The Competitive Utility Program (CUP), started in 1995, is a voluntary program that provides our members 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. It is not a competitive program between cities, but a program of individual recognition. The program provides two types of rewards- recognition in the form of certification and financial awards.

Applications for certification are submitted to OMPA for evaluation by a peer review committee, composed of personnel who are elected/appointed officials and/or member city staff. Upon successful review, the committee recommends that formal certification be awarded by the OMPA Board of Directors. For more information on CUP contact Palma Lough.


CUP Manual 2020 March

Summary Table – Material Required in Application or at Interim Review

CUP Brochure