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AMP Members Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Reliability

Published on: 03/30/2022

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, which took place March 28-30 in Austin, Texas.

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.

Diamond Level

The following AMP members received 2022 RP3 Diamond Level (highest level) designation, awarded to utilities that successfully meet 98-100 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

  • Bryan Municipal Utilities
  • Wadsworth Electric Department

Platinum Level

The following AMP members received 2022 RP3 Platinum Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 90-97 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

  • Town of Front Royal Energy Services Department

Gold Level

The following AMP members received 2022 RP3 Gold Level designation awarded to utilities that successfully meet 80-89 percent of the RP3 program criteria:

  • Cleveland Public Power

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

Diamond Level

  • Bowling Green Electric Division (2021)
  • Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (2021)
  • Cuyahoga Falls Electric System (2020)
  • Hamilton Department of Infrastructure (2020)
  • Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities (2020)
  • Minster Electric Department (2020)
  • Paducah Power System (2020)
  • Piqua Power System (2021)
  • Westerville Electric Division (2020)

Platinum Level

  • Borough of Ephrata Electric Division (2021)
  • City of Columbus, Division of Power (2020)
  • City of Dover Electric Department (DEMEC) (2020)
  • Danville Utilities Department (2021)
  • Jackson Center Municipal Electric System (2020)
  • Lansdale Electric Department (2021)
  • Montpelier Municipal Utilities (2020)
  • Napoleon Power & Light (2020)
  • Oak Harbor Public Power (2021)
  • Orrville Utilities (2021)
  • Princeton Electric Plant Board (2020)
  • Tipp City Municipal Utilities (2020)
  • Village of Versailles Utilities (2020)
  • Wapakoneta Electric Department (2020)

Gold Level

  • City of Milford Electric (DEMEC) (2020)
  • City of Newark (DEMEC) (2020)
  • City of Seaford Electric Department (DEMEC) (2020)
  • Lewes Board of Public Works (DEMEC) (2021)
  • Painesville Municipal Electric (2020)
  • St. Clairsville Light & Power (2021)

“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 and continually looking for ways to improve their operations and service to customers. We commend the efforts of our members and congratulate all those awarded.”

According to APPA, 54 public power communities were awarded RP3 designations during the conference. Nationwide, about 275 public power utilities hold the RP3 designation.

More information on the RP3 program is available at