110 Utilities Honored with National Award for Reliable Electric Operations

May 8, 2017

Press Release

Washington D.C., May 8, 2017— One hundred ten of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, assistant director of utility operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. 

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. This year, 110 utilities earned the designation and, in total, 235 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide that hold the RP3 designation. 

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

This is the twelfth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. A full list of designees is available at www.PublicPower.org