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AMP Members Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Reliability

Published on: 03/30/2021

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 conducted virtually, March 23-24.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria includes sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

The following AMP members received 2021 RP3 Diamond Level (highest level) designation, awarded to utilities that successfully meet 98-100 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

Diamond Level
Bowling Green Electric Division
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
Piqua Power System

The following AMP members received 2021 RP3 Platinum Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 90-97 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

Platinum Level
Borough of Ephrata Electric Division
Danville Utilities Department
Lansdale Electric Department
Oak Harbor Public Power
Orrville Utilities

The following AMP members received 2021 RP3 Gold Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 80-89 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

Gold Level
Lewes Board of Public Works (DEMEC)
St. Clairsville Light and Power Department

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

Diamond Level
Bryan Municipal Utilities (2019)
Cuyahoga Falls Electric System (2020)
Hamilton Department of Infrastructure (2020)
Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities (2020)
Minster Electric Department (2020)
Paducah Power System (2020)
City of Wadsworth Electric and Communications (2019)
Westerville Electric Division (2020)

Platinum Level
City of Columbus, Division of Power (2020)
City of Dover Electric Department (DEMEC) (2020)
Jackson Center Electric (2020)
Montpelier Municipal Utilities (2020)
Napoleon Power & Light (2020)
Princeton Electric Plant Board (2020)
Tipp City Municipal Utilities (2020)
Village of Versailles Utilities (2020)
Wapakoneta Electric Department (2020)

Gold Level
Berlin (Md.) Electric Utility Department (2019)
Town of Front Royal Energy Services Department (2019)
City of Milford Electric (DEMEC) (2020)
City of Newark (DEMEC) (2020)
Painesville Municipal Electric (2020)
City of Seaford Electric Department (DEMEC) (2020)

“Through the RP3 program, utilities have a chance to learn, grow and improve, as well as serve as an example for others striving for excellence,” said Michelle Palmer, AMP vice president of technical services and compliance. “AMP members with this designation have proven that they are committed to running a superior public power utility by implementing industry best practices. We commend the efforts of our members and send congratulations to all those awarded.”

According to APPA, 108 public power communities were awarded RP3 designations during the conference.