Garland Power & Light is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on March 25 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Kissimmee, Fla.
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 utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
“RP3 utilities are shining examples of reliable and forward-thinking public power utilities,” said McKinney, “These designees should be extremely proud of this accomplishment and what it means for their communities.”
“Receiving the RP3 designation means a lot to us,” said Jeff Janke, Managing Director of Garland Power & Light. “It’s an honor to be recognized on a national level for the work we are doing here in Garland.”
The RP3 recognition program is in its eighth year. RP3 utilities hold the designation for two years and resubmit for consideration again at the end of that time period. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state- owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington, D.C.
This is the third consecutive time that GP&L has been named a Reliable Public Power Provider.
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Elizabeth Kimbrough Tobias Sellier Electric Marketing Manager APPA Garland Power & Light 202-467-2927 972-205-2364 firstname.lastname@example.org
________________________ 1 RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA