Sixty of the nation’s more than 2,000 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. Paul Allen, vice president, engineering at Nashville, Tennessee, Electric Service and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on March 23, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Austin, Texas.
"RP3 designees are shining examples of excellence in utility operations," said Allen, "These utilities are currently providing their communities with a high level of reliable and safe service while focusing on future improvements."
The RP3 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.

Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level