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For the third consecutive year, ALP Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

ALP conducts annual reviews of its system to identify areas that may need improvement and performs ongoing maintenance to prevent service interruptions. According to the numbers for 2020, ALP’s average outage time was only 11.97 minutes, compared to the industry average of 139 minutes. This means that measured out over approximately 10,000 electric meters, a customer’s total outage time was 127 minutes shorter than the national average.

“Public power utilities have proven their commitment to serving their community by continuing to lead the nation in reliability,” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep Alexandria powered,” said Ted Cash, General Manager at ALP Utilities.