Benton PUD has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for the third time, the highest level awarded, for safely providing reliable electric service.
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. Benton PUD joins more than 275 public power utilities of 2,000 nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“I think over the last year or so, we’ve seen the vital importance of running a reliable and safe utility,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “The utilities receiving the RP3 designation have proven that they are committed to running a top-notch public power utility by implementing industry best practices.”
“This designation is a testament to the long-standing tradition our employees have to helping preserve the health, safety, and well-being of our customers and the communities we serve” said Rick Dunn, General Manager of Benton PUD. “We remain focused on continuously improving the redundancy and resiliency of our delivery systems to meet the “always on” expectations our customers have for their electric and broadband services.”
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