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Outstanding Service Award: In 2014, the Missouri Environmental Education Association recognized Columbia Water & Light for promotion and support of environmental education. The utility has developed numerous educational programs and curriculum for K-12 students and adults.
Energy Innovator Award: Received in 1985 and 2013 from the American Public Power Association. This award recognizes an innovative utility program that provides better service to electric customers or increases the efficiency of utility operations.
ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award: Received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the utility's Home Performance with Energy Star program.
Community Service Award: Received in 2007 from the American Public Power Association. The award was established to recognize “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of a utility and its employees to the community. Columbia Water & Light was recognized for their numerous partners in education programs.
RP3 Award: Received from the American Public Power Association. The Reliable Public Power (RP3) award recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The utility earned this award in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Starting in 2015, the award lasts three years instead of two.
System Achievement Award: Received in 2006 from the Missouri Public Utility Alliance. This is given to a utility that has demonstrated a commitment to addressing community needs through service programs.
Award of Continued Excellence: Received in 2005 and 2013 from the American Public Power Association. This award recognizes a member of the Demonstration of Energy Efficiency Development program. This national program's goal is to support research and development of projects that improve efficiency and the use of renewable resources.
Century Award: Received in 2004 from the American Public Power Association. This award acknowledges public power utilities that have continuously provided electricity to their community for 100 years.
Addy Award: Recognition from the local American Advertising Foundation for a newspaper insert for Columbia Water & Light's 100 year anniversary in 2004 (gold) and in 2007 (silver) for a lighting rebate program brochure.
Tree Line USA: Received from the National Arbor Day Foundation each year since 1998. The program honors utilities for responsible tree trimming practices and programs to promote appropriate planting near utility lines.
Scattergood System Achievement Award: Received in 1986 from the American Public Power Association. The award is a tribute to E.F. Scattergood, of the Los Angeles, California, Department of Water and Power, who played an important part in the Association's formation. Member utilities with outstanding achievements are honored through this award.
Award for Energy Innovation: Received in 1984 from the United States Department of Energy for distinguished contributions to our Nation's energy efficiency.