For the fourth year in a row, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) has been recognized for its efforts related to sustainability. During an online event and celebration held June 24, Sustainable Tulsa honored PSO for attaining Platinum level verification on its 2021 Scor3card.
Scor3card is an online sustainability tracking and assessment tool for organizations that want to track and improve their sustainability plans. Administered through Sustainable Tulsa, the Scor3card program sets a rigorous standard for sustainable activities that focus on engaging organizations around three areas of sustainability: people, profit and planet.
PSO has participated in the Scor3card the past four years, with 2021 marking the first year the company has achieved the top – Platinum – status. In 2019 and 2020, PSO received gold level recognition.
PSO Energy Efficiency and Consumer Programs Coordinator, Kerry Rowland, oversees the company’s efforts around sustainability, and says it is gratifying to work for an organization that places a high priority on sustainability.
“At PSO, we recognize sustainability as an important aspect of our culture and future as an organization,” said Rowland. “While wind energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles are the big measures, we also care about the small things like creating habitats for pollinators.”
More than 40 local and area companies and organizations are current participants in the Scor3card program. For this year’s Scor3card, PSO had the most items verified (54), and was named a finalist for the Henry Bellmon Awards, which is among the state’s most prestigious honors for sustainability.
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO owns approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas. It also maintains and operates 22,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines. PSO is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information are at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.