News Release 4/20/2020

Dameon Pesanti, Clark Public Utilities
360-992-3449, 406-593-1030, [email protected]

Tobias Sellier, American Public Power Association
202-467-2927, [email protected]

Utility receives highest designation for reliability and safety in RP3 review.

VANCOUVER, WA – April 20, 2020 – Clark Public Utilities has earned a Diamond level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service, the highest level of RP3 recognition.

“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” said Aaron Haderle, Chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida.

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. Clark Public Utilities joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“Reliability and safety are the priority in all areas of operation in this utility,” said Lena Wittler, CEO/General Manager of Clark Public Utilities. “The RP3 review thoroughly examines the practices and measure implemented across the organization to support those priorities. The fact that we’ve earned the highest level of recognition, with a rarely achieved perfect score, is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to delivering outstanding service, consistently and professionally.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 15 years now. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

About Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility providing electric service to more than 204,000 customers throughout Clark County and water service to about 34,000. Clark Public Utilities has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction among midsize utilities in the west by J.D. Power 12 years in a row. More information at 360-992-3000 or

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