Release, City of Manassas:
City of Manassas, Va. is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.
The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The RP3 designation now lasts for three years (up from two), so the 94 utilities that earned the designation this year join the 90 that received it last year.
“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Mike Moon, Manassas City director of utilities and public works. “Our utility staff puts in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this hard work,” said Moon.