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News Releases : OPPD recognized as a smart energy provider

The American Public Power Association has awarded Omaha Public Power District the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation. The utility earned this designation for demonstrating a 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.

OPPD joins more than 93 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation. The SEP designation lasts for two years, from December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2022. It 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
  • Customer experience

Josh Mitchell, residential energy advisor at Chelan County PUD in Wenatchee, Washington, and chair of the Energy Services Committee, presented the designations on October 28 during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Virtual Conference.

“This designation highlights utilities that are constantly striving to deliver their customers top-notch programs and energy services,” said Mitchell. “These utilities are going beyond ‘keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.”

“We’re honored to be recognized for leading the way with environmentally sustainable practices,” said Juli Comstock, vice president of Customer Service for OPPD. “I’m extremely proud of our employees’ planning, execution, and maintenance of smart energy programs that save our customers money and reduce our collective carbon footprint.”

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