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AMP Members Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Reliability

Published on: 06/07/2018

COLUMBUS, OH: Several American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) member utilities were awarded Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Raleigh, N.C.

Cleveland Public Power, Hudson Public Power and the Piqua Municipal Power System all received RP3 Diamond-level (highest level) designation, awarded to utilities that successfully meet 98-100 percent of the RP3 program criteria. In prior years, Cleveland Public Power received the Platinum designation (2013 and 2015); Hudson Public Power has received the Gold designation (2015); and Piqua Municipal Power System received the Platinum designation (2006) and the Diamond designation (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015).

Several AMP members received RP3 designations in the Platinum and Gold levels as well:

Platinum Level
Bowling Green Municipal Utilities
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
Borough of Ephrata Electric Division
New Martinsville Municipal Electric Utility
St. Clairsville Electric

Gold Level
Borough of Lansdale Electric Department
Oak Harbor Public Power
Orrville Utilities

AMP member communities with current RP3 designation awarded in previous years include:

Diamond Level
Cuyahoga Falls Electric System
Dover Light & Power
Hamilton Electric Department
Paducah Power System
Village of Versailles Electric Department
Wapakoneta Electric Department

Platinum Level
Bryan Municipal Utilities
Newton Falls Electric Division
Princeton Electric Plant Board
City of Tipp City Electric
Westerville Electric Division

Gold Level
Town of Berlin, MD Electric Utility
Danville Utilities Department
Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities
Jackson Center Electric Department
Village of Minster Electric Department
Painesville Municipal Electric
Wadsworth Electric

“AMP and our members understand the importance of system reliability and operational efficiency,” said AMP Vice President of Technical Services Michelle Palmer. “We commend the efforts of our members and send congratulations to all those awarded. The RP3 program helps utilities to make sure they are keeping up with standard best practices in public power and to provide top-notch service to their customers.”

According to APPA, 118 public power communities were awarded RP3 designation during the conference. The RP3 designation, which is a three-year designation, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. 

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