SOAR Award Winners By Year

SOAR applicants are awarded a rating based on a total cumulative score of points achieved from the program criteria in system integrity, system improvement, employee safety, and workforce development areas. Utilities can receive one of three SOAR recognition levels: Bronze (80-89% of possible points), Silver (90-96% of possible points), and Gold (97-100% of possible points). 

SOAR status continues for three years, at which point the utility may apply again to maintain recognition. 

2020 SOAR Winners

Gold
• Borough of Chambersburg, PA 
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
• City of Lawrenceville, GA
• City of Lexington, NC
• Paris Henry Public Utility District
• Pensacola Energy
• Powell Clinch Utility District
• City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility 
• Wilson Energy

Silver
• Holyoke Gas & Electric
• Norwich Public Utilities 
• Riviera Utilities
• Smyrna Natural Gas

Bronze
• CPS Energy
• Easton Utilities
• Elk River Public Utility District
• City of Ellensburg, WA
• Gibson County Utility District
• Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works
• Las Cruces Utilities
• Long Beach Energy Resources
• Memphis Light Gas and Water
• Scottsboro Water, Sewer and Gas Board
• Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department
• Watertown Municipal Utilities (South Dakota)

2019 SOAR Winners

Gold
• Greer Commission of Public Works
• Jackson Energy Authority

Silver
• City of Hamilton
• City of Mesa Energy Resources Department
• Daphne Utilities
• Huntsville Utilities
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas
• Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District
• Oak Ridge Utility District
• Owatonna Public Utilities
• Philadelphia Gas Works
• Sevier County Utility District
• Smyrna Natural Gas
• Southeast Gas
• Westfield Gas and Electric

Bronze
• City of Shelby
• Easton Utilities
• Gibson County Utility District
• Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District
• Las Cruces Utilities
• Long Beach Energy Resources
• Osage Municipal Utilities
• Scottsboro Water, Sewer and Gas

2018 SOAR Winners

Gold
• City of Rocky Mount

Silver
• Chester County Natural Gas Authority
• CPS Energy
• Greenville Utilities Commission
• Huntsville Utilities
• Knoxville Utilities Board
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
• Lancaster Municipal Gas
• City of Lawrenceville Gas
• Midwest Energy Inc.
• Okaloosa Gas District
• City Utilities of Springfield

Bronze
• Corinth Gas & Water
• Decatur Utilities
• Gibson County Utility District
• The Utilities Board of the City of Roanoke
• Smyrna Natural Gas

2017 SOAR Winners

Gold
• Chambersburg Gas Department
• Paris Henry County Public Utility District
• City of Tallahassee Gas Department

Silver
• City of Mesa Energy Resources Department
• Elk River Utility District
• City of Lexington
• Norwich Public Utilities
• Westfield Gas and Electric 

Bronze
• Austin Utilities
• 
CPS Energy
• Long Beach Energy Resources
• Okaloosa Gas District
• Powell Clinch Utility District

2016 SOAR Winners


Silver
• CPS Energy
• City of Lawrenceville
• Jackson Energy Authority
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
• Owatonna Public Utilities

Bronze
• City of Chanute
• Greer Commission of Public Works
• Huntsville Utilities
• Long Beach Energy Resources
• Jefferson Cocke County Utility District
• City of Shelby

2015 SOAR Winners

Gold
• City of Rocky Mount

Silver
• Greenville Utilities Commission
• Jackson Energy Authority
• Paris Henry County Public Utility District

Bronze
• Corinth Gas & Water
• Greer Commission of Public Works
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
• Long Beach Gas & Oil
• Sevier County Utility District

2014 SOAR Winners

Gold
• City of Mesa Energy Resources Department, Arizona
• Okaloosa Gas District, Florida
• City of Tallahassee Gas Department, Florida

Silver
• Borough of Chambersburg, PA 
• Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works (CPW), South Carolina
• Hutchinson Utilities Commission, Minnesota
• Lancaster Municipal Gas, Ohio
• Memphis Light Gas & Water, Tennessee
• Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, Tennessee
• Norwich Public Utilities, Connecticut
• Rocky Mount Public Utilities, North Carolina
• Westfield Gas and Electric, Massachusetts
• York County Natural Gas Authority, South Carolina

Bronze
• Austin Utilities, Minnesota
• City of Ellensburg, Washington
• City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri
• Clearwater Gas System, Florida
• Huntsville Utilities, Alabama
• Long Beach Energy Resources, California
• Pensacola Energy, Florida
• Powell Clinch Utility District, Tennessee