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Harding Award


J.M. Harding Award of Excellence

Every April, OPPD honors one of its commercial or industrial customers with the J. M. Harding Award of Excellence. Named after the first president of OPPD, the award is given to the customer that best demonstrates the efficient and innovative use of energy.

The following criteria are evaluated to select the award recipient:

  • Load Factor
  • Total Energy Consumption
  • Conservation Practices
  • Application of Alternate Energy Sources
  • Innovation of Energy Applications
  • Environmentally-conscious Business Practices

Past winners of the Harding Award include:

1984 Valmont Industries, Inc.
1985 AT&T - Omaha Works
1986 Vickers, Incorporated
1987 Control Data Corporation - Omaha
1988 Campbell Soup Company - Omaha
1989 Wilkinson Manufacturing Company
1990 Mutual of Omaha Companies
1991 Omaha Public Schools
1992 KVI Associates, Inc.
1993 First Data Resources
1994 Nebraska Furniture Mart
1995 3M Valley
1996 First National Bank of Omaha
1997 Bellevue Public Schools
1998 Baker's Supermarkets
1999 University of Nebraska Medical Center
2000 Offutt Air Force Base
2001 Westside Community Schools
2002 Creighton University
2003 Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
2004 The Lund Company
2005 Methodist Health System
2006 Millard Public Schools
2007 Mutual of Omaha
2008 NatureWorks LLC
2009 Gallup

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