Clark Public Utilities has 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.
Chris Van Dokkumburg, chair of the Association’s SEP Review Panel, presented the designations during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Conference.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years, 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 first year the Association has offered the SEP designation. Clark Public Utilities joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.
According to Clark Public Utilities, to qualify, utilities needed to score at least 70 out of 100 points; Clark Public Utilities came in at 91 points. “We couldn’t be more excited about the results. While the high score is an encouraging reminder that we’re doing meaningful work on behalf of our customers, it also highlights areas where we can take our performance to the next level.”
The American Public Power Association represents not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in thousands of towns and cities nationwide. “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.”