Salt River Project (SRP) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe service.
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 include sound business practices and a utilitywide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The SRP joins more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
"Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility's commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations," said Aaron Haderle, manager of transmission and distribution operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida, and chair of the APPA's RP3 Review Panel. "RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better."
"The SRP is pleased to earn this top-tier recognition as we work to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power to our customers and community," said John Coggins, associate general manager and chief power system executive. "The core areas that this designation ranks are critical to our operational strategy and it is wonderful to see that the work we do to support them is among the best in the nation."
The APPA has offered the RP3 designation for 15 years. It is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2000 towns and cities throughout the nation. The association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.