In the wake of severe storms that hit parts of northern and central Wisconsin on July 20, utility crews were deployed to assist with power-restoration efforts.
Crew from Sturgeon Bay Utilities (SBU) worked alongside other public power utility crews from across the state to assist Wisconsin Rapids Water Works and Lighting Commission recover after the storm damaged much of its electric system. SBU sent four lineworkers to Wisconsin Rapids and two to help in Kaukauna. “Public power utilities like ours benefit from a strong network of neighbors helping neighbors, and we were glad to lend a hand to help get the lights back on,” said Jim Stawicki, SBU general manager. “We know we’ll get the same kind of support if the worst happens here.”