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Perry Recertified in CUP Program
During the City of Perry’s City Council meeting on April 1st, Mayor Chuck Hall was presented with a $20,000 check by Drake N. Rice, OMPA Director of Member Services, on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors, recertifying Perry Municipal Authority as a Competitive Utility. Mayor Hall serves as the Treasurer on the OMPA Board. In addition to Mayor Hall, others attending the presentation were: Dixie Johnson, City Clerk; Brian Wheatley, Electric Superintendent; and Autumn Bolay, Utility Billing Clerk.
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.
The Perry Municipal Authority was first certified as a Competitive Utility on April 1, 2005. The municipally owned utility is recertified from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015.
“For the citizens of Perry, 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. The Perry Municipal Authority is here to be of service and help to all of its consumers,” said Mary Rupp, City Manager.
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 two-hundred and fifty-thousand Oklahomans.