[Last Updated: 3/23/2021 12:32:30 PM]
For Immediate Release
March 23, 2021
Contact: Kelli Schroeder, Manager of HR & Communications
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TCL&P RECOGNIZED AS A RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER PROVIDER
(Traverse City, Michigan) — Traverse City Light and Power (TCL&P) has earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. This is the highest level designation.
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. TCL&P joins more than 270 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“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.”
“We are honored to be presented with APPA’s Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Designation,” said TCL&P Executive Director Tim Arends. “Achieving the highest level with a score of 100 out of 100 has been the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people who really care about powering our community. But this designation is not the final destination. We are committed to continuing to look for ways to improve our operations and service to our customers.”
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 16 years now. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,700 customers in Traverse City, and parts of East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield and Peninsula townships. Now offering TCLPfiber, an all-fiber, gigabit internet service.