Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) has received national recognition, for the 8th year in a row, for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2022. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscriptionbased eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
“It’s encouraging to see year after year that public power’s track record for providing highly reliable service is backed up by data,” said APPA Director of Research and Development Paul Zummo. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on. And these communities should be proud of their local power providers and appreciate the hard work that goes into earning this recognition.”
Troy Adams, MPU General Manager, said “Public Power does not have shareholders or pay dividends in a traditional sense. Rather, our customers are our owners receiving value through thoughtful investment into our infrastructure and people. This business model has serviced our community well and has allowed MPU to put focus on, and allocate resources towards, reliability and safety while maintaining highly competitive rates.”
Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.
“Reliable utility service has no finish line! From intentional governance and design to construction, operations, maintenance, materials and customer care, this awareness is in the DNA of MPU. We, along with many partner organizations, are grateful for the trust placed in our team and honored to be recognized nationally for consistent and exceptional performance,” said MPU Distribution Operations Manager, Steve Bacalzo.
Thank you for allowing MPU to be your reliable electric service provider.