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For the third time, the City of Concord is one of 176 of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The Diamond Level designation reflects a score of 100 percent in four key disciplines, and will remain for two years.
The designation for the Reliable Public Power Diamond Award was announced on April 16, 2012 during APPA's annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio.
The RP3 Diamond designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate highest proficiency in four key disciplines: 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. Awards are earned in three levels: Gold Level, scoring 80-89 percent, Platinum Level, scoring 90-99 percent, and Diamond Level, scoring a perfect 100 percent.
“Receiving the RP3 Diamond Award designation means a lot to us,” said Bob Pate, Concord’s Electric Systems director. “It’s an honor to be recognized on a national level for the work we are doing here locally in the City of Concord.”
This is the seventh year that RP3 recognition has been offered. Although this is the first time Concord has attained the Diamond Level, the City has twice before received the two-year designation at the Platinum Level.