Washington D.C., April 1, 2019— Forty-eight 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. Aaron Haderle, Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on April 1 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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, 48 utilities earned the designation and, in total, 275 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 designation.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor. It demonstrates that a utility strives for a high level of service and is constantly looking to improve,” said Haderle. “Aside from demonstrating reliability, these designated utilities have shown commitment to system improvement, safety, and developing a strong and sustainable workforce.”
This is the fourteenth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. A full list of designees is available at www.Publicpower.org/rp3-designated-utilities.