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Loveland Water and Power recognized as a reliable public power provider

Post Date:05/03/2018

Contact: Tracey Hewson, Public Information Officer, 970.962.3710
Department: Power Division
Release Date: May 3, 2018



Loveland, Colorado – Loveland Water and Power recognized as a reliable public power provider

Loveland Water and Power has earned a Diamond-level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at ‎Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on April 30 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Raleigh, N.C.

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. Loveland Water and Power joins more than 240 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“This designation is about more than just reliability. It’s about operational excellence,” said James. “These utilities and their communities should be proud to represent the best of the best in the areas of reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.”

“This award is a tribute to the men and women of this utility who work tirelessly to ensure that our customers receive power around the clock regardless of weather or adverse environmental conditions,” said Joe Bernosky, Director of Loveland Water and Power. “They are true professionals.”


The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 13 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.

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