Public Power Utilities Earn Smart Energy Provider Designation

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Association News,

Sixty-seven public power utilities have earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association. This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation.

The designation is given to utilities that demonstrate commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.

Chris Van Dokkumburg, Planning Analyst at ‎Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee, in Michigan presented the designations on October 29 during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Conference held in New Orleans, La.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2021) recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and the customer experience.

“This designation highlights utilities that are really stepping up to deliver their customers top-notch programs and services,” said Van Dokkumburg. “These utilities are going beyond ‘keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.”

The full list of SEP designees is available at

The Association rolled out the SEP program earlier this year and additional information about the program is available here.

Article reposted with permission from Public Power Daily.