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.