We are an association of Pennsylvania boroughs that deliver electric power to our residents. We believe that there are three key elements to being a successful public power system: local control, reliability, and positive community impact. Residents of boroughs served by public power systems are able to exercise far more control over their electric service provider than those served by large utilities, and they know that in the event of outages, the response will be timely since it will be coordinated locally. Most importantly, we believe in being responsible members of the communities we serve. Our employees are part of the communities they serve, and are extraordinarily dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to their neighbors.
PA Municipalities Recognized for Reliability
The American Public Power Association has honored 7 public power utilities in Pennsylvania with a "Certificate of Excellence in Reliability" for reliable performance in 2022. The certificates recognize utilities that have provided exceptionally reliable service and power to their communities.
“It’s encouraging to see year after year that public power’s track record for providing highly reliable service is backed up by data,” said APPA Director of Research and Development Paul Zummo. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on. And these communities should be proud of their local power providers and appreciate the hard work that goes into earning this recognition.”
When looking at eReliability Tracker subscribers’ 2022 outage data, 91% of utilities that verified their 2022 outage data had a 2022 SAIDI that was below the average national SAIDI for 2017-2021 (according to EIA data). The data also includes investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives.
This demonstrates that most public power utilities are above average in reliability when compared to all U.S. providers.
Borough of Chambersburg
Borough of Ephrata
Borough of Kutztown
Borough of Middletown
Hooversville Boro Electric Light Co
Lansdale Municipal Electric Plant
Perkasie Borough Light Dept.