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Annual HERO Award

MRO’s annual HERO Award recognizes leaders in the electric utility industry that have shown exemplary initiative and commitment to advancing the concept and principles of Highly Effective Reliability Organizations® throughout the MRO region and in support of MRO’s vision and mission.

What is a Highly Effective Reliability Organization?

Highly Effective Reliability Organizations remain resilient in complex, interdependent and high risk environments—like bulk power system operations—by avoiding large scale, cascading events.

HERO Award Qualifications

Nominees for the HERO Award should exhibit the following behaviors:

Preoccupation with Failure and Risk.

    Reluctance to Simplify Interpretation.

    Sensitivity to Operations.

    Commitment to Resilience.

    Deference to Expertise.

    How to Nominate

    Nominations are solicited each year from MRO members and registered entities. The nomination period opens in January and closes in the fall. The nomination period is announced throughout the year at MRO’s conferences and events.

    SUBMIT a nomination today!

    Award Process

    MRO’s executive team, in consultation with staff that support the organizational groups, reviews the nominations and determines the top three candidates to submit to the board’s Organizational Group Oversight Committee for final selection at the end of the year. Award recipient(s) are recognized at the Annual Member and Board Meeting that takes place in the fourth quarter and highlighted in MRO’s Annual Report.

    Previous Award Recipients