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Clallam PUD Receives Reliable Public Power (RP3) Designation
April 23, 2020

PUD #1 of Clallam County (Clallam PUD) 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. Clallam PUD joins only 275 public power utilities, of over 2,000 nationwide, that hold the RP3 designation. This is the third time that Clallam PUD has received the designation; this year receiving a perfect 100-point score and earning the top Diamond level 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 American Public Power Association’s RP3 Review Panel. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”

“This is a great honor,” said Doug Nass, General Manager of Clallam PUD. “Our employees 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.”

Clallam PUD has 145 employees, and serves over 31,000 accounts in Clallam County with energy from 98% clean, renewable, affordable and carbon-free sources.

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.