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August 28, 2013

Duncan Power earns MESO’s outstanding achievement status

DUNCAN — Duncan Power has been recognized for outstanding achievement in the association’s annual Electric Operations and Safety Competition for 2012.  

They received the Electric Safety Award, presented by Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO).

Duncan Power was recognized in the category for cities over 10,000 population and was recognized for experiencing only one day away from work for 2012.  

During the calendar year, Duncan Power workers experienced 31 hours of limited duty time out of 31,508 total worker hours for the year.

Duncan Power’s success comes from a commitment, top to bottom, to provide the best service in the safest manner possible, noted MESO General Manager Tom Rider.

Duncan Power employees meet the requirements of their work with professionalism and safety due to employer efforts.  

These efforts include four years of rigorous field experience and testing for each line worker before he achieves journey lineworker status.  

In addition, employees do safety reviews before each job and attend monthly training and safety sessions in addition to other training provided by the utility.

By having local ownership of the electric system and crews located within one mile of most customers, Duncan Power customers don’t wait long for electric service crews to respond to problems.

Rider presented the award to Duncan Power employees.    

Rider said, “Duncan Power has demonstrated a continuous effort in the past decade to be the highest quality public power system. This is evidenced by such actions as training of employees in system preventive maintenance and having employee development programs to prevent problems from overvoltage and overcurrent.”

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