• Electrical Safety Poster Contest

    WECA is sponsoring its first Electrical Safety Poster Contest, open to all third-grade students of electric cooperative-member households.


APRIL 2, 2021—Do you have a young artist in your household? We’ve got an opportunity for them to put their skills to work and learn about electrical safety at the same time! WECA is sponsoring its first Electrical Safety Poster Contest, open to all third-grade students of electric cooperative-member households.
Participating students should create a poster supporting electric safety and submit it to their local electric cooperative by May 17, 2021.

Each co-op will select an individual winner, who will receive a $25 gift card courtesy of WECA, and select the top three posters to advance to the state-level round.

The top three posters selected in the state-level round will receive the following prizes:

  • First Place ~ Chromebook
  • Second Place ~ $100 gift card
  • Third Place ~ $75 gift card


February 25, 2021—Governor Evers signed Senate Bill 25 into law today that allows for us to hold our annual meetings virtually.  At left is a photo of the Governor signing it into law.  It was a great effort by everyone involved. Click below to read the release.


January 19, 2021—The Federated Youth Foundation is pleased to once again offer the Charles Van Sickle Endowment Scholarship in 2021. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a pre-law or law student who has an interest in cooperative law. The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin’s renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle. The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2021 semester.


Electric co-ops care for community

January 6, 2020Thanks to all Wisconsin electric co-ops who stepped up to help members they serve during the pandemic. Thanks to NRECA for telling this story!


Keeping the Lights On

Steve Freese, WECA President and CEO

Most of us think nothing of it when we walk into a room and flip the switch—the light goes on. That’s reliability, and it means security and safety for our communities. Most people don’t know that keeping the power on and restoring it quickly in times of inclement weather is a complex, challenging, and at times dangerous responsibility that never stops. A lineworker’s job is not only essential; it is critical to our health and safety, our economy, and our everyday life. NRECA has set the second Monday in April each year to be recognized as Lineworker Appreciation Day, but we applaud our lineworkers every day of the year.

Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News

The Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News serves as the voice of the state’s rural electric cooperatives. Founded in 1940, the publication focuses on statewide issues that affect electric cooperatives, promoting the general welfare of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives, their member-owners, and the areas they serve.

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Featured Sponsors