New Richmond Utilities receives national recognition as a Smart Energy Provider
New Richmond Utilities earned a Smart Energy Provider designation from the American Public Power Association. There are 2,000 communities across the nation powered by public power utilities, and 97 of them now hold this prestigioustitle.
The Smart Energy Provider designation, which lasts for two years, recognizes locally owned utilities 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.
New Richmond Utilities is a member-owner of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider and joint action agency made up of 51 utilities. Including New Richmond Utilities, 27 WPPI Energy member utilities now hold the respected Smart Energy Provider designation.
“Our member utilities work hard to deliver cost-effective, reliable power and forward-looking programs and services to the customers they serve,” said Mike Peters, CEO of WPPI Energy. “It’s great to see them honored like this on a national level.”
“It’s exciting to be recognized as one of the best when it comes to smart energy,” said Stacie Running, Utility Office Supervisor. “We’re dedicated to offering programs that help our customers save money and support our community’s responsible energy use, and earning designation as a Smart Energy Provider really means something to us.”
This is the third time New Richmond Utilities has been named a Smart Energy Provider since the program’s initiation in 2019.