The Reliable Public Power Provider or RP3 program is a national designation given by the American Public Power Association. Currently, about 270 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities hold an RP3 designation recognizing them for providing communities with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
The designation recognizes community-owned, not-for-profit public power utilities that exhibit operational excellence and demonstrate leading practices in reliability, safety, workforce development, and electric system improvement. Designees must complete a demanding application that is reviewed by a panel of national utility experts, and a minimum score must be met in order to achieve designation status. There are three levels of designation: gold, platinum, and diamond. Based on the City’s score, Weatherford received the platinum level designation.