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AMP Members Receive Accolades for Reliability Excellence

Published on: 04/29/2020

COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to recognize a number of member utilities that were awarded Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA).

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. 

The following AMP members received 2020 RP3 Diamond Level (highest level) designation, awarded to utilities that successfully meet 98-100 percent of the RP3 program criteria.:

  • Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department
  • Hamilton Department of Electric
  • Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities
  • Minster Electric Department
  • Paducah Power System
  • Westerville Electric Division 

The following AMP members received 2020 RP3 Platinum Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 90-97 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

  • City of Columbus, Division of Power
  • City of Dover Electric Department (DEMEC)
  • Jackson Center Municipal Electric System
  • Montpelier Municipal Utility
  • Napoleon Light & Power
  • Princeton Electric Plant Board
  • Tipp City Municipal Utilities
  • Village of Versailles Utilities
  • Wapakoneta Electric Department

The following AMP members received 2020 RP3 Gold Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 80-89 percent of the RP3 program criteria

  • City of Milford Electric (DEMEC)
  • City of Newark Electric Department (DEMEC)
  • Painesville Municipal Electric
  • City of Seaford Electric Department (DEMEC)

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

Diamond Level
Bryan Municipal Utilities (2019)
Cleveland Public Power (2018)
Hudson Public Power (2018)
Piqua Power System (2018)
City of Wadsworth Electric & Communication (2019)

Platinum Level
Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (2018)
Borough of Ephrata Electric Division (2018)
New Martinsville Municipal Electric (2018)
St. Clairsville Light & Power (2018)

Gold Level
Berlin (Md.) Electric Utility Department (2019)
Town of Front Royal Electric Department (2019)
Lansdale Electric Department (2018)
Lewes Board of Public Works (2018) (DEMEC)
Oak Harbor Public Power (2018)
Orrville Utilities (2018)

“AMP and our members understand the importance of system reliability and operational efficiency,” said Michelle Palmer, AMP vice president of technical services and compliance. “We commend the efforts of our members and send congratulations to all those awarded. The RP3 program is based on industry-recognized best practices, and utilities receiving the award have demonstrated a commitment to reliability and safety.”

For more information about the APPA RP3 Program, visit