Silicon Valley Power has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Gold designation from the American Public Power Association (APP) for providing reliable and safe electric service.
Aaron Haderle, manager of transmission and distribution operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida, and chair of the association’s RP3 Review Panel,presented the designations today during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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. Silicon Valley Power joins more than 270 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor. It demonstrates that a utility strives for a high level of service and is constantly looking to improve,” said Haderle. “Aside from demonstrating reliability, these designated utilities have shown commitment to system improvement, safety and developing a strong and sustainable workforce.”
“We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power our community,” said Manuel Pineda, interim chief electric utility officer of Silicon Valley Power. “This national designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold Level highlights what makes Silicon Valley Power stand out – we deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective electric utility services that Santa Clara families and businesses value.”