Four California POUs Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Section: CMUA News

Modesto Irrigation District, City of Moreno Valley, Silicon Valley Power, and Vernon Public Utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation for 2022 from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
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. More than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

Modesto Irrigation District earned the Platinum-level RP3 designation; Moreno Valley, Silicon Valley Power, and Vernon Public Utilities earned Diamond-level status.
“I think over the last year or so, we’ve seen the vital importance of running a reliable and safe utility,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at ‎Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “The utilities receiving the RP3 designation have proven that they are committed to running a top-notch public power utility by implementing industry best practices.”
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 15 years now. More information about the RP3 program is available at