Mesa’s Energy Resources Department has earned a Platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation and a 2016 Certificate of Excellence in Reliability from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
David Lynch, assistant director of utility operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the Platinum RP3 Award on May 8 during the association’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines:
- Workforce development
- System improvement
Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Mesa’s Energy Resources Department joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”
The Certificate of Excellence in Reliability signifies that customers of Mesa’s electric utility are provided electric service at significantly better levels than the average utility. The reliability of Mesa’s electric utility services is within the top 25 percent of the electric utility industry.
“We are proud to receive these recognitions. They are a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” Director of Energy Resources Frank McRae said.
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 years now. The association is the voice of non-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.
For more information on Mesa’s Energy Resources and its commitment to reliability, visit: mesaaz.gov/energy.