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Clarksville Department of Electricity receives National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandWashington, D.C. – Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE Lightband) 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 for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

(L-R), Brent McKinney, chair of APPA's RP3 Review Panel, Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband safety director, John Wallis, CDE Lightband working foreman, and Mike Hyland, APPA senior vice president of engineering and operations.

(L-R), Brent McKinney, chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband safety director, John Wallis, CDE Lightband working foreman, and Mike Hyland, APPA senior vice president of engineering and operations.

Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, MO, and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on April 7th during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, OK.

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.

“RP3 utilities are providing a high level of service to communities all over the country,” said McKinney, “These 94 designees stand out as models of safe, reliable and forward-thinking utility operations.”

“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Brian Taylor, superintendent of CDE Lightband. “Our mission is to improve our community through reliable and affordable delivery of electric and broadband services. RP3 is a well deserved recognition for our employees who work hard to accomplish our overall mission.”

This is the ninth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. APPA, located in Washington, D.C., is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state- owned electric utilities.

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband is a municipal electric and broadband services provider serving approximately 66,000 electric customers and 14,000 broadband customers within the city limits of Clarksville, TN.


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