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Columbus Utilities Celebrates 125 Years

Columbus Utilities’ locally owned, not-for-profit electric utility, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Columbus Utilities is a proud member-owner of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider and joint action agency. The utility’s milestone anniversary was recognized at an awards ceremony during the WPPI Energy Annual Meeting on September 14. “I’d like to extend my congratulations and appreciation to Columbus Utilities for 125 years of service to the Columbus community,” said Mike Peters, President and CEO of WPPI Energy. The utility was founded by the citizens of Columbus. It has remained a public power utility since that time and utility employees continue to be guided by the principles of local ownership and control, keeping revenue in the community, providing first-rate customer service, and making a positive impact in the community through volunteer and outreach efforts. “Working for a local utility that’s owned by the community we serve gives us a much bigger reason to care about the work we do. We want to be a part of making it great,” said Michelle Kaltenberg, Business Manager. “Anniversaries are a great time to reflect both on what has brought us to this point and where we want to go in the future.”