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Local Ownership

New Holstein Utilities is dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs while helping to make the community a better place to live and work. We are one of the country's 2,200 public power systems — a utility owned by the community it serves.  We are also one of the thousands of community utilities that provide water and sanitary sewer (wastewater) services too.

As a non-profit public power utility, we have one main purpose — to provide customers with the best services at the lowest possible cost.

Local Control

A five-member Utility Commission, who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council, decides how to operate New Holstein Utilities.  Four members are selected from the community while the other member is selected from the City Council.  This local representation and control allows all citizens to have a voice in how our utility can best meet the community’s needs.  Community ownership and control is the hallmark of public power - local people working together to meet local needs.  All meetings are open to the public, so our customers are always welcome to sit in on a Utilities Commission meeting.  At New Holstein Utilities, we strive to provide personal service that make us proud to be serving our wonderful community!

Committed to our Community

We are proud to be your locally owned and operated utility.

As neighbors, we take our responsibility to you very seriously. We know you want reliable power at an affordable cost. You also want a utility provider who cares enough to go the extra mile today…and who has the know-how to build for tomorrow.  To ensure that we're here for a long, long time, we share resources with other community-owned utilities.  In fact, we are co-owners of a non-profit, Sun Prairie based power company, WPPI Energy.  Through WPPI Energy, we purchase low-cost electricity for our community and take advantage of other effective servcies that they provide us to better serve your needs.

Hamilton and Staff, a respected, national public opinion research firm, recently conducted an independent nationwide poll to learn what people think of public ownership of utilities.  The results were simple: "A majority of U.S. consumers believe that public power is more concerned about the environment, offers lower rates, allows more control over utility operations and has better service than private power companies. The public believes local ownership of electric utilities plays a strong role in the electric industry."

We agree.