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APPA Chairman Lonnie Carter, left, presents the E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award to Board of Public Utilities Chairman Patrick Platter and City Utilities General Manager Scott Miller.
APPA Chairman Lonnie Carter, left, presents the E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award to Board of Public Utilities Chairman Patrick Platter and City Utilities General Manager Scott Miller.

CU, Twitty receive industry awards

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City Utilities and its former general manager, John Twitty, took home notable awards at the 2011 American Public Power Association National Conference & Public Power Expo held June 17-22 in Washington, D.C. APPA is a nonprofit advocacy group that services more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities.

CU was awarded APPA's E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award, which recognizes APPA-member systems that have improved the public power utility image through sustained achievement and customer service, according to an APPA news release.

Since CU first won the award in 1990, it constructed the $555 million Southwest Power Station Unit 2; achieved APPA's Reliable Public Power Provider recognition for reliability and safety; and developed energy efficiency programs for its customers, including 16 new rebate and incentive programs.

Twitty, who retired June 10 as CU's general manager, received the APPA Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award, which recognizes public utility leaders who have pushed APPA goals on a national level, according to a separate news release.

Twitty served on the APPA board from 2000-2008 and was chairman 2006-2007. In 2003, he testified on APPA's behalf before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, advocating for a comprehensive national energy policy.

In 2009, Twitty received APPA's Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given by the organization. The award recognizes leadership and dedication to public power, according to APPA's Web site.

Twitty recently was selected as the first executive director of Madison, Wis.-based electric utility and transmission advocacy organization Transmission Access Policy Study Group, which has member utilities in 33 states, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.
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