Western Utilities Group

The Western Utilities Group

The Western Utilities Group (WUG) meets at member sites to share best practices, network with regional peers, and benchmark data.  All of our utility benchmarking participants located west of the Mississippi River are automatically invited to WUG meetings, but benchmarking participants can attend EUG or WUG meetings.   These regional meetings typically have high participation levels because they are short, the smaller group allows a lot of interaction, and more than 90 percent of our attendees repeat each year.

WUG meetings are typically held in the winter and summer to complement the Utility Council’s general meetings, which are held in the spring and fall.

A typical meeting includes:

  • Introductions / Current Issues
  • Benchmarking Survey Update
  • Hot topic discussions on topics requested by participants
  • Tour of facility with discussion
  • Educational topics – sometimes presented via webinar for those unable to attend in person

August Meeting – hosted by Xcel Energy (in combination with EUG)

Agenda Overview

This meeting will be Wednesday afternoon and all-day Thursday to accommodate flight times from around the US. Draft agenda is provided above – as usually there may be refinements based on logistics of tour, speaker schedules, and participant interests.

Meeting Registration

Let us know who is attending from your company so we can plan accordingly. If your company has registered for this year’s benchmarking program, there is no additional charge to attend.  Just email Robert Lambe with the names of your attendees.  If you are not a benchmarking participant please register here.