Each year, more than 2,000 community-owned utilities, like Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility, across the nation observe Public Power Week during the first full week of October. Public Power Week is a celebration of these 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.
Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility will celebrate the importance of public power during Public Power Week, October 2 – 8, 2022.
During Public Power Week, MMEU visited the local schools to educate them on what Lineworkers do everyday and to show them some of the tools, and the bucket truck. We would like to thank the schools for allowing us to come and visit with them and to educate the students on what we do everyday.
Public Power Week 2022 Prize Winners
Joshua & Kristy Hess
Timothy & Andrea Jones
Terry & Karen Rubel
Eric Brundage - iPad
Kayla Schmidt - Electric Blackstone Griddle
Terry Widel - 6 Month Family Membership to YMCA
Dennis Rubel - Toro Battery Powered Combo Kit