Pasadena Water And Power Receives Top Industry Award, Nationally Recognized As A Reliable Public Power Provider

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has earned the top designation for Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service. APPA recognized PWP for achieving the Diamond RP3 designation, representing the top 5% of public power utilities across the United States.

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. PWP joins more than 245 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation. This is the second time since 2014 that PWP has earned the distinction of Diamond, the highest level of the designation.

“PWP takes great pride in providing safe and reliable water and power service to our community,” said Varoojan Avedian, Acting Assistant General Manager of Power Delivery. “This is the culmination of a great deal of work from a lot of people who really care about our community. We are committed to building on this success to continually enhance our operations and service.”

The APPA has offered the RP3 designation for 18 years and is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in nearly 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on energy policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

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