Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost, and sustainable electric service. Matt Hein, Energy Services Manager of Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa and chair of the Energy Innovation Committee, presented the designations on October 26 in Scottsdale, Arizona during APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference.
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 customer experience. HG&E joins more than 90 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.
“Utilities that earn the SEP designations are going the extra mile beyond providing electricity for their communities,” said Hein. “This designation celebrates utilities that are committed to serving their customers with leading smart energy programs and energy services. These communities should be proud that their utilities are focused on providing excellent service while planning for the future.”
“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to support our community’s responsible energy use,” said James Lavelle, Manager of HG&E. “We take a lot of pride in the programs we offer that help our customers save money and reduce our collective footprint on the environment. It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in smart energy from the American Public Power Association.”
For more information visit www.PublicPower.org/smart-energy-provider-program.