PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service Recognized for Reliable Electric Service to the Community
For Immediate Release on Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Moorhead Public Service (MPS) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2021. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
“Once again, public power utilities have demonstrated their commitment to providing highly reliable power to their customers.” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “We commend these utilities for their hard work when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”
Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep Moorhead powered,” said Travis Schmidt, General Manager at MPS.
Please contact the following individuals for more information:
Travis Schmidt, General Manager
Moorhead Public Service
Tobias Sellier, Media Relations
American Public Power Association
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