Sturgeon Bay Honored for Energy Leadership

Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki accepts the community’s Leading by Example Award from Dale Lythjohan, chairman of the Board of Directors of WPPI Energy and general manager of Cedarburg Light & Water Utility.

Sturgeon Bay has received WPPI Energy’s Leading by Example award for demonstrating practices that help consumers reduce energy costs, save energy, and protect the environment. The award is intended to highlight the city’s efforts and encourage local citizens to take advantage of opportunities to save energy and make use of green power in their own businesses and homes.

“Municipally owned Sturgeon Bay Utilities has long offered a host of programs aimed at helping local citizens save energy and make use of renewables,” said Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager, Jim Stawicki. “Now we’re taking this commitment one step further, ‘walking the talk’ to encourage community members to do the same.”

The award was presented on September 16 in Green Bay at the annual meeting of WPPI Energy, the nonprofit power supplier for Sturgeon Bay Utilities and 50 other community-owned electric utilities. To qualify for the award, WPPI Energy member communities must do the following in their utility and municipal facilities:

• Put in place a policy or resolution to pursue energy efficiency.

• Identify and carry out energy-saving projects.

• Install a community-based renewable energy project.

• Purchase green power to offset some or all of the energy used in one or more buildings.

Sturgeon Bay is one of the first 11 WPPI Energy member communities to receive the award.

For more information about the energy efficiency and green power programs available to customers of the municipal electric utility, call 920.746.2820 or visit