The City of Perry was presented a $20,000 check by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) during Monday’s city council meeting, recognizing the city for its efforts in the Competitive Utility Program (CUP).
CUP is a voluntary program, started in 1995, that provides OMPA’s 39 member cities with a way to evaluate and improve the operation of their electric utility, and make them better able to compete in the electric utility industry. The program provides two types of reward – recognition, in the form of certification; and financial rewards, which include the check for $20,000.
Perry will also receive a credit on its wholesale power bill during winter months for meeting specific criteria within the CUP program.
This was a recertification, as Perry was originally certified in CUP in April of 2005. CUP-certified cities have the opportunity to be recertified every two years, with an interim review process in between those years.
Clerk Dixie Johnson is the utility’s CUP coordinator.
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 39 municipal electric utilities. OMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of OMPA serve approximately 250,000 Oklahomans.