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Enjoy the advantages of a locally-owned utility

Stoughton Utilities has long been committed to helping make the Stoughton community a great place to live and work. As a public power community, we are in the business of meeting customers' needs and providing a higher level of service.

Stoughton Utilities contributes to the economic well-being of the community by providing local, hometown service and innovative energy services to meet the needs of businesses large and small. Together with our nonprofit power supplier, WPPI Energy, we've built a strong team of energy experts and account management professionals to serve your business by providing the following and more:
  • Operating cost estimates and energy rate comparisons
  • New construction design assistance
  • Energy efficiency incentives
  • Green power for business promotion
  • Partnerships with local economic development organizations

We know that electric costs can be a significant part of your operating budget. Community-owned utilities like Stoughton Utilities tend to have lower electric rates than their competitors. Simply put, doing business here in a public power community just makes sense.

Through our membership in WPPI Energy, Stoughton Utilities provides reliable, reasonably priced power and innovative energy services to meet your needs. We're committed to keeping our businesses and communities strong. Let our team of energy experts and account management professionals serve your business by providing the following and more:

Economic development
Operating cost estimates and energy cost comparisons
Being served by a non-profit, customer-owned utility will help keep your operating costs as low as possible over the long term. We can demonstrate this 'public power advantage' with operating cost estimates and energy cost comparisons based on your production forecasts. We'll also work with you to identify innovative ways to use energy more efficiently and help you determine potential cost savings so you can assess the impact on your bottom line.

Power quality services
WPPI Energy's energy experts use advanced technology to identify electrical problems in a facility and achieve a high level of power quality. We'll collect and analyze the data needed to help you evaluate power quality solutions and improve the performance of your operations.

New construction design assistance
To help make your new construction project as energy efficient as possible, we'll provide design-phase technical assistance to help you acquire energy savings and demand reduction in new buildings, additions or major renovations. Through our partnership with Focus on Energy, we'll also work with you to make sure your business receives any available financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements.

Energy conservation financing
We can assist with up-front costs of energy efficiency projects at your facility by providing grants for feasibility studies, as well as loans and incentives to support your conservation efforts. Through our Shared Savings program, a customer may receive a loan from Stoughton Utilities to implement qualifying energy efficiency improvements or advance energy cost savings. Often, the monthly loan repayment amount is less than the energy cost savings.

Renewable energy options
Through our Choose Renewable program, you can harness the marketing power of green energy and reduce your business' environmental impact by purchasing blocks of power made from renewable resources such as wind, hydroelectric and biogas. We also offer grants, incentives, and design assistance for the installation and use of solar panels, wind power, microturbines, fuel cells, co-generation and other renewable energy technologies at your own facility.

Available sites & buildings
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce have developed, a one-stop shop for all sites and buildings data throughout the State of Wisconsin. You can also learn more about the City of Stoughton by contacting or visiting the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.

Considering locating your business here?
Visit or contact Stoughton Utilities to learn more about how our programs for business and industry can be customized to meet your unique needs. The staff at Stoughton Utilities is committed to keeping our community and its businesses strong, and all of our programs can be leveraged to meet your unique goals and business needs.