Duncan Power Recertified in CUP

Contact Jim Frieda, City Manager, 252-0250

Duncan Power Recertified in CUP

During the City of Duncan’s City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10th, Mayor Gene Brown was presented with a $20,000 check by Bruce Ackerman, OMPA Member Services Representative II, on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors, recertifying Duncan Power as a Competitive Utility

OMPA’s Competitive Utility Program (CUP) is a voluntary program, started in 1995, that provides the 39 member cities with a way to evaluate and improve the operation of their electric utilities, and make them better able to compete in the electric utility industry.  This program provides two types of reward – recognition in the form of certification, and financial rewards, which includes the check for $20,000.

Duncan Power was first certified as a Competitive Utility on January 1, 1999.  The municipally owned utility is recertified from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015.

“For the citizens of Duncan, CUP certification means that your community-owned electric utility is committed to excellence in its operation and delivery of safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity.  Duncan Power is here to be of service and help to all of its consumers,” said Jim Frieda, City Manager, who also serves on the OMPA Board.

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a municipal joint-action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally owned electric systems.  The Authority presently serves 39 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma.  As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.