Danville and Paducah Receive American Public Power Association Awards
COLUMBUS, OH: Danville Utilities, a public power utility serving approximately 42,000 customers and an American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees member, received the E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award; and Paducah Power System, a public power utility serving approximately 23,000 customers and an AMP Board of Trustees member, was honored with the Community Service Award. Danville and Paducah were presented the prestigious awards during the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference in Austin, Texas, on June 12.
The E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award honors public power systems with outstanding accomplishments. Danville Utilities participates in a number of programs and projects that assist in providing reliable energy, a diverse power supply portfolio and other benefits to the community and its customer-owners. Danville’s most recent success is the Kentuck Solar Project – a 6 megawatt (MW) solar array, bringing additional renewable resources to the community. In addition to the solar project, Danville Utilities has a locally-owned hydroelectric plant, and is a participant in AMP’s hydro projects, the largest deployment of run-of-the-river hydro in the country.
“Danville’s consistent drive towards excellence for the benefit of its customer-owners is exceptional,” said Marc Gerken, AMP President/CEO. “Seeking innovative ways to reliably deliver power, while staying abreast of industry disruptors and trends, and establishing innovative economic development efforts is commendable, and Danville has done a great job.”
The Community Service Award recognizes public power utilities for their “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate commitment to the local community. Paducah Power System hosts an annual “Christmas in the Park” event to promote and help the local community. This event extends for five weeks each winter and generates thousands of dollars and several tons of canned goods for four area social services agencies. Touching thousands of lives in the community, Paducah Power System’s annual event benefits local volunteers, schoolchildren, businesses, food pantries and others who receive donations.
“AMP and our members are proud of Paducah Power System and its commitment to community,” said Marc Gerken, AMP President/CEO. “This annual event exemplifies the spirit of public power and its mission to serve communities.”
The APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 49 million Americans.