About Us

Great Lakes Utilities

Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) is a municipal electric company created to obtain low cost and reliable electric power for its members. GLU was formed in 2000 under Wisconsin Statutes Section 66.0825 and, as such, is a public body and a political subdivision of the State of Wisconsin, with separate legal status from that of its members.

GLU currently has a diverse portfolio of power supply resources which it utilizes to provide full requirements service to nine of its member communities – Bangor, Clintonville, Cornell, Kiel, Medford, Shawano, Stratford, Trempealeau, and Wisconsin Rapids, – and partial requirements service to Manitowoc. GLU operations are managed by the staff of Marshfield Utilities.

GLU also performs Midcontinent ISO energy market services on behalf of its members.

Our Mission

Providing value to our members through offering reliable and cost effective solutions centered on power supply to enhance the quality of life in each of the communities.

Our Vision

To strengthen our members local status by enhanced service offering, cost effective power supply solutions, and increased member participation.

Our Values


Everyone is accountable for success.

Member Focus

Provide value to our members and the communities we serve.

Operational Excellence

Meet and exceed Utilities best practice for cost, reliability, and service expectations.


Efficiently manage our financial, environments, and regulatory responsibilities.


Develop creative solutions that enhance service offerings.


Provide members a voice at the state and federal levels.