Electric Utility Receives Platinum Designation from National Association

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville’s Electric Utility has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Platinum designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service.

The RP3 designation 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. Naperville joins 114 public power utilities nationwide that received the RP3 designation this year. The utility’s designation lasts for three years from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2023.

“We take a lot of pride in the work we do to provide power to our customers,” said Electric Utility Director Lucy Podlesny. “As an integral part of the community for 120 years, we are always looking to improve our workforce, system reliability and safety to better serve our community. It’s an honor to be recognized among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level.”

The mission of Naperville's Electric Utility is to provide reliable, quality, responsive and cost-efficient services for its more than 60,000 customers in support of the health, welfare and growth of the City. This is achieved principally by effective operation, maintenance and replacement activities; a well-planned and executed capital improvement program; an active safety and training program for over 100 employees; and continuous public information.

“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” said Aaron Haderle, chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel. APPA, as the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide, has offered the RP3 designation for 15 years. APPA also advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training and operations.

For more information on Naperville’s Electric Utility and its services, including how it is powering the community for the future through numerous rebate programs and offerings, visit www.naperville.il.us/electric.

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.