News Release 5/9/17

News Release

Contact:
Erica Erland, Clark Public Utilities
360-992-3238, 206-604-1509, eerland@clarkpud.com

Tobias Sellier, American Public Power Association
202-467-2927, mediarelations@publicpower.org

CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES RECOGNIZED AS A DIAMOND LEVEL RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER PROVIDER
– Utility receives highest designation for reliability and safety in RP3 review. –

VANCOUVER, WA – May 9, 2017 – 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. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch.

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.

“Our staff prioritizes reliability and safety in all areas of operation,” said Wayne Nelson, CEO/General Manager of Clark Public Utilities. “The RP3 review looks at practices across the organization and earning the highest level of recognition, with a rare perfect score no less, is a reflection of this utility’s ongoing commitment to providing top quality service with professionalism and consistency.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 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 195,000 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 nine years in a row. More information at 360-992-3000 or www.clarkpublicutilities.com.

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