McMinnville Water & Light has earned a Platinum Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) ® designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing dependable and safe electric service.

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. Designation levels (Diamond, Platinum, & Gold) are achieved based on meeting certain qualifying criteria. Applications are reviewed by an 18-member panel comprised of national utility experts in safety, transmission and distribution, as well as system planning.  MW&L earned a “Gold” level designation in 2019 scoring 87.5 out of 100 total points.  In 2022, MW&L earned the “Platinum” level designation and was awarded 97 out of 100 total points. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. MW&L joins 274 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

Read the full 2022 MP3 Press release!

McMinnville Water & Light is one of the oldest Utilities in the Pacific Northwest and has been providing reliable water and electric services to our community since 1889. Our Mission is to provide our customers sustainable, high quality services that enhance the vitality of McMinnville. For more information, visit