World : Sun Prairie Utilities observes Public Power Week

The Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) Commission and staff invite the community to join them in celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7, 2017. This year SPU will celebrate with two programs offered SPU customers and Sun Prairie residents.

The first event is a Photo Scavenger Hunt running from Oct. 1-15. SPU is offering a grand prize for this event of a weekend stay at the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Water Park Resort ($400 value).

SPU has a list of 30 items that family residents should readily find without too much effort.

SPU is asking for a group photo (or selfie) of each of the 30 items, including some type of indication within each photo as to which list item the photo represents.

“We at Sun Prairie Utilities wish to have a fun event where families can participate together,” remarked Dave Euclide, SPU Customer Service Manager, “and maybe even learn about our Public Power Community.”

Once all of the photos are taken, SPU requires that all the photos be downloaded into an online album of your choice, viewable by the public.

Once downloaded, participants should email a link for their album to SPU at

All complete album entrants will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize Kalahari stay.

Complete rules and photo list are posted on the Sun Prairie Utilities website,

The second event is a non-perishable food drive during Public Power Week to benefit the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry.

Residents can stop by the Sun Prairie Utilities business office located at 125 W. Main St. during their business hours of 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday Oct. 2 through Friday Oct. 6, and drop off their non-perishable food donations.

Households will receive one LED light bulb from SPU for their donations. SPU food collection will end Oct. 6, and items collected will be delivered to the food pantry.

“We thought SPU could celebrate our purpose, the Public Power purpose of local control, affordable and reliable energy, and community involvement to help address the need for assistance in our community,” Euclide said.

“We have done community food drives before and the gracious and caring residents of Sun Prairie always step up to fill a need,” Euclide added. “That is why we love Sun Prairie.”

Public Power Week is celebrated across the country every year during the first full week of October.

The event honors the more than 2,000 communities served by a locally owned not-for-profit public power utility.


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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