

MEUW names Tim Heinrich as Executive Director (April 2018)

MEUW publishes Wisconsin Public Power Directory (January 2019)

MEUW Board of Directors approves long-term Strategic Plan (May 2019)