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BWL Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider for Second Time

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5/12/2017 2:20:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation for the second time from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The award was presented on Monday, May 8 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

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. The BWL last earned the designation in 2014, joining more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

"We’re honored to be recognized for a second time as a Reliable Public Power Provider," said BWL General Manager Dick Peffley. "Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the greater Lansing community."

The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.

Director of Electric Transmission and Distribution Wayne Lynn (second from left), Manager of Electric Transmission and Distribution Chris Knudstrup (center) and Engineer Lucas Hayward (second from the right) receive BWL’s RP3 award on Monday. They’re flanked by officials from the APPA.

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