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AMP Member Receives National Recognition for Achievements

Published on: 06/22/2021

Paducah receives American Public Power Association Award

Columbus, OH: Paducah Power System, a Kentucky public power utility serving approximately 22,500 customers and an American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees member, received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. Paducah Power System was presented the prestigious award on June 22 during the APPA National Conference.

The E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award honors public power systems with outstanding accomplishments. Paducah Power System has a long history of exceptional service as demonstrated by its 99.99 percent reliability rate, an outstanding safety record of only one lost-time injury over the past seven years, and the early adoption of advanced technologies like LED street lighting and advanced metering infrastructure. The utility is also heavily involved in regional and national mutual aid efforts, most recently answering the call for aid in Lafayette, Louisiana, following Hurricane Delta.

“Paducah Power System provides safe, reliable, innovative service, while also giving back at the local and national level,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President/CEO. “They serve as a shining example of how public power utilities partner with their community and customer-owners.”

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.

View the official APPA news release here.