Seventy public power utilities have earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association. The designations were presented on October 26 during APPA’s Customer Connections Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SEP designees are recognized for demonstrating 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.
In total, 97 public power utilities nation-wide hold the Smart Energy Provider designation.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2023) 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 is the third year APPA has offered the SEP designation.
In an episode of the Public Power Now podcast, Liz Jambor, manager of data analytics and business intelligence at Austin Energy in Texas, discussed the SEP Program and her work as chair of the SEP review panel. To listen to the December 2020 episode, click here.
The full list of SEP designees is available here.