Jackson Center Municipal Electric Has Been Recognized As A Reliable Public Power Provider
Jackson Center Municipal Electric has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)¯ 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, Michigan and chair of the Association's RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8th during the Association's annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
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. Jackson Center Municipal Electric joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 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 are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations."
"We're honored to be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider," said Bruce Metz, Village Administrator. "Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognized our commitment to serving the community."
The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 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.
Jackson Center Municipal Electric Has been Honored With National Award For Outstanding Safety Practices
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2017 - Jackson Center has earned the American Public Power Association's Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2016. The utility earned the 1st place award in the category for utilities with less than 15,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. Rick Aguilar, Chair of the APPA Safety Committee and Director of Job Training and Safety at Kansas Municipal Utilities, presented the award on May 8th, during the Association's annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas.
"When it comes to electric utility operations, safety is a top priority for everyone involved; from lineman to operator," said Aguilar. "These utilities have embraced a culture of safety while serving their local communities and deserve to be recognized."
270 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards, which is among the highest number of entrants in the history of the program. Entrants were placed in categories accoridng to their number of worker hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2016. The incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2016, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
"Jackson Center takes a lot of pride in its safety record," said Bruce Metz, Village Administrator. "When you are in the business we are in, sending our folk's home safe to their families is our top priority."
The Safety Awards have been held annually for the last 58 years. The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.
Village of Jackson Center Receives Three Awards from the Shelby County Safety Council
The Village received the GROUP AWARD which is awarded to companies that had the lowest incident rate in their business group, the 100% AWARD that is awarded to any company tha has worked the entire year without a lost time injury or illness, and the ACHIEVEMENT AWARD which is awarded to companies that decrease their incident rate by at least 25% from the previous year.
Congratulations to all of our employees!