April 6, 2021 – Berea Municipal Utilities has received national recognition for achieving
exceptional electric reliability in 2020. The recognition comes from the American Public Power
Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned
electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its
subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares
this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all
types of electric utilities.

“Public power utilities have proven their commitment to serving their community by continuing to
lead the nation in reliability,” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and
Operations Services. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights
on in their communities.”

Berea Municipal Utilities ranks in the top (25%) quartile in the category of System Average
Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) for the period of 2015-2019. On average, a Berea Municipal
Utility electric customer will experience on average half of the power outages customers on other
systems experience and, during a disruption of power, will have power restored in half the time of
other utilities in our region.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to
ensure that we keep Berea powered. Adrian Isaacs, our Electrical Operations Coordinator, and our
crew members do a tremendous job of continually looking for ways to improve the electrical system
and providing the most reliable power supply for our customers. Each of our electrical crew
members take pride in the system and do an outstanding job of ensuring our customers are provided
reliable power and restore power as quickly and safely as possible in the event of an outage. We
have a crew that is second to none in my opinion.” said Kevin Howard, General Manager of Berea
Municipal Utilities.