Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) experienced a power outage that affected approximately 1,000 customers early morning Thursday, February 1, 2024. The cause of the outage was a failed submarine cable at a river crossing. Electric Distribution staff were able to restore power to 95% of the affected customers within two hours and the remaining 5% within four hours. Repairs will need to be made to the submarine cable.

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Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) experienced a power outage that affected approximately 1,000 customers on Friday, January 12, 2024 during a snowstorm. The cause of the outage was a damaged wire. Electric Distribution staff were able to restore power within two hours.

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Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) is celebrating one year of success on our power plant boiler refueling project. This project began in 2021 and entails refueling our two primarily fossil fuel-fired boilers to run exclusively on Wisconsin-recognized 100% renewable densified fuel pellets. These pellets are made from local non-economically-recyclable industrial paper and plastic waste that would

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MPU is rolling out a new community solar program where our electric customers will have the opportunity to purchase solar panel generation from a solar garden in Manitowoc. This facility is being built off Hecker Road, just south of Viebahn Street, at an old gravel pit site. Customers will have the ability to purchase solar energy with no upfront investment, unlike traditional rooftop solar installs.

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Boxes of solar supplies lined up along a line of trees in a field

Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU), in conjunction with GRNE Solar, is building a community solar generation facility on Hecker Road just south of Viebahn Street. In February 2022, MPU had filed a request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for approval to build this 1,000 KW (kilowatt) solar facility.

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Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) crews worked through the night clearing trees from power lines and customer service drops, replacing poles and transformers, and rebuilding the electric distribution system throughout multiple locations in the City. Initial assessments estimate that there are approximately 200 unique locations of damaged utility infrastructure causing outages. Crews continue restoration efforts today

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Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) experienced widespread power outages after a storm came through Manitowoc on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at approximately 4:10PM. Five circuits were affected causing a loss of power to approximately 3,000 customers. As of 9PM, all circuits have been restored and crews are now focusing their efforts on smaller isolated outages. Much

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