FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2017
AMP Receives National Recognition for Providing Safe and Reliable Power
ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is one of 91 of the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities to earn platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
The designation, which is valid for three years, was announced on May 8 at the 2017 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is AMP's third consecutive RP3 designation.
The RP3 recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
“The RP3 designation helps validate our efforts to provide the highest level of service and value to the community we can,” said Ann McCormick, Public Utilities Board president. “AMP is honored to once again receive this recognition for its commitment to safety and reliability, and to our customers.”
In addition to performing best practices in safety and reliability, there are also financial benefits associated with the RP3 designation, such as improved bond ratings and cost savings from workers compensation and insurance. This contributes to the financial health of AMP as a locally owned municipal utility and provides community value with competitive electric rates.
“Receiving the RP3 designation means a lot to us,” said Cynthia Whitchurch, AMP’s Assistant General Manager for Engineering & Operations. “It’s an honor to be recognized on a national level for the work we're doing in Alameda.”
This is the tenth year the RP3 recognition has been offered by the APPA. Located in Washington, D.C., APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit and community- and state-owned electric utilities.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a Department of the City that has served residents and businesses for 130 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 16 percent below neighboring communities.
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Alameda Municipal Power
2000 Grand Street | Alameda, CA 94501