|Pictured clockwise from top: Staff from Stoughton Utilities, Kaukauna Utilities and Menasha Utilities
This year, three new WPPI Energy member utilities earned the American Public Power Association (APPA)’s nationally-recognized Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation.
Kaukauna Utilities and Stoughton Utilities received Diamond Level RP3 designation and Menasha Utilities received Platinum Level RP3 designation. RP3 distinguishes utilities that adhere to high standards in reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
In total, 110 community-owned utilities, out of more than 2,000 that applied, received the designation, which was announced May 8 at APPA’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Six additional WPPI Energy members hold an existing RP3 designation that is still current under the 3-year term: Oconomowoc Utilities (Diamond, 2015), Two Rivers Water and Light (Diamond, 2015), City Utilities of Richland Center - Electric (Platinum, 2015), River Falls Municipal Utility (Platinum, 2015), Cedarburg Light and Water Utility (Gold, 2016), and Evansville Water and Light (Gold, 2015).
A full list of current designees is available here