[Jacksonville Beach, Florida, April 27, 2020]— Beaches Energy has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The Diamond designation is the highest level of the award. Beaches Energy has received this designation three times consecutively. This time with a score of 99.9 out of 100.
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. Beaches Energy joins more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”
“This is a great honor,” said Allen Putnam, Director of Beaches Energy Services. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power our community. It’s nice to be recognized as among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level.”
Beaches Energy Services provides electric and natural gas service to more than 35,000 customers in Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Valley and Neptune Beach, Florida.
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.