• Training
    • The APPA Academy is public power's complete resource for education and certification. Through a variety of delivery methods the APPA Academy helps electric utility employees stay abreast of rapidly moving industry technologies and regulatory requirements in formats and price ranges that suit employee needs.
  • Reliability
    • Utilities face a challenge in trying to measure and demonstrate their reliability—looking at both the percentage of time the power is flowing as well as a bigger picture of the their operational health, trustworthiness and dependability.
      • The APPA RP3 designation provides an opportunity for national recognition for utilities that demonstrate high proficiency in the areas of reliability, safety, work force development and system improvement. Criteria within each of the four RP3 areas are based on recognized industry best practices. The RP3 Program shines a light on your utility for the excellent service it provides to your customers.
      • eReliability Tracker is an excellent way for your utility to collect, categorize, and summarize outage information. Available to an unlimited number of users at your utility, eReliability Tracker will help to simplify operations decisions by providing detailed outage summary reports and mobile support for field employees.
  • Safety
    • The safety of public power customers and employees should be the top priority at every utility.  APPA offers tools to help your utility foster and promote a culture of safety.
      • The APPA Safety Manual is the premier source for safety compliance information for all utility employees.  It is currently used by more than 900 utilities nationwide.
      • APPA’s Safety Contest provides public power utilities an opportunity to tout their safety record with national recognition.



  • DEED
    • APPA's Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program is the only research and development program funded by and for public power utilities. Since its inception, DEED has issued more than $11 million in grants and scholarships to encourage energy innovation, improve efficiencies and lower costs of energy to public power customers.
    • Positioning Your Community to Succeed in a Sellout Evaluation
      • Long before the future of your utility comes into question, you should determine the strengths and weaknesses of your utility, identify potential warning signs, and develop a communication campaign to build positive goodwill within your community.  This publication discusses a variety of topics that relate to a sellout attempt, including preventing a sellout attempt from occurring, effectively self-evaluating your community, communicating with stakeholders, and lessons learned from public power utility evaluations.
  • Benchmarking Tools