Each year, more than 2,000 community-owned utilities, like New Richmond Utilities, 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, economic and social resources and challenges, and local government structure and goals. 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.

New Richmond Utilities celebrated the importance of public power during Public Power Week, October 1 – 7, 2017. Breakfast for our customers was held on Wednesday the 4th, popcorn and lemonade was available all week. Kids had a chance to win movie tickets and a restaurant gift card by entering the coloring contest. And local business Lumberjack Liquors, along with one residential customer, won a share of the community solar garden - congratulations.