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Energy Northwest receives first place safety awards for 2022

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Northwest (EN) received two first place safety awards for exceptional performance in 2022. The American Public Power Association and Northwest Public Power Association both recognized EN for its safety record.

This is the seventh time that Energy Northwest has received the first-place award from NWPPA, and the 13th it has received the APPA award. EN is in the category for utilities with 1 million to 3.9 million worker-hours. Safety contest awards are based upon a review of each utility's recordable injury/illness cases, or incident rate, and lost workdays during the previous year.

“Safety First is a core value for our agency, and these awards are validation of the commitment that our team shows to living this value every day," CEO Bob Schuetz said.

The APPA Safety Awards have been held annually for more than 65 years. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.

NWPPA is a not-for-profit association founded in 1940 to serve the collective interests of cooperatives, public and people's utility districts, municipalities, and mutual public power utilities throughout the Northwest, including Alaska, California and British Columbia.


About Energy Northwest                                                                                                    

Energy Northwest is a Washington state public power joint operating agency and a premier provider of carbon-free electricity. Energy Northwest comprises 28 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers, and provides its members and regional customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, responsible power generation and innovative energy and business solutions. The agency owns and operates hydroelectric, solar, battery storage, wind and the Northwest's only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest also explores transportation electrification and new generation projects to the benefit of public power. 

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