Presentation on theme: "Why Utilities Should Seek Excellence Michael J. Hyland, PE VP – Engineering Services American Public Power Association."— Presentation transcript:
Why Utilities Should Seek Excellence Michael J. Hyland, PE VP – Engineering Services American Public Power Association
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Excellence is a process that should occupy all our days. Ted W. Engstrom Ted W. Engstrom
R eliable P ublic P ower P rovider Starting our 7 th Cycle –Surpassed all of our expectations –176 RP3 recognized systems Idea for RP3 –John Humphries – Princeton, KY –Quality vs. Reliable/Safe Piloted 5 systems in 2003/04
Why Participate in Peer Benchmarking? RP 3 is a utility operational “self-check” RP 3 provides public power benchmarking Achieving an RP 3 level gives public power utilities a tool for marketing what we do best within our communities RP 3 application results provide a structured framework for sustaining or improving a reliable electric system
Focusing on Results Planning Customers Employees Safety Officers Operations Staff Finance Board Commission Council Utility Management Engineers Economic Development RP3
RP3 Review Panel 2 Large 2 Medium 2 Small 1 JAA/SA 3 T&D 3 Safety 2 HR 3 Sys Plan
Missouri Very Active in RP3 Bill Bach – Popular Bluffs –Chair of the System Planning Committee Mike Conyers – MPUA –Chair of the Safety Committee Brent McKinney – Springfield –Chair of T&D Committee –Chair of System Planning Committee –Will serve as Reliability Representative
Missouri RP3 Members Carthage Water & Electric PlantCarthage5th Cycle City of JacksonJackson5th Cycle City of Kirkwood, Kirkwood ElectricKirkwood5th Cycle City Utilities of SpringfieldSpringfield5th Cycle Columbia Water and Light DepartmentColumbia5th Cycle Independence Power & LightIndependence6th Cycle Marshall Municipal UtilitiesMarshall6th Cycle
Earning Your RP 3 Designation Gold Level – for the utility that meets 80 percent of the RP 3 program criteria. Platinum Level – for the utility that meets 90 percent of the RP 3 program criteria. Diamond Level – for the utility that meets 100 percent of the RP 3 program criteria.
Research & Development Power Supply System Planning Energy Conservation & DSM System Betterment
DEED - R&D DEED – created in 1980 –100 Members –Less than $100 K year DEED – 2010/11 –$669,600 awarded for 35 new projects –22 projects completed –62% of grant applications received funding –DEED earned a national Associations Advance America Award
Missouri 1.DEED Membership Survey - Please respond by Sept. 30. 2. DEED Student Research Grant/Internship Applications due October 15, 2011. Put a student to work at your utility. DEED pays for the student and the utility obtains a free temporary employee. 3. Apply in 2012 for a grant if you are doing a cool project.
Benefits of Becoming an RP 3 Designated Provider Recognition – both utility and JAA or SA –National and Local Media RP 3 Award Plaques. Access / Use of the RP 3 Logo –Use the logo on utility bills, vehicles, business cards, Web site, etc. Insurance/Workman’s Comp rates. Bond Ratings – NES example Take advantage of what UAMPS and others already offer.
Why Participate in RP3? Helps MPUA and APPA support you on a state, regional and national level.
Applying for RP 3 Status 1.RP3 DEADLINE is September 30, 2011. 2.Applications and Procedure Manual are available for download in Word or PDF at www.PublicPower.org/RP3 3.Hard copy application packets are available by contacting RP3@PublicPower.org 4.Questions can be addressed to RP3@PublicPower.org or the Engineering Services Department at 202-467-2900 or your peers. 5.Schedule a one-on-one webinar or conference call.
Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. ~Vince Lombardi
Michael J. Hyland Sr. Vice President, Engineering Services American Public Power Association (202) 467–2986 MHyland@APPAnet.org