April 5, 2022, CLEVELAND -- Last week, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) received the Gold designation from the American Public Power Association for being a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)®.
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. This year, 54 utilities earned the designation, and, in total, 275 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 title.
Rich Barton, Interim Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power, said of the honor, “We take a lot of pride in our work to power this community. After a rough two years working through pandemic challenges, we are pleased to get this recognition for our initiative and hard work.”
“Running a reliable and safe utility has never been as important as it is today,” said Aaron Haderle, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida, in a statement. “Utilities that have earned this designation have demonstrated commitment to serving their communities and constantly looking to improve.”
For eight years, CPP has been recognized as an RP3 utility.
In business since 1906, CPP is the largest municipal power company in Ohio. CPP boasts 36 substations throughout the city, serving more than 74,000 residential and commercial customers. Cleveland Public Power remains strong, safe, and viable as it strategically positions itself for the future. As one of the most reliable systems in the nation, CPP’s employees want its customers to know that they are committed to continuing to provide quality service for the next 100 years… you can Count on it!
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 17 years now. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nation-wide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.