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2022 AMP Annual Awards

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October 2022

By Zachary Hoffman, Manager of Communications and Publications

The AMP Annual Awards program provides a great opportunity to draw attention to outstanding projects and people in your community. This is one way to let your peers and community know about your hard work and dedication.

During the 2022 AMP Annual Conference, the following utilities and individuals were honored with awards for their work in 2021:

Village of Versailles Assistant Village Administrator Kyle Francis was presented with the AMP Seven Hats Award by City of Orrville Director of Utilities and AMP Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Brediger.

AMP Seven Hats Award

The AMP Seven Hats Award recognizes a utility manager who serves a smaller community, and whose management responsibilities extend well beyond the scope of a manager in a larger system who has a larger staff.

  • Winner: Village of Versailles Assistant Village Administrator Kyle Francis
Innovation Award

The AMP Innovation Award recognizes municipal utilities that have completed an innovative or unique project to better serve their customer-owners. Innovation is the introduction of something new – a new idea, device or method.

  • Winner: Westerville Electric Division for the Drone Turnkey Solution Project
Electric System Sustainability Award

The AMP Electric System Sustainability Award recognizes utilities that have made significant efforts in sustainability. Sustainability can be defined as understanding the interconnections among economy, society and environment.

  • Winner: City of Marshall Electric Department for the Perrin Dams Improvement project
  • Honorable Mention: Westerville Electric Division for the Steel Pole Remediation project
  • Honorable Mention: Village of Yellow Springs Electric Distribution for the 2015 Power Grid Rehab project

Wapakoneta Electric Department Superintendent Levi Cecil accepted the city’s System Improvement Award for the Short Road Substation Project.

System Improvement Award

The AMP System Improvement Award recognizes utilities that have made a significant improvement in electric service and reliability to their customer-owners.

  • Winner: Brewster Electric Utility for the AMI Project
  • Winner: Arcanum Water and Light for the Downtown 2,400 Conversion to 7,200 Project
  • Winner: Wapakoneta Electric Department for the Short Road Substation Project
  • Winner: Cuyahoga Falls Electric System for the Theiss Substation to Feed the Valley Substation Load Project
  • Honorable Mention: Coldwater Board of Public Utilities for the Fiber to the Premise project
  • Honorable Mention: Montpelier Municipal Utilities for the Henry Street Substation Improvements Project
  • Honorable Mention: Westerville Electric Division for the Huber Village Street Lighting Project
Public Power Promotion Award

The AMP Public Power Promotion Award recognizes utilities for their promotional efforts in marketing, consumer awareness and branding.

  • Winner: The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation for the Public Power Is campaign
  • Honorable Mention: Cuyahoga Falls Electric System for the 2021 Energy Expo Scavenger Hunt

    DEMEC president and CEO Kimberly Schlichting accepted the Public Power Promotion Award for the Public Power Is campaign.

Service Distinction Award

Established in 2021, the AMP Service Distinction Award recognizes individuals, employees of member public power utilities, partners or consultants who have made significant contributions to public power and supported the mission, vision and values of AMP. Special consideration is given to individuals dedicated to the betterment of public power communities who have retired from service or have announced that they will be retiring soon.

  • Richard D. Barton, Cleveland Public Power
  • Paul Fiser, Clyde
  • Jeff Budd, Coldwater
  • Pat McCullar, DEMEC
  • Robert Thompson, Ephrata
  • David Jenkins, Front Royal
  • Dan Moats, Hamilton
  • Tom Tarkiewicz, Marshall
  • John T. Courtney, consultant
  • David White, New Martinsville
  • Bob Bowman, Piqua Power System
  • Scott Garver, Schuylkill Haven
  • Mark Feller, Wadsworth
  • Dale Tittle, Wadsworth
Safety Awards

Safety awards are given to communities that had no time loss due to reportable accidents or injuries.

Safety Award for Generation
  • Bryan Municipal Utilities
  • Dover Light and Power
  • Hamilton Department of Infrastructure
  • City of Marshall Electric Department
  • Orrville Utilities
  • Shelby Division of Electricity and Communication
Safety Award for Transmission and Distribution
  • Bowling Green Electric Division
  • Clyde Light and Power
  • Edgerton Electric Department
  • Genoa Municipal Utilities
  • Haskins Electric
  • Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities
  • Jackson Center Municipal Electric System
  • Minster Electric Department
  • Montpelier Municipal Utilities
  • Napoleon Power and Light
  • New Martinsville Municipal Electric
  • Orrville Utilities
  • Paducah Power System
  • Clairsville Light and Power
  • Village of Versailles Utilities
  • Wadsworth Electric Department
  • Village of Yellow Springs Electric Distribution

Safety commendations are in recognition of less than one percent time loss due to reportable accidents or injuries.

Safety Commendation for Transmission and Distribution
  • Brewster Electric Utility
  • Bryan Municipal Utilities
  • Cuyahoga Falls Electric System
  • Grafton Power and Light
  • Hamilton Department of Infrastructure
  • City of Marshall Electric Department
  • Shelby Division of Electricity and Communication
  • Westerville Electric Division
Mutual Aid Commendation

Mutual Aid Commendations recognize those communities that have provided mutual aid assistance to another community over the past year.

  • Bowling Green Electric Division
    • For providing assistance to the City of Coldwater and Village of Haskins
  • Bryan Municipal Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the City of Coldwater and City of Hillsdale
  • Celina Municipal Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Ohio City
  • Clyde Light and Power
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Oak Harbor and City of Shelby
  • Cuyahoga Falls Electric System
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Woodsfield and City of Hudson
  • Deshler Municipal Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the City of Hillsdale
  • Dover Light and Power
    • For providing assistance to the City of Hudson
  • Elmore Municipal Light and Power
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Genoa
  • Genoa Municipal Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Oak Harbor
  • Hamilton Department of Infrastructure
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Blanchester
  • Hudson Public Power
    • For providing assistance to the City of Cuyahoga Falls and Village of Woodsfield
  • Minster Electric Department
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Versailles
  • Montpelier Municipal Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the City of Coldwater and City of Hillsdale
  • Napoleon Power and Light
    • For providing assistance to the City of Coldwater
  • Oak Harbor Public Power
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Genoa
  • Orrville Utilities
    • For providing assistance to the City of Hudson
  • Piqua Power System
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Versailles
  • Saint Clairsville Light and Power
    • For providing assistance to American Electric Power
  • Tipp City Municipal Electric
    • For providing assistance to the Village of Versailles
  • Wadsworth Electric Department
    • For providing assistance to the City Cuyahoga Falls, City of Hudson and City of Newton Falls
  • Westerville Electric Division
    • For providing assistance to the City of Hudson

 

To view the AMP Award videos from the 2022 AMP Annual Conference, visit our 2022 AMP Awards playlist on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about our AMP Annual Awards program on the AMP website.