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The  NeighborHood Electric Vehicle (NEV) proved a popular display.

Customers of Waupun Utilities were able to visit their local utility and participate in energy related demonstrations on Saturday, September 30. Whether riding the Energy Cycle to power a light, or towering sixty feet high in the electric bucket truck, customers were able to get a feel for what their utility provides as a service industry for Waupun residents.

Each household was provided with a sampling of products and a choice between CFL bulbs or a fleece throw. In addition to bucket truck rides, kids were treated to face painting, a Power Town demonstration to show the impact of electrical power, and a construction helmet.

Prizes awarded were a front load wash machine, two $175 tree certificates, and an electric grill. The annual event is held in celebration of Public Power Week. Waupun Utilities is one of more than 2000 municipal utilities nationwide to celebrate the event each year.

Photo above: Randy Posthuma, Operations/Electric Supervisor explains the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) on display. The vehicle can travel up to 25 mph, and travels approximately 35 miles on one charge.