Paul Allen, vice president, engineering at Nashville Electric Service and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees Monday, March 21, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Nashville.
“These RP3 designated utilities should be proud,” Allen said. “They stand out as utilities that are continuing to strive for excellence for their customers and their communities.”
The RP3 program recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development 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 a real honor for our utility,” said Steve Sax, general manager of MED. “A lot of hard work has gone into receiving this designation, and – in the end – our customers are the real winners.”
This is the sixth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 nonprofit, community- and state- owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington, D.C.