Bryan Texas Utilities has been honored with a System Achievement Award from the Texas Public Power Association. This award recognizes outstanding system achievement by TPPA member organizations. The award honors member utility systems that are widely recognized in the public power field, have enhanced the prestige of public power, and have improved service to customers.
“It is definitely an honor to be recognized by TPPA for this year’s System Achievement Award,” says Gary Miller, General Manager of BTU. “BTU employees work hard every day for the citizens of Bryan and the Brazos Valley. This award is truly a recognition of their hard work to make the BTU system as efficient, reliable and customer friendly as possible.”
To be considered for the award, a system must be widely recognized in the public power field, must have acted to enhance the prestige of public power, and must have been a leader in improved service to customers.
BTU is the municipally owned electric utility serving more than 50,000 customers in Bryan and surrounding areas. BTU has been recognized for its reliability and for its customer service initiatives. In March 2014, BTU was the only utility in Texas, and one of only 29 of the nation’s 2,000 public power utilities, to earn the “Reliable Public Power Provider – RP3 – Diamond Award” from the American Public Power Association.
Introduced in 2013, BTU’s SmartHOME and SmartBUSINESS programs are helping educate customers, encourage energy efficiency improvements, and reduce BTU’s need to build or purchase additional generation. The programs have lowered energy costs for numerous residents and businesses, improving the overall economy of Bryan and the livability of the city.
Organizations and individuals in Texas were recognized on July 23, at the TPPA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, for contributions to their communities, public power and TPPA. The Texas Public Power Association represents Texas’ publicly owned electric utilities. Members include municipal utilities, joint action agencies, river authorities, and rural electric cooperatives.