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Scott Deitz (middle), operations manager at ALP Utilities in Alexandria, accepts the Reliable Public Power Provider award from the American Public Power Association on behalf of ALP. (Contributed)

ALP Utilities in Alexandria receives national recognition

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ALP Utilities in Alexandria is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA).

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Brent McKinney, manager of electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on April 7 during APPA’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate 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.

The RP3 designation lasts for three years, and ALP Utilities joins the 94 utilities that earned the designation this year.

“RP3 utilities are providing a high level of service to communities all over the country,” said McKinney, “These 94 designees stand out as models of safe, reliable and forward-thinking utility operations.”

“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Al Crowser, general manager of ALP Utilities. “Our past and present utility staff have put in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this hard work.”

This is the ninth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 nonprofit, community- and state-owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington, D.C.

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