For Hub City Times
ARLINGTON, Va. — Marshfield Utilities (MU) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) 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 proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utilitywide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. MU scored 100 out of a possible 100 points, earning the highest level of a diamond RP3 designation, which is awarded for three years. MU is one of 29 utilities that earned the designation this year. In total, 219 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nationwide 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 Bob Trussoni, general manager of Marshfield Utilities. “This reflects well on our employees who put in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this ongoing effort.”
This is the 11th year that RP3 recognition has been offered and the first year in which MU applied for this award. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 nonprofit, community- and state-owned electric utilities and is located in Arlington.