NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Electric Service (NES) is one of 64 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the designation of Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3), and the largest utility to receive the APPA Platinum Award from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
Attaining a Platinum designation denotes that the utility has met 90 percent of the criteria set forth by the APPA. “Our Platinum Level designation reflects a team effort and recognizes all of the contributions that everyone makes on a daily basis,” says Paul Allen, Vice President of Operations.
The Reliable Public Power Provider designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training 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.
An RP3 designation is good for two years. At the end of that time, a utility must again apply for review and consideration for the award. Allen says, “We cannot get complacent with our award designation because in two years we’re up for review again. It gets harder each year because of the ever changing nature of the industry and the standards of excellence which climb higher and higher. This award is a reflection of our commitment to our customers and to our community. It shows that we are willing to do what it takes to do the job right.”