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PUD Earns Prestigious National RP3 Designation
April 7, 2014


Clallam PUD is proud to be one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.


“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Doug Nass, Clallam PUD General Manager. “Our utility staff values the opportunity to serve the Clallam County community and puts in a lot of hard work to provide the best service possible. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this commitment to excellence.”

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. RP3 applications are evaluated and scored by an 18-member panel that includes officers from APPA’s safety, transmission and distribution, and system planning committees and others. The RP3 designation now lasts for three years (up from two), so the 94 utilities that earned the designation this year join the 90 that received it last year.

Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, OK.

“RP3 utilities are providing a high level of service to communities all over the country,” said McKinney, “These 94 designees stand out as models of safe, reliable and forward-thinking utility operations.”

  This is the ninth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. 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. For additional information about the American Public Power Association, visit