Emerald PUD Receives National Recognition for Reliability
April 24, 2012
Whether it’s working through the night to restore power after a bout of storms, or continuously providing safe electric service, Emerald People’s Utility District is a national standout in reliability and performance.
Emerald PUD is one of 176 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) recognition from the American Public Power Association (or APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
Being recognized by the RP3 program demonstrates Emerald PUD’s commitment to its employees, Customer-Owners, and community.
“Reliable service is at the core of what we do,” said Ron Dubbs, Emerald PUD Engineering and Operations manager. “This national recognition means a lot to our team and represents a commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity and service to our Customer-Owners.”
The RP3 designation 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 including system maintenance and security, safety practices, outreach on energy conservation and energy efficiency, and research and development. EPUD earned high marks in all four categories – with a total of 92.50 out of a possible 100.
Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented Emerald PUD General Manager Frank Lambe and Dubbs with the RP3 award on April 16 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio.
“RP3 utilities are serving their customers at the very highest level,” said McKinney, “These utilities have demonstrated that they are providing excellent service now as well as keeping their eyes forward on improvements for the future.”
This is the seventh year that RP3 recognition has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit community- and state-owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington, D.C.
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