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Easton Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Provider
EASTON, MD, May 10, 2023 — Easton Utilities has earned the highest Reliable Public Power
Provider (RP 3 ) designation 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 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. Easton Utilities joins 271 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation. The Diamond Level designation is awarded to those who met 98 – 100% of the criteria and is valid for three years.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor signifying a utility has demonstrated commitment to
industry best practices,” says Troy Adams, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and General Manager
at Manitowoc Public Utilities, Wisconsin. “And ultimately, the culture developed from this pursuit of
excellence and continued improvement through the RP3 program results in measurable value
delivered to the local community.”
“We couldn’t be prouder to be honored with this designation which is the culmination of hard work
from so many dedicated employees who really care about powering our community,” said John E.
Hines, Electric Department Manager for Easton Utilities. “But this designation is not a final destination
– we are committed to continuing to look for ways to improve our operations and service to our
Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company
operating the Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, Cable Television, and Internet services for
the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. Visit www.eastonutilities.com for more
information. The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 18 years now. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Learn more at www.publicpower.org/ .