KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 30, 2018 – Kissimmee Utility Authority has earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
Neil James, manager of distribution operations at Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations this morning during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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. KUA joins more than 240 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“This designation is about more than just reliability. It’s about operational excellence,” said James. “These utilities and their communities should be proud to represent the best of the best in the areas of reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.”
“KUA is proud to once again be recognized among our peers as having one of the best operating records in the industry,” said Jim Welsh, KUA president and general manager. “This recognition underscores our continued commitment to safety and reliability to the people and businesses of Kissimmee.”
KUA has earned the RP3 designation continuously since 2007.
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-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.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 74,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.