A public power utility that can effectively adopt and implement tools in areas such as safety and reliability will reap a number of benefits, the American Public Power Association’s Mike Hyland and Alex Hofmann said at the Association’s recent National Conference where they detailed strategies for utilities to up their operations games.
Bill Johnson, the new general manager of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, recently detailed how the utility has proactively worked to develop a strong reliability and safety culture at the Kansas-based public power utility.
Ensure that you have the core tenets in place to deliver reliable electricity to your community.
Ensure that you are meeting current safety standards and regulations.
Enabling your employees to succeed as members of your utility staff and community.
Establish your utility as an entity within the community that your customers can depend on for years to come.
One hundred eighteen of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service, while one hundred eight public power utilities have earned the Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2017.
Washington D.C., April 30, 2018 — One hundred eighteen 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. Neil James, Manager of Distribution
Public power utility customers experienced the lowest instances of power outages in both frequency and duration in 2016, averaging one outage and less than two hours of interrupted electric service, the Energy Information Administration said.
Worker safety is at the core of a utility’s service. Providing a safe environment for both employees and the public contributes to the overall reliable service of any exceptional public power utility. As standards improve and as utilities continue to create a culture of safety, the industry has been