On Thursday, October 11th, MPU will be hosting an Open House from 3PM to 6PM in honor of Public Power Week! Tours of the Water Treatment Plant and Power Plant will be given throughout the afternoon along with bucket truck rides. Several exhibits will be setup with educational information on energy efficiency, energy assistance, weatherization, safety and many more! We will also be conducting a Christmas light exchange program. Bring in a strand of old incandescent Christmas lights and get a free strand of LED Christmas lights (limit 3 per household - must be an MPU customer). More information to follow - stay up to date by liking us on Facebook at
Did You Know?
Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) customers will notice lower electric bills in the coming months between 2.0 and 4.5% depending on customer energy usage. The reduction is the result of multiple factors: continued low natural gas prices; investor-owned power suppliers having their corporate tax rate decrease from 35 percent to 21 percent and lower energy prices in the market. This is the 4th consecutive electric rate decrease.
“As a municipally-owned utility, MPU is exempt from state and federal income taxes.” explained MPU CEO and General Manager Nilaksh Kothari. “MPU purchases a portion of the overall power supply portfolio through agreement with Great Lakes Utilities – a municipal electric company in WI with 12 municipal electric utilities as its members. The savings from the tax rate changes are flowing through as lower purchased power costs from Great Lakes Utilities.”
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