The American Public Power Association (APPA) awarded six TVPPA members with their esteemed Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation during their Engineering & Operations Conference in New Orleans, La.

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.

Congratulations to the following TVPPA members for their 2024 RP3 designations:

Diamond Level: 

  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Memphis Light, Gas and Water

Platinum Level: 

  • BrightRidge
  • Municipal Utilities Board of the City of Albertville
  • Tullahoma Utilities Authority

Gold Level:

  • Paris Board of Public Utilities

Additionally, ten TVPPA members received the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2023. The APPA safety awards recognize utilities’ incident rates and the overall state of their safety programs and culture.

Congratulations to the following safety award winners:

  • Bowling Green Municipal Utilities
  • BVU Authority
  • CDE Lightband
  • Clinton Utilities Board
  • Tullahoma Utilities Authority
  • Huntsville Utilities
  • Lewisburg Electric System
  • Memphis Light, Gas & Water
  • Morristown Utilities
  • Ripley Power & Light