A $20,000 check was presented to the City of Altus and Altus Power by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) at Tuesday’s AMA and City Council meeting. Altus Power was recognized for its efforts in the Competitive Utility Program (CUP).
CUP is a voluntary program, started in 1995, that provides OMPA’s 41 member cities with a way to evaluate and improve the operation of their electric utility, allowing them to be better abled to compete in the electric utility industry. The program provides two types of rewards; recognition in the form of certification and financial rewards, which include the check for $20,000.
Janice Berryhill is Altus Power’s CUP coordinator.
“The CUP certification is not easy to achieve, and Janice does a great job at making sure you all meet the requirements to remain certified,” said Jennifer Rogers, OMPA representative.
Altus was one of the first OMPA members to be certified, having first reached the accomplishment in September 1997. CUP certified cities can be re-certified in the program every two years.
Altus will also receive a credit on its wholesale power bill during the winter months for meeting criteria relating to rates and advanced marketing.
Mayor Jack Smiley, and the members of City Council, acknowledged and applauded this great recognition for Altus Power.
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