Press Release

114 Utilities Honored with National Award for Reliable Electric Operations

Washington D.C., April 20, 2020 One hundred fourteen 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 (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service.

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, 114 utilities earned the designation and, in total, 278 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 designation.

“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” said Aaron Haderle, chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and manager of transmission and distribution operations at ‎Kissimmee Utility Authority, in Florida. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”

This is the fifteenth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. A full list of designees is available at