[Groton, CT, April 20, 2020]— Groton Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
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. Groton Utilities 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 Ron Gaudet, Director of Utilities. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power our community and to bring them top-notch service at the best rates possible. It’s nice to be recognized as among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level.”
Groton Utilities is a municipally owned and operated utility providing electric, water and sewage services to thousands of consumers in Southeastern Connecticut.
As a leader in Southeastern Connecticut Groton Utilities provides essential services at prices which reflect exceptional customer value and quality. Additionally, as a publicly owned utility we consider it our responsibility to be a valuable and contributing member of the community and sponsor many local non-profit fundraisers as well as participate in funding City of Groton Concerts in the Park, Winter Cabaret Concerts and Town of Groton Soundwaves summer beach concerts.
The American Public Power Association 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.