Lowell Light & Power Earns Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider Designation

We received the following press release from Lowell Light & Power.

Ninety-one of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing communities with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric 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 utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. This year, 91 utilities earned the designation, and a total of 254 public power utilities nationwide hold the RP3 designation.

“The RP3 program is a piece of our deeply rooted culture of continuous improvement. Through the program, utilities have a chance to learn, grow, and improve, as well as serve as an example for others striving for excellence,” said Charlie West, General Manager of Lowell Light & Power. “The reliability of our system goes beyond keeping the lights on. Dedicated employees are the key to a great utility. Offering professional development and networking opportunities helps show employees that they are valued, and in turn, our team is committed to enriching the lives of those we serve here in Lowell. As a Public Power provider, our community is at the heart of everything we do.”

“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor signifying a utility has demonstrated commitment to industry best practices,” said Jeremy Ash, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Chief Operating Officer at Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Kansas. “And ultimately, the culture developed from this pursuit of excellence and continued improvement through the RP3 program results in measurable value delivered to the local community,” he said.

This is the nineteenth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. A full list of designees is available at www.PublicPower.org.

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