April 3rd, 2017, Willmar Municipal Utilities received national recognition for achieving exceptional reliability in 2016. Willmar Municipal boasts a 99.99 percent for reliability. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, representing 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
The Association helps members track outage and restoration data then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S Energy Information Administration for electric utilities.
“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service.” said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, Michael Hyland.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” said John Harren, WMU General Manager.