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July 18, 2002

Waverly Light and Power Wins First Rappaport Award

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) named Waverly Light and Power as the first winner of its new Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award on July 18th. The national-level award goes to an individual, team, or organization that has contributed to NREL's mission of advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy. Waverly Light and Power was the first utility in Iowa to install a utility-scale wind turbine and has also pioneered green marketing approaches to provide financial support for the wind turbine installations. See the NREL press release.

For an overview of the utility's wind program, see the Waverly Light and Power Web site.

For more information about the Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award, see the NREL Web site.