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12/05/2019
BPU Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) 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, Planning Analyst at Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee in Michigan, presented the designations recently during the Association’s annual Customer Connections Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The SEP designation, which lasts two years (December 1, 2019 to November 30, 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 experience. This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation. BPU joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.

“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.”

“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to support our community’s responsible energy use,” said Bill Johnson, General Manager of BPU. “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 encouraging to be recognized as a best-of-class utility when it comes to smart energy.”

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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.

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