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. Past meetings have included attendees from these organizations.
A typical meeting (example agenda) 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
January-February Meeting – None in 2021 due to travel & visitor restrictions
- Friday Tour:
July-August Meeting – (TBD but not likely in 2021)
Anticipated to be Thursday and Friday with agenda similar to example above – as usually there may be refinements based on logistics of tour, speaker schedules, and participant interests.
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 you will need to register here.
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