The 2019 application window will open soon for designation by the American Public Power Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) program. The RP3 program recognizes utilities for high proficiency in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Turn to Hometown Connections for RP3 application support services. On staff at Hometown Connections is Paul Allen, public power’s premier RP3 expert. Allen was involved in the design of the RP3 program and works with utilities concerned about the details and staff time of the RP3 application.
Being recognized by the RP3 program demonstrates to community leaders, governing board members, suppliers, and service providers a utility’s commitment to excellence. Through Allen’s work with this valuable program, he finds many American Public Power Association members wrongly assume they cannot achieve the RP3 designation or they do not have time to complete the application. He helps public power utilities of all sizes evaluate their RP3 readiness and prepare or review their applications, enabling more members to receive the RP3 designation.
Following a distinguished career as a public power leader, Allen brings to the Hometown Connections team expertise garnered from his considerable involvement with the development of the RP3 program. While with the Nashville Electric Service, he participated in the RP3 program pilot and led the preparation of NES’s successful applications, resulting in platinum and diamond designations. Allen also brings to Hometown Connections his broad knowledge of the public power industry, including engineering operations, finance, and legal issues.
To evaluate your RP3 readiness and secure help preparing or reviewing your application, contact Paul Allen to schedule your RP3 readiness check up.