Stoughton Utilities provides service to more than 8,800 electric, 4,900 water, and 4,900 wastewater customers. Electric utility operating revenues were $14.6M in 2019, with a 34 MW peak demand. Stoughton Utilities has received national recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for achieving exceptional electric reliability, earning “RP3” recognition for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Stoughton Utilities received the designation in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2016.
Stoughton Utilities has a strong safety culture, and has earned the APPA’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices, receiving the first place award in the category for utilities with 15,000 to 29,999 worker-hours of annual exposure. The utility also received a Gold Safety Award from Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) for the past 12 consecutive years for safe working practices.
For the past 18 years, Stoughton Utilities’ tree planting and management program has earned the “Tree Line USA Utility” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. The utility also participates in APPA’s TREE POWER program, having planted one ...tree per customer, and has received APPA’s Golden Tree Award.
As a locally-owned and operated, not-for-profit, public power utility, Stoughton Utilities is accountable to the people we serve. Community citizens have a direct and powerful voice in utility decisions and policies. Public power utilities are supported by customer revenues, not taxes, and Stoughton Utilities provides substantial payments in lieu of taxes to the city to help keep our local economy strong.