Bryan Municipal Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Brent McKinney, Director of Electric Transmission and Distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on April 4 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Minneapolis.
The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate high proficiency in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each of the four RP3 areas are based upon sound business practices and recognized industry-leading practices. BMU has received the designation four times previously since the inception of the program in 2005. BMU is one of 29 utilities that earned the designation this year. In total, 219 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 designation.
“RP3 utilities stand out as industry leaders, who dedicate themselves to providing safe and reliable electricity to their customers,” said McKinney. “These designees demonstrate public power’s commitment to constantly improving best practices and raising the bar for other service providers.”
“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Brian Carlin, BMU director of utilities. “Our utility staff puts in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this hard work.”
The RP3 designation now lasts for three years. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.