30
April
2020
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10:09 PM
America/Denver

Salt River Project Recognized As A Reliable Public Power Provider

SRP has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. 

“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” said Aaron Haderle, manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at ‎Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”

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. SRP joins more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“SRP is pleased to earn this top-tier recognition as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to our customers and community,” said John Coggins, Associate General Manager and Chief Power System Executive. “The core areas that this designation ranks are critical to our operational strategy, and it is wonderful to see that that the work we do to support them is among the best in the nation.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 15 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.

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.