Marquette BLP earns Diamond Level designation

The Marquette Board of Light and Power has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider RP3® Diamond Level designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power and Chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel was presented the Award on May 8, 2017 during the Association’s Annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. Pictured from left, presenting the award is Rick Aguilar, Kansas Municipal Utility Association, David Lynch, and Michael Hyland, Vice President Engineering & Operations, APPA. 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. This is the second time, MBLP has earned the prestigious Diamond Level designation from the APPA, by scoring a perfect 100 points. The MBLP is one of only 44 municipal electric utilities nationwide to earn the Diamond Level designation. “Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We’re honored to be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Paul Kitti, Executive Director of MBLP. “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving our community.”