The Hannibal Board of Public Works has received national recognition as a reliable electric provider.

In a press release, officials announced that HBPW has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association.

The RP-3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.

Criteria include sound business practices and a commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

About 275 utilities nationwide hold the RP-3 designation.

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