Forty-eight of the nation’s more than 2000 public power utilities have earned Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. John Twitty, general manager of City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, and chair of the APPA Board of Directors, presented the designees on April 16, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

“The RP3 designation represents a concerted effort on the utility’s behalf to exemplify the highest standards of utility operations,” said Paul Allen, vice president, engineering at Nashville, Tenn., Electric Service and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, “The utility and the community should be very proud of this achievement.”

The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices, and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

The winners:
Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level