WASHINGTON (January 11, 2022)
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented the inaugural Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award in the Member Company Project category to Idaho Power. Idaho Power was selected for its approach of combining psychological safety and behavioral safety with practical application of human performance principles.
Named after former Dominion Energy Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Farrell, who passed away in April 2021, the award recognizes the contributions of leadership and innovation to the advancement of safety in the energy industry. Recipients of the award are selected by a panel consisting of leadership from the labor, contractor, and academic communities; regulatory agencies; and EEI senior leadership.
“I applaud Idaho Power for its leadership and commitment to protecting the health and safety of its employees,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Idaho Power’s continuous innovations have helped to shape health and safety education and many of the protocols used across our industry, and this award is well-deserved.”
Lisa Grow, president and CEO of IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power, accepted the award on behalf of the company during EEI’s winter Board of Directors meeting, which was held virtually.
“I commend Idaho Power for its leadership in workforce safety and innovation and congratulate them for being named as a Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award recipient,” said Dominion Energy Chair, President, and CEO Robert M. Blue. “One of Tom’s many priorities during his tenure at Dominion Energy was health and safety in all facets. Idaho Power’s commitment to educating and caring for mental and physical health will continue to benefit the quality of life for every employee. I know Tom would be proud to see Idaho Power presented with this award.”
Farrell served as Dominion Energy’s chairman, president, and CEO from 2007 to 2020. EEI will present the Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award on an annual basis.