The American Public Power Association (APPA), Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) program recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate high proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each of the four RP3 areas are based upon sound business practices and recognized industry leading practices.

The RP3 program is separated into three levels; Gold, Platinum, & Diamond level. CW&EP has been recognized by the APPA as an RP3 Diamond Level Utility Company, the highest level of recognition given by the APPA. This year, 110 utilities have earned this designation. Out of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide, only 235 currently hold the RP3 designation.

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