MARQUETTE BOARD OF LIGHT & POWER HAS BEEN NATIONAL RECOGNIZED FOR RELIABLE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

The Marquette Board of Light and Power has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016.  The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community owned electric utilities.

The Association helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

"This recognition helps demonstrate public power's commitment to reliable electric service," said Michael Hyland, Association's Senior Vice President of Engineering Services.

Public power has a strong track record of reliability, said Hyland.  Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights our for less than halpf the time, compared to other types of utilities.

"We are proud to receive this recognition.  It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers," said David A. Lynch, Assistant Director - Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power.

The Board of Light and Power's customers average outage time per account in 2016 was 33 minutes versus a national average of 132 minutes.  "Our continuing reinvestment into our electrical systems has reduced outages by 66% since we began tracking outage metrics in 1989" said Lynch.