EPB has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for demonstrating commitment,

proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.

 The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 2019 to November 2021) 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


This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation.

According to Chris Van Dokkumburg, Planning Analyst at ‎Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee, EPB is one of only 60

public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.

Elizabeth Hammitt, Director of Environmental Stewardship and Community at EPB says she sees the Smart Energy Provider designation as an opportunity to

demonstrate a commitment to the environment.