Posted in Award, RP3   May 30, 2018

Benton PUD recognized as a reliable public power provider

Benton PUD has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association, the highest level awarded, for safely providing reliable 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. Benton PUD joins less than 250 public power utilities of 2,000 nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.  Only 76 utilities nationwide earned the Diamond designation.

“Benton PUD earned the Diamond designation for the second time.  Not an easy task to meet but we always strive to be the best,” said Chad Bartram, General Manager of Benton PUD.  “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power this community. We are very happy to get this recognition for our initiative and hard work.”

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