The Cuyahoga Falls Electric System was recently honored as one of 94 public power utilities to earn the 2014 Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the APPA (American Public Power Association) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The Cuyahoga Falls Electric System was first awarded this designation in 2012 with the Gold status. 2014 marked the utility's first year of achieving Diamond status, the highest possible designation.
RP3 is the APPA program to encourage public power systems to demonstrate proficiency in providing reliable and safe electric service to their communities. 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. Utilities who successfully meet the guidelines in each of the four areas will receive tremendous value and recognition for their achievement. Out of the more than 2,000 public power utilities in the nation, less than 10% are recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers.
“We’re honored to receive our RP3 Platinum designation,” said Mayor Don Walters. “Our employees put in a lot of hard work to provide reliable and safe service to our residents and business customers. It’s great to receive this award honoring the hard work that the employees do.”
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.