RECOGNIZED FOR RELIABLE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY 

March 29, 2022 — Napoleon Power & Light 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 the Napoleon area powered,” said Greg Kuhlman, Electric Distribution Superintendent for the City of Napoleon.


HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SAFETY PRACTICES 

March 29, 2022 – Napoleon Power & Light has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2021. The utility achieved First in the category for utilities with 15,000 to 29,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.
“In our industry, safety is the top priority,” said Bob Scudder, Chair of APPA’s Safety Committee and Industrial Hygiene and Corporate Risk Manager at Grand River Dam Authority. “This is a commitment that needs to come from the top down and permeate every aspect of operations. These awarded utilities have embraced this priority, and they deserve to be celebrated.”
318 utilities from across the country entered the annual Safety Awards. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker-hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2021. The incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2021, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“Napoleon Power & Light values employee safety above all else,” said Greg Kuhlman, Electric Distribution Superintendent for the City of Napoleon. “We all recognize the importance of going home to our families each day; this is what drives our dedication to safety.”