Energy Efficiency
Press Release

70 Public Power Utilities Earn Smart Energy Provider Designation

Seventy 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 26 during APPA’s Customer Connections Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year, 70 utilities earned the designation, and in total, 97 public power utilities nation-wide hold the Smart Energy Provider designation.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1st, 2021 to November 30th, 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.

The full list of SEP designees is available at