Ninety-four 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. Paul Allen, vice president, engineering at Nashville, Tenn., Electric Service and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on March 29, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Omaha, Neb.

"The RP3 designation represents a high level of service to communities all over the country," said Allen, "These 94 utilities stand out as models of safe and reliable utility operations."

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.

This is the fifth year that the RP3 designation has been offered.

Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level