Deduct/Second Meter

Do you want to save more on your utility bills...well stop paying sewer charges for water used to water your garden, wash your car, etc.  Install a deduct meter today.  Deduct meters allow the utility to only charge water (not sewer) expenses on water used outside of the home that goes into the ground and not into the sewer system.

For more information, please contact the utility office at (608) 527-2913 or via email

Power Quality

Sophisticated motors, drives and other electrical devices in today’s workplace require a high level of power stability. When dealing with sensitive, high-tech equipment, even the slightest disruption in electrical service can result in costly production delays.

If your operations suffer from unpredictable power disturbances that result in downtime, lost data, equipment damage or other adverse outcomes, we can help.

Our Power Quality service will:

  • Identify electrical problems at your facility
  • Determine the causes
  • Recommend cost-effective solutions

When motors stall, circuit breakers trip, lights flicker or computers lock up, it could be signaling a power quality issue within your facility.

Many power-related operating problems originate from the customer’s side of the meter. Most minor issues can be solved quickly and simply. Others more subtle in nature may require more in-depth analysis. Whatever the case, our community-owned utility is here to assist.

If you are experiencing an energy-related problem, give us a call. We’ll meet with you to gather the facts and discuss your concerns. An energy engineer from our power supplier, WPPI Energy, will use the best technology available to identify the problem. We’ll inspect your facility inside and out, monitor your equipment and conduct readings to help pinpoint the source.

We’ll develop a plan to collect the data needed to improve the electrical performance of your operations. Using sophisticated monitoring equipment, our power quality specialist will analyze the data and discuss various approaches to solving your power quality issue.

In circumstances where you may be experiencing problems as a result of disturbances on our system, we’ll keep you informed as we work to quickly remedy the situation.

When the problem is rooted within your facility, we will assist your staff or electrical contractor in devising a plan to correct the matter. Or, if you need help identifying someone to do the work, we can even provide a list of qualified experts in the area.

Even if you are not currently experiencing power quality problems but would simply like more information on power quality issues for planning purposes, consider giving us a call. We have useful information available at no cost to you, as well as other resources that you may wish to use or purchase.

Pricing Options

Managing the demand for electricity when temperatures soar is critical to maintaining a reliable and affordable power supply. Large power customers who have the ability to shift energy usage and turn off equipment for brief stretches of time can reduce their monthly power costs while helping to ensure electric reliability during peak demand periods. 

Our Interruptible Load Credits provide participating businesses with a financial incentive to reduce the strain on the electric system when the demand and price for power surges. By shedding load upon request during high-demand periods, customers can save money on their energy bill while allowing utilities to reduce peaks and control their costs. 

The Interruptible Load Credits are available to commercial and industrial customers with an average peak monthly demand of at least 1,000 kilowatts (kW) who have the ability to shed a minimum of 500 kW of electrical load when notified.

Participants contract directly with our power supplier, WPPI Energy. Flexible contracts are available for either 5 or 10 years and are customized to fit individual customer needs. 

In exchange for reducing energy consumption during periods of extreme demand for power, participants receive a payment each month from WPPI Energy. Monthly program payments are guaranteed regardless of whether or not participants are actually called upon to reduce their energy use.

During peak usage times, typically occurring in the hottest days of the summer, interruptions will be limited to no more than 40 hours per month and 300 hours per year. WPPI Energy will contact program participants at least 55 minutes prior to the need to cut energy usage and will provide an estimate of the interruption duration. When the interruption has ended, WPPI Energy will notify participants so normal operations can be resumed. 

Call us for more details on this energy management program designed to enhance system-wide electric reliability by rewarding large power customers for significantly reducing energy consumption when the demand for power peaks.  For more information please contact our WPPI Energy representative, Beth Carlson at (608) 834-4500 or via email at

Market-Based Pricing: Curtailable Option


During the summer of 1998, daily and hourly wholesale electric prices hit record highs that were exponentially above previous highs. The price spikes drew the attention of many, including some large commercial and industrial customers who indicated that they would be willing to curtail their consumption of firm electric service if compensated at such levels. WPPI Energy’s Market-Based Pricing: Curtailable Option was designed in response to this expressed customer interest and was the first offering of its type in Wisconsin.

The Market-Based Pricing: Curtailable Option provides retail customers with the option (but not the obligation) of curtailing firm usage during high price conditions for a payment tied to the market price of energy at the time the customer curtails load.

This curtailable option is designed to produce demand elasticity, which should dampen price spikes and protect customers that must have an uninterrupted supply of power.

The Market-Based Pricing: Curtailable Option is available to any customer who meets the following eligibility criteria.

The sum of the monthly peak demands during the last complete calendar year must be greater than 60,000 kW.

The Participant must have 2000 kW or greater of firm load that they are able to curtail during emergency situations.

For more information please contact our WPPI Energy representative, Beth Carlson at (608) 834-4500 or via email at


New Glarus was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and incorporated as a Village in 1901. The Village has retained its Swiss charm with Alpine-style architecture, ethnic festivals and Swiss delicacies. The Village is located in beautiful Green County in south central Wisconsin. We are just 28 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe on State Highway 69.


  319 2nd Street
    PO Box 399
    New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2510

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed