• Lighting the Way for a Brighter Future

    This project—Partners for a Brighter Tomorrow—is providing power to 42 homes, a school, and a health post.

  • 2019 Annual Meeting

    WECA celebrates year of accomplishments and achievements.

  • Safe | Reliable | Affordable

    WECA’s members provide power to nearly 600,000 member-owners in Wisconsin.

Group Launches Application for Wisconsin Specialty License Plate to Honor All Utility Workers

January 24, 2020—Supporters of Clark Electric Cooperative in Greenwood are launching an effort to create a specialty Wisconsin license plate that would recognize all people working in the electrical industry in the state.  The proposed design includes the phrase “Keeping the Lights On”, and features an image of a lineman.

In order for the plate to be produced, the group needs to submit 500 signatures from licensed Wisconsin drivers who commit to purchasing the plates at a ONE-TIME cost of $15, which covers the cost of production. The group is also raising funds for the development and design fee, which is $15,500.  The purpose of the plate is to honor and recognize all persons working to ensure Wisconsinites have access to safe, affordable, and reliable electricity.
 
Vehicles that qualify to display the specialty plates include automobiles, motor homes, private trucks weighing 8,000 pounds or less, and farm trucks weighing 12,000 pounds or less.

The group promoting the “Keeping the Lights On” specialty plates hopes to complete the process and make the plates available to the public by April of 2021.

To provide your signature or make a donation in support of the project, go to the links below or contact Linda McAley, PO Box 65, Greenwood, WI, 54437-0065.

  


Lighting the Way for our Global Community

January 17, 2020—In the fall of 2019, four Wisconsin linemen joined others from Illinois and Iowa and embarked on a life-changing mission – to bring electricity to an impoverished, rural village in Guatemala for the first time.

Partners for a Brighter Tomorrow is made possible by Wisconsin cooperatives and their communities, and NRECA International, a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization, whose mission is to increase individual and community access to electricity in all parts of the world.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

January 13, 2020—The Federated Youth Foundation is pleased to once again offer the Charles Van Sickle Endowment Scholarship in 2020. 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 2020 semester.
  

WECA welcomes Jennifer Taylor to staff

December 9, 2019—Jennifer Taylor joined the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association as the new executive assistant. Jennifer is a Watertown native and a 1995 graduate of UW-Madison. She brings years of administrative experience to the position, and as an artist, she also brings creativity and the ability to assist with visual media. Jennifer lives in Madison with her husband, David, and two cats.


 

Co-op Difference | Survey shows boost in co-op consumer confidence

When back-to-back snowstorms hit Wisconsin electric cooperatives in the central and northern parts of the state recently, the timing was bad, and the conditions were worse. The first storm rolled in just before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means many co-op employees were not watching football and sleeping off the turkey and fixings—they were at work. Linemen logged long days restoring power, and just when the job was almost complete—the next storm hit.

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.
 

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