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Princeton Electric wins national award

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:19 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Princeton Electric Department has received a national award for its reliability and customer service.

Princeton is one of 94 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RPPP) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Princeton received the diamond level designation, the highest level in the reliability program.

Brent McKinney, chairman of the RPPP review panel, presented the award winners on April 7 during the APPA’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: Reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category is based on sound business practice and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The designation now lasts for three years, up from the previous two-year time period, so the 94 utilities earning this year’s designation join the 90 utilities that received the designation last year.

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

This is the ninth year that RPPP designation has been offered.

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