Public Power Utilities Recognized By APPA For Reliable And Safe Electric Service

March 28, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
March 28, 2022

Fifty-four of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing 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, 54 utilities earned the designation and, in total, 275 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 designation.

“Running a reliable and safe utility has never been as important as it is today,” said Aaron Haderle, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at ‎Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida, in a statement. “Utilities that have earned this designation have demonstrated commitment to serving their communities and constantly looking to improve.”  

This is the seventeenth year that RP3 recognition has been offered.

A full list of designees is available at