May 4, 2023

Kaukauna Utilities Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

Kaukauna Utilities (KU) has earned a Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

Of the 2,006 municipal utilities nationwide, only 130 hold this diamond level status. Of those 130, KU is one of nine municipal utilities in Wisconsin to hold the diamond level status.

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. To achieve the diamond level designation, utilities must score at least 98% on the rigorous application judged by industry experts.

“We couldn’t be prouder to be honored with this diamond level designation,” said Michael Avanzi, General Manager of Kaukauna Utilities. “This is the culmination of a lot of work from dedicated KU team members who really care about powering our community. But this designation is not a final destination. We are committed to continue enhancing quality of life and strengthening the communities we serve.”

“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.”