Bowling Green Municipal Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on April 30 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Raleigh, N.C.
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. Bowling Green Municipal Utilities joins more than 250 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“This designation is about more than just reliability. It’s about operational excellence,” said James. “These utilities and their communities should be proud to represent the best of the best in the areas of reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.”
“This is a great honor,” said Brian O’Connell, Utilities Director of Bowling Green Municipal Utilities. “Our staff is dedicated and committed to providing a high level of service to our electric customers. We are very happy to receive this recognition and will continue to work hard to improve our electric system.”
Bowing Green has consistently received the RP3 award since 2011 and is committed to providing a safe and reliable electric service to its customers.
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 13 years. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.