BUSINESS BRIEFS — Clallam Public Utility District honored in national field . . . and other news items

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PORT ANGELES — The American Public Power Association has recognized Clallam Public Utility District as a Reliable Public Power Provider, PUD General Manager Doug Nass said Monday.

Clallam PUD is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to receive the designation for providing consumers with reliable, safe electric service, Nass said in a prepared statement.

“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” he said.

“Our utility staff values the opportunity to serve the Clallam County community and puts in a lot of hard work to provide the best service possible.

“RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this commitment to excellence.”

The designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate high degrees of reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement, Nass said.

Criteria are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, he added.

Applications for the designation are evaluated and scored by an 18-member panel that includes officers from the Public Power Association’s transmission and distribution, system planning and safety committees.

The 94 utilities that earned the designation this year join the 90 that received it last year.

The designation lasts for three years.

Brent McKinney, manager of electric transmission and distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., presented the designees April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, Okla.

“RP3 utilities are providing a high level of service to communities all over the country,” said McKinney, chair of the Public Power Association’s review panel for the designation.

“These 94 designees stand out as models of safe, reliable and forward-thinking utility operations.”

This is the ninth year that the Reliable Public Power Provider recognition has been offered.

The Washington, D.C.-based American Public Power Association represents more than 2,000 nonprofit, community- and state-owned electric utilities nationwide.

Drop-in law service set April 19 in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — A free drop-in legal advice clinic is slated at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19.

This first-ever Jefferson County Free Legal Clinic is sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers and is a for members of the public.

The clinic allows for local people to address legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

This event is intended to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but is open to all those who show up.

These clinics are slated to take place only on a quarterly basis.

It is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

For more information, phone Executive Director Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or email

Last modified: April 07. 2014 6:12PM
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