Bryan Municipal Utilities recently received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric service reliability in 2017. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (, the trade association that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps members track electric service interruption and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker program and then compares the data to national statistics compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

In 2017, BMU electric customers averaged less than one electric service interruption lasting more than five minutes. The BMU electric distribution system was in service and available to local consumers 99.9912% of the time.

“No one likes electric service interruptions,” said BMU Director of Utilities Kevin Maynard, “but when outages do occur, prompt, safe restoration of service is critical.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to our organization’s ongoing capital improvement program and to the hard work of our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all of our customers,” Maynard added.