IMPA Member Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers


April 20, 2020— Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power and Peru Utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The utilities are both wholesale power members of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA).
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. Crawfordsville and Peru join more than 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.
“Receiving an RP3 designation is a great honor and demonstrates a utility’s commitment to implementing industry best practices in utility operations,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at ‎Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “RP3 utilities are consistently looking to improve their workforce, system reliability, and safety to serve their communities better.”
“This is a well-deserved honor for these two utilities,” said Raj Rao, President and CEO of IMPA. “IMPA and its member take a lot of pride in the work we do to power communities throughout the state.  It is wonderful for Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power and Peru Utilities to be recognized as among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level.”
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 15 years now. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 340,000 individuals throughout the state.  For more information, visit