College Station Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The designations were presented Monday in Raleigh, N.C.
In the program’s 13-year history, CSU and Denton Municipal Electric have received five RP3 designations, the most among Texas utilities. The designation lasts for three years and recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
The APPA reserves the Diamond designation for utilities that meet at least 98 percent of the program’s criteria. Other levels are Platinum (90-97 percent) and Gold (80-89 percent). College Station Utilities joins more than 92 public power utilities nationwide that have the RP3 Diamond designation, including only four in Texas. The others are Austin Energy, Brownsville Public Utilities Board, and Bryan Texas Utilities.
“This is a great honor,” CSU Electric Director Timothy Crabb said. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power our community. We’re very happy to get this recognition for our initiative and hard work.”
The APPA represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.