APGA member systems take great pride in their ability to deliver natural gas safely and efficiently to over 5 million customers in 38 states. APGA is pleased to announce the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) program to honor those public natural gas systems that have achieved excellence in the operation of their natural gas utility.
Applications will be reviewed by a team of experts from the APGA Operations & Safety Committee and will be awarded a rating based on a total cumulative score of points achieved from the program criteria in each of the four areas. Utilities can receive one of three SOAR recognition levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. SOAR continues for three years, at which point the utility may apply again to maintain recognition. A utility may also resubmit at any point for consideration to be recognized at a higher level of SOAR.
Attaining the APGA SOAR shows board members, community leaders, service providers and customers the utility's commitment to operational excellence.