Tonkawa Municipal Authority Certified in CUP Program

Contact Chip Outhier, City Manager, 628-2508

Tonkawa Municipal Authority Certified in CUP Program

During the City of Tonkawa’s City Council meeting on January 21st, Mayor Glen Watkins was presented with a $20,000 check by David W. Osburn, OMPA General Manager, on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors, certifying Tonkawa Municipal Authority as a Competitive Utility.  This is the first CUP award for Tonkawa.  Palma Lough, OMPA Energy Services Specialist, also attended the meeting.

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 Tonkawa Municipal Authority is CUP certified from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

“For the citizens of Tonkawa, 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 Tonkawa Municipal Authority is here to be of service and help to all of its consumers,” said Chip Outhier, 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.