Willmar Municipal Utilities Recognized for Reliable Service

April 3rd, 2017, Willmar Municipal Utilities received national recognition for achieving exceptional reliability in 2016. Willmar Municipal boasts a 99.99 percent for reliability.  The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, representing 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

The Association helps members track outage and restoration data then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S Energy Information Administration for electric utilities.

“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service.” said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, Michael Hyland.

“We are proud to receive this recognition.  It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” said John Harren, WMU General Manager.

Willmar Municipal Utilities Receives RP3 Diamond Designation Award

Willmar Municipal Utilities receives national recognition for operational excellence.

It is an honor to be a part of Willmar Municipal Utilities (WMU) and its most recent national recognition.  WMU earned a Diamond Level designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) from the American Public Power Association, the highest of three designation levels.  The APPA represents over 2000 public power utilities across the nation.

The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that excel in providing customers reliable and safe electric service.  For our customers, what does this mean?  You can count on us.  This designation is a tribute to our employees and the leading-edge procedures and best practices we have put into place to ensure we maintain an efficiently run electric system that is reliable and safe.

Currently, 76 utilities across the nation hold the prestigious RP3 Diamond Level Award.  The application, 3 years in the making, contained over 400 pages of documentation outlining how WMU meets or exceeds the industry standards for each of the categories, reliability, safety, system improvement and workforce development.  WMU joins only 3 other Minnesota public power providers in this top level designation.

Congratulations to Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission for their leadership and to our employees – it is because of their dedication for reliable service, our customers can count on us.