The Village of Minster Electric Department was the recipient of several awards at the American Municipal Power / Ohio Municipal Electric Association’s annual conference recently held in Columbus, Ohio which is for municipal electric systems in nine different states.
The department was awarded the Safety Award in the transmission and distribution category. The annual safety award is given to communities with no time lost due to reportable accidents or injuries.
The Village of Minster Electric also received a System Improvement Award in recognition of the Electrical GIS Mapping Project. During the project, the village identified all of its electrical utility assets by physically locating each of them with GPS equipment, identifying all of the major attributes of each asset, and then entering them into a central mapping system and database. This project will allow for faster responses to outages, better system analysis and continuous updates to ensure the maintenance of knowledge for the future.