BPUB Receives Recognition for Electric System Reliability in 2015

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA) – a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities, such as BPUB.

“This honor recognizes utilities that are statistically thriving when it comes to reliability,” said APPA Senior Vice President, Engineering Services Michael Hyland.

APPA took BPUB’s reliability data compiled through its eReliability Tracker Service and compared it to the top quartile of system outage duration from national reliability data collected by the Energy Information Administration, an independent agency that collects, analyzes and disseminates national energy data.

This isn’t the only time that BPUB has received recognition for its electric infrastructure. In 2014, it was announced that BPUB was one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the designation of a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) from APPA for providing consumers with the highest degree of 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 within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The RP3® designation lasts for three years.