Accident Prevention Awards

Honoring those who put safety first


The Accident Prevention Award is designed for MEA to recognize member companies with outstanding safety records and to provide a safety benchmark among natural gas and electric utilities.

Submission of DART rate data serves two important functions:

  • Benchmarking – All companies that submit data annually may receive a summary copy of the results. This data is intended to help benchmark your safety record among similar companies.
    Note: All company-specific data is confidential; data published for benchmarking is shared in a summary format only. (Award recipient company data is published.)
  • Accident Prevention Award – Companies with the lowest incident rate in their respective category receive an MEA Accident Prevention Award.

Questions? Contact John Gann at (651) 289-9600 x105.

Winning companies by year:

  • 2017

    ComEd (Illinois)
    Muscatine Power & Water (Iowa)
    Vectren (Indiana)

  • 2016

    Austin Utilities (Minnesota)
    City of Red Bud Utilities (Illinois)
    ComEd – An Exelon Company (Illinois)
    Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas in (New York)
    Ohio Gas Company (Ohio)
    WEC Energy Group – We Energies (Wisconsin)

  • 2015

    AltaGas Utilities (Leduc, AB, Canada)
    ComEd – An Exelon Company (Illinois)
    Hutchinson Utilities Commission (Minnesota)
    We Energies (Wisconsin)

  • 2014

    Ameren Illinois Company (Illinois)
    Austin Utilities (Minnesota)
    City of Fort Morgan (Colorado)
    ComEd – An Exelon Company (Illinois)
    Hutchinson Utilities Commission (Minnesota)
    We Energies (Wisconsin)

  • 2013

    City of Fort Morgan (Colorado)
    City of Red Bud Utilities (Illinois)
    City of Waukee (Iowa)
    Black Hills Corporation (Nebraska)
    Ohio Gas Company (Ohio)
    ONEOK (Oklahoma)
    Superior Water, Light & Power (Wisconsin)
    Watertown Municipal Utilities (South Dakota)
    ComEd, an Exelon Company (Illinois)

  • 2012

    Cedar Falls Utilities
    City of Fort Morgan
    City of Waukee
    Kokomo Gas
    Northern Indiana Fuel & Light
    Source Gas, LLC

  • 2011

    Lowest DART and OSHA
    City of Fort Morgan
    City of Waukee
    Midwest Energy Inc.
    Ponca Public Gas

    Lowest DART
    Ameren IL
    ComEd, an Exelon Company

    Lowest OSHA
    DTE Energy
    Source Gas

  • 2010

    City Gas Co.
    City of Fort Morgan
    Commonwealth Edison
    Florence Utility Commission
    Montana Dakota Utilities
    Ohio Gas Company
    Ponca Public Utilities

  • 2009

    Columbia Gas of Maryland
    DTE Energy
    Northern Indiana Fuel & Light

  • 2008

    Columbia Gas of Maryland
    ComEd
    Florence Utility Commission
    Montana-Dakota Utilities
    Ponca Public Utilities

  • 2007

    E.On U.S. (LG&E Energy)
    Exelon Corporation
    Ohio Gas Company
    Ponca Public Gas

  • 2006

    Connexus Energy
    E.On U.S. (LG&E Energy)
    Ohio Gas Company
    Ponca Public Gas

  • 2005

    Cinergy Corporation
    Citizens Gas & Coke Utility
    City of Perham, Perham Natural Gas
    City of Ponca
    Manning Municipal Natural Gas
    Midwest Energy, Inc.
    Northern Indiana Fuel & Light
    Ohio Gas Company
    Waterville Gas & Oil