The City of Mangum was presented a $20,000 check by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) during Tuesday’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.
This was a recertification into the program for Mangum, which was originally CUP-certified in March of 1999. Cities are eligible for recertification every two years, with interim reviews in between those years.
Jennifer Risner with the City of Mangum is the utility’s CUP coordinator.