Kittitas PUD No. 1 Awarded RP3 Designation In 2018 Kittitas PUD No. 1 was awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider Award by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The APPA recognizes public utilities that demonstrate leading practices in four important disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. The PUD feels that this award demonstrates the District’s commitment to operate an efficient, safe and reliable distribution system for employees, customers and the community. Kittitas PUD is one of 254 utilities given this award out of more than 2,000 public power utilities in the nation. To learn more about the APPA or the Reliable Public Power Program you can go to https://www.publicpower.org.