APPA Seeks Nominations for Three Openings on RP3 Review Panel

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is accepting nominations now through Tuesday, July 5, 2022 for an open position on the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Program Review Panel

APPA’s RP3 program is based on industry-recognized leading practices in four important disciplines:

  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Workforce Development
  • System Improvement

A RP3 designation is a sign of a utility’s dedication to operating an efficient, safe, and reliable distribution system. Being recognized by the RP3 program demonstrates to community leaders, governing board members, suppliers, and service providers a utility’s commitment to its employees, customers, and community. Currently 275 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities hold a RP3 designation. 

Each member of the Panel can serve for up to three consecutive two-year terms (for a total of six years), and is expected to attend three meetings per year, one in the spring and two in the fall. The appointed member’s first term will begin immediately and expire after two years in 2024 (at the Business meeting of that year). Please find the position requirements below:

  • Small System Representative – APPA member with less than 5,000 customers.  General understanding of reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement is required.
  • Joint Action Agency/State Association Representative – APPA member from a Joint Action Agency or State Association with a general understanding of reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement is required.
  • System Improvement Representative – APPA member with expertise in the system improvement and maintenance aspect of utility operations is required.

More information on the RP3 program is available on the RP3 website. To nominate someone, please click here to download the nomination form: 

The completed nomination form and any supplementary materials should be emailed to If you have questions, contact RP3 Staff at or 202-467-2931.