Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) 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. Josh Mitchell, residential energy advisor at Chelan County PUD in Wenatchee, Washington, and chair of the Energy Services Committee, presented the designations on Oct. 28 during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Virtual Conference.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2022) 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. SELCO joins more than 85 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.
“Public power utilities excel at offering outstanding customer service, excellent reliability, low rates, and comprehensive energy services programs. We believe this approach is key to providing an overall positive experience for our customers,” said Jackie Pratt, SELCO Marketing and Customer Care Manager. “As our industry evolves and customer expectations change, the need to communicate the value of our smart energy programs will be more important than ever. APPA’s Smart Energy Provider designation helps us achieve this goal by recognizing our efforts to drive innovation and smart energy use within our community.”
SELCO is a community owned and operated utility providing Shrewsbury residents and businesses with high-quality electric and broadband services at competitive prices.
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.