Public Power Week

Each year, more than 2,000 community-owned utilities, like Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU), across the nation observe Public Power Week during the first full week of October.

Public Power Week is a celebration of not-for-profit electric utilities that proudly serve the electric power needs of about 40 million Americans - or almost 15 percent of electricity consumers.

Every public power system is different due to its community's population, geography, climate, natural resources, economy, and local government structure.

However, all public power systems have in common their purpose: to provide adequate, reliable, not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price with proper protection of the environment.

Join us in celebrating Public Power Week, October 1-7, 2023

Monday, Oct. 2
SPU employees volunteer during an SPU-sponsored night at Sunshine Supper.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
A lineworker reads 'If I Were a Lineworker' in the Sun Prairie Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
See what tools lineworkers use, touch a bucket truck, and pick up a free copy of the book! View event details here.
Thursday, Oct. 5
SPU sponsors a football game between Sun Prairie East and Watertown from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium. Click for event details.
Friday, Oct. 6
SPU sponsors Movies in the Park - Mystery Mania: Scooby-Doo and Knives Out from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Wetmore Park. Click for event details.
Public Power on Parade (Oct. 18)
Public power utilities are gathering to bring attention to municipal electric utilities. Bucket trucks and other vehicles will join together for a Public Power on Parade event and circle the State Capitol in Madison around 1:00 p.m. 
The date also marks the 95th anniversary of Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW). MEUW is a non-profit organization representing community-owned, locally-controlled municipal electric utilities, like Sun Prairie Utilities. They provide professional training, safety management, and legislative advocacy for 81 public power utilities around Wisconsin. Check SPU's Facebook page for highlights during the event.