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In reviewing the Grand River Dam Authority’s 2019, several major accomplishments are at the forefront, including recognition from the American Public Power Association as an RP3 — reliable public power provider — utility. Also during the year, GRDA learned that both Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings were reaffirming GRDA’s A1 and A+ respective ratings. In fact, GRDA currently holds the highest ratings in its history from all three major agencies. However, in a presentation to the GRDA Board of Directors at its January meeting, GRDA Chief Executive Officer Dan Sullivan took the opportunity to not only recall these accomplishments but, more importantly, share the Authority’s primary goals for 2020. Of course, those goals all center around creating greater efficiencies so that GRDA can continue to serve its customers in the best way possible.

Evaluation of staffing levels and continued development of a multi-disciplinary team approach to operations and maintenance at its plants are some of goals for the year ahead. In other areas, such asset management, GRDA intends to expand the implementation of a computerized asset management program across all areas of the utility. This will be bolstered by the recent creation of a new Inventory and Asset Management Department, which made great strides in 2019 and anticipates more of the same in the year ahead. There are other goals and a list of major projects the Authority expects to complete in the 2020 calendar as well. And as it goes into the year, its 5E mission (electricity, environmental stewardship, economic development, efficiency and employees) will guide its efforts towards achieving those goals. As Sullivan told employees at the end of 2019: “The 5E’s remain the lens through which we see the future. Our shared commitment to each of those pillars will continue to demonstrate our progress as an Oklahoma
Agency of Excellence.”

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