Ripley Power and Light Again Achieves the Highest Standard for Safe, Reliable Public Power

Ripley Power and Light Company once again has earned the Reliable Public Power Provider Diamond Level designation. This prestigious award is a testament to RPL’s commitment to its employees, customers and community by providing safe and reliable electric service, said Ripley Power and Light President and CEO Mike Allmand.

The RP3 designation is awarded by the American Public Power Association, which supports not-for-profit, community-owned utilities in more than 2,000 cities and towns throughout the country. The Diamond Level is the highest honor in the RP3 awards. Only 106 out of 2,000 public power utilities across the United States have earned that designation.

Overall, 275 public power utilities nationwide hold the RP3 designation at all levels.

Ripley Power and Light completed a rigorous application process to achieve this distinction. A panel of utility experts examined RPL’s operations in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.

Throughout the process, Ripley Power and Light demonstrated its dedication to exceeding industry standards of practice, Allmand said.

“The utilities receiving the RP3 designation have proven that they are committed to running a top-notch public power utility by implementing industry best practices,” said Aaron Haderle, chair of APPA’s RP3 review panel and manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority in Florida.

“We couldn’t be prouder to be honored with this designation,” Allmand said. “This is the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people who really care about powering our community. But this designation is not a final destination. We are committed to continuing to look for ways to improve our operations and service to our customers.”

The RP3 designation lasts for three years. This is the fifth consecutive time Ripley Power and Light has achieved this distinction.