City’s Own Power Company Receives National Recognition
Just 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities qualify for the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The publicly owned Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) earned the highest honor a Platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) can receive for providing customers with secure power service.
The designation, which is valid for three years, was announced at the 2014 APPA Engineering andOperations Technical Conference in Oklahoma City. This marks the second consecutive time AMP has received the designation.
The RP3 recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.
“The RP3 designation represents a high level of service to the community,” said Madeline Deaton, Public Utilities Board president. “AMP is honored to receive this designation, which recognizes the commitment of AMP and our employees to safety and reliability, and to our customers.”
Benefits are associated with the RP3 designation include improved bond ratings and cost savings from workers compensation and insurance. This contributes to the financial health of AMP.
This is the ninth year the RP3 recognition has been offered by the APPA. Located in Washington, D.C., APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit and community- and state-owned electric utilities.
For more information, visit www.alamedamp.com.