Energy Efficiency
Press Release

27 Public Power Utilities Earn Smart Energy Provider Designation

Twenty-seven public power utilities have earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association 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. The Smart Energy Provider designations were presented on October 28 during APPA’s Customer Connections Virtual Conference. This year, 27 utilities earned the designation, and in total, 94 public power utilities nation-wide hold the Smart Energy Provider designation.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2022) 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 second year APPA has offered the SEP designation.

The full list of SEP designees is available at