Awards, Recognitions, & Memberships

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The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) is focused on meeting the needs of its community. It succeeds because it serves its neighbors, family, and friends. The CBPU is excels because the people are the heart of all that they do; they think about the people before the profits. Read about the awards the CBPU has received below. 

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2022

Certificate of Excellence in Reliability for 2021 (Awarded by APPA in 2022)

  • The APPA’s Certificate of Excellence in Reliability recognizes utilities with average SAIDI in the top quartile of SAIDI including or excluding Major Event Days(MEDs) based on EIA data in 2016-2020.

    The CBPU was one of 199 utilities that were awarded the certificate for 2021. You can see a complete list of all recipients here


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2021

Community Strong Award (Awarded by Tantalus)

  • Tantalus' gives the Community Strong Award to the utility that best demonstrates how they are supporting a program that makes their community a better place to live. 

    The CBPU was presented with the Community Strong Award in 2021 for its efforts to make the City of Coldwater a GIG Fiber community through its GIG City Michigan Fiber Ethernet FTTP Project (now known as GIG Fiber Internet). 

Diamond Level RP3 Award (Awarded by APPA)

  • Recognition by the RP3 program reveals a utility’s commitment to its employees, customers, and community, as well as its dedication to operating and managing an efficient, safe, and reliable power system. The CBPU was recognized as a Diamond Level RP3 Award Recipient in 2021. 

    The RP3 designation lasts for three years and recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate excellence in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. There are three possible levels of designation; Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The Diamond designation signifies that a utility has met over 98 percent of the evaluation criteria. 

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2020

Smart Energy Provider (Awarded by APPA)

  • The APPA awarded the CBPU the Smart Energy Provider designation in 2022. 

    The Smart Energy Provider (SEP) program recognizes utilities for demonstrating a commitment to and accomplishment in smart energy program planning, energy efficiency and distributed energy resources, environmental and sustainability programs, and communication and customer experience.

Excellence in Public Power Communications Merit Award (Awarded by APPA)

  • APPA awarded the CBPU an Excellence in Public Power Communications Merit Award for their efforts in Web and Social Media. The CBPU won this award for its #ThrowbackThursday campaign. You can learn more here

Safety Award of Excellence (Awarded by APPA)

  • APPA gave 129 Utilities the Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020, with a total of 329 entrants across the country. 

    The CBPU earned first place in their category (C) for their dedication to safety and their lack of work-related accidents.

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2018

Platinum Level RP3 Award

  • Recognition by the RP3 program reveals a utility’s commitment to its employees, customers, and community, as well as its dedication to operating and managing an efficient, safe, and reliable power system.

    The RP3 designation lasts for three years and recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate excellence in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.

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2015

Platinum Level RP3 Award

  • Recognition by the RP3 program reveals a utility’s commitment to its employees, customers, and community, as well as its dedication to operating and managing an efficient, safe, and reliable power system.

    The RP3 designation lasts for three years and recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate excellence in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.

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Memberships

The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities is a proud member of several organizations. These include the American Public Power Association, the American Municipal Power Association, the Michigan South Central Power Agency, the Michigan Public Power Agency, and the Michigan Municipal Electric Association.

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