Lebanon’s Ed Basquill Earns Public Power Manager Certificate
June 22, 2021—Ed Basquill, General Manager of Lebanon Utilities and Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) commissioner, received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Public Power Manager Certificate. This prestigious accomplishment was officially recognized on Tuesday, June 22 at APPA’s 2021 National Conference in Orlando, Florida.
APPA is the national voice for not-for-profit electric utilities, and the Association’s Public Power Manager Certificate Program equips participants with the knowledge and skills to create an effective and sustainable municipally-owned utility. To earn the certificate, managers must complete three required courses and a post-course project applying the principles learned in class. The receipt of the certificate indicates that a public power manager has improved their management, communications, and leadership knowledge and skills.
As the General Manager of Lebanon Utilities, Basquill will bring these learned skills to lead change in his community’s municipal utility. The electric industry is ever-changing with heightened customer expectations, increasing electric demand, transforming policies, technological advancements, and a dynamic workforce. Each day, it becomes increasingly vital that public power managers prepare to tackle these challenges, and Basquill’s commitment to continually learning through accredited courses will allow Lebanon’s utilities to continue thriving in the future. Basquill’s completion of the Public Power Manager Certificate program shows his enthusiastic dedication to his community’s utilities.
IMPA, Lebanon’s wholesale public power provider, was happy to congratulate Basquill on the completion of APPA’s program.
“We are proud to see our commissioner, Ed Basquill, complete APPA’s management course and earn the reputable Public Power Manager Certificate,” said IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao. “Ed makes a habit out of learning and seeking education, which is one of the very best things that a public power manager can do to ensure they effectively support their utility.”
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 340,000 individuals throughout the state. For more information, visit www.impa.com.