Minster receives recognition


First Posted: 4/9/2014

MINSTER — The village of Minster is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP₃ Review Panel, presented the designees Monday during the association’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The designation now lasts for three years, so the 94 utilities that earned the designation this year join the 90 that received it last year.

“We are honored to receive the RP₃ designation for the third consecutive time,” said Minster village administrator Donald Harrod. “Our electric department staff puts in a lot of hard work to service the community.”

This is the ninth year that recognition has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community and state owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington D.C.