CLARKSVILLE, TN – April 20, 2020– American Public Power Association presents CDE Lightband with the highest achievable Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation, the Diamond Level, for providing reliable and safe 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. CDE Lightband joins more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”
“This is a great honor,” said Brian Taylor, general manager of CDE Lightband. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power our community. It’s nice to be recognized as among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level and would not be possible without our employees and their commitment to our customers.”