SMMPA Members Recognized by APPA for Reliable and Safe Service

The following five SMMPA member utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service:

  • Austin Utilities (Diamond Level)

  • New Prague Municipal Utilities (Gold Level)

  • Owatonna Public Utilities (Diamond Level)

  • Rochester Public Utilities (Diamond Level)

  • City of Saint Peter (Gold Level)

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.