Westfield Gas + Electric (WG+E) has earned a Platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. WG+E has earned this honor for every year since 2007.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. WG+E joins 275 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation. 

“We are extremely honored to receive this designation,” says Tom Flaherty, Sr., General Manager of Westfield Gas + Electric. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do to power Westfield. It’s nice to be recognized among the ‘best of the best’ on a national level.”

About Westfield Gas + Electric/Whip City Fiber

Westfield Gas + Electric is a municipal utility offering residential and commercial gas and electric services in Westfield, Massachusetts. Doing business as Whip City Fiber (WCF), they offer gigabit internet service delivered across a fiber optic network directly to homes and businesses in the City of Westfield

About American Public Power Association

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 18 years now. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.