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Mangum Recertified in CUP Program
During the City of Mangum’s City Commission meeting on March 5th, Mayor Kathy Tebow was presented with a $20,000 check by Palma Lough, OMPA Energy Services Specialist, on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Board of Directors, recertifying Mangum Utilities Authority 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.
The Mangum Utilities Authority was first certified as a Competitive Utility on March 1, 1999. The municipally owned utility is recertified from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015.
“For the citizens of Mangum, 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 Mangum Utilities Authority is here to be of service and help to all of its consumers,” said Curtis Bogart, Interim 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.