Purcell Public Works Authority Recertified in CUP

Contact Dale Bunn, Purcell City Manager, 527-6561

Purcell Public Works Authority Recertified in CUP

During the City of Purcell’s City Council meeting on Monday, October 7th, Mayor David Lee 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 Purcell Public Works 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 municipally owned utility is recertified from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015..

“For the citizens of Purcell, 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.  Purcell Public Works Authority is here to be of service and help to all of its consumers,” said Dale Bunn, 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.