Ted Olson honored for 35 years of service in UAMPS
EPHRAIM— Ted Olsen, longtime local and state leader in the area of municipal power operations, has received a special service award from the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) for 35 years of service on the UAAMPS board, including time as board chairman.
The award was presented Monday at the 21st annual UAMPS member conference in Midway.
Olsen has worked with UAMPS since its inception in 1980. During his 35 years on the UAAMPS board, he helped oversee construction of several large power plants serving municipal power companies around the Intermountain West.
In 1987, Olsen was appointed treasurer for the UAAMPS board. He served in that position until 1993. He served as vice chairman from 1999-2001 and chairman form 2002-04.
Meanwhile, he served six years as chairman of the board of the Intermountain Power Agency, the company that owns the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) outside Delta, one of the largest power plants in the United States.
“To me, this award indicates a time for reflection,” Olsen says. “Things have certainly changed. The evolution of the company has been unbelievable.”
Olsen has represented the city of Ephraim all his time on the UAMPS board. In addition, he has served on the Ephraim City Utilities Board for 38 years.
“It’s been an honor to represent Ephraim all this time,” Olsen says, “and it’s wonderful to know that (Ephraim) has secure power now and in the future.”
UAMPS is a political subdivision of the state of Utah that provides wholesale electric energy, on a nonprofit basis, to community-owned power systems throughout the Intermountain West.
UAMPS represents 45 cities in Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming.