DME control room

System operators in Denton Municipal Electric's control room monitor the local grid and control the flow of electricity within the county.

The American Public Power Association recently upgraded Denton Municipal Electric's rating from "gold" to "platinum," officials said this week. 

The association is a nationwide trade group representing the not-for-profit, community-owned utilities in 2,000 U.S. cities. 

DME's ranking came from achievements in reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement, as well as its financial health and leadership. 

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881.

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