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CDE Lightband receives Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider Award

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – American Public Power Association (APPA) presents CDE Lightband with the highest achievable Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation, the Diamond Level, for providing reliable and safe electric service.

CDE Employees Pictured (L-R): Brian Taylor, General Manager; Randy Harper, Foreman Journeyman Lineworker; Lew Powers, Foreman Journeyman Lineworker; Keith Cutshall, Safety & Risk Manager.

CDE Employees Pictured (L-R): Brian Taylor, General Manager; Randy Harper, Foreman Journeyman Lineworker; Lew Powers, Foreman Journeyman Lineworker; Keith Cutshall, Safety & Risk Manager.

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. CDE Lightband 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 Brian Taylor, general manager of CDE Lightband. “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 and would not be possible without our employees and their commitment to our customers.”

About American Public Power Association

The American Public Power Association (AAPA) 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.

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband Customer ServiceCDE Lightband is a municipally-owned public power and broadband service provider serving 72,000 electric and 22,000 broadband customers with the city limits of Clarksville, TN.

CDE Lightband provides reliable utilities delivered at the speed of light. Our service area, consisting of 100 square miles within the municipal boundaries, includes 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable.

Our world-class Fiber Optic Network keeps electric costs low and allows us to deliver exceptional products and constant innovation. The network provides savings of over $1 million annually in operating costs and provides over $5 million annually in income for electrical grid improvements that result in half as many large scale power outages compared to peer cities.

Additionally, access to our network increases home values by 3% or an average of over $5,000, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Based in large part on access to the superior digital products provided by CDE Lightband, Clarksville has been designated a first 50 “Next Century City.”

CDE Lightband offers Electricity, Internet, Digital TV and Telephone services with blazing fast speed and superior performance … with the additional convenience of 24/7 local support and bundling all your utilities into a single bill.

Our staff includes 200 full-time employees, a management team with over 100 years of combined industry expertise and governance provided by a board of five local business leaders.

For more information, visit their website at www.cdelightband.com

 


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