March 23, 2021

Benton PUD Receives Reliable Power Provider Designation

A RP3 designation is a sign of a utility's dedication to operating an efficient, safe, and reliable distribution system.
Benton PUD has earned the Diamond designation for the 3rd time, the highest level awarded, for being a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) 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 outstanding 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.

Benton PUD joins more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that are granted one of the three levels (Diamond, Platinum, and Gold) of an RP3 designation.  

“This designation is a testament to the long-standing tradition our employees have to helping preserve the health, safety, and well-being of our customers and the communities we serve” said Rick Dunn, General Manager of Benton PUD.  “We remain focused on continuously improving the redundancy and resiliency of our delivery systems to meet the “always on” expectations our customers have for their electric and broadband services.”

Learn more about the designation and RP3 in the video below, or at