November 13, 2023

Members of WPPI Energy earn status as Smart Energy Providers

Member Utilities

The American Public Power Association is recognizing locally owned utilities as Smart Energy Providers. To earn the designation, utilities must demonstrate a proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives.

There are 2,000 public power utilities across the nation, and 97 of them have earned status as Smart Energy Providers. To achieve the distinction, these utilities undergo a rigorous, in-depth review benchmarking their local efforts based on industrywide best practices.

And member utilities of WPPI Energy make up nearly one third of this prestigious group, with 27 utilities earning the coveted title.

By partnering together with like-minded utilities, members of WPPI have built a cost-effective array of the kinds of forward-thinking programs, shared expertise, and modern technologies that align well with the Smart Energy Provider criteria.

APPA recognized the utilities during its annual Customer Connections Conference, which is taking place Nov. 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas.

Congratulations to the member utilities designated as Smart Energy Providers in 2023:

  1. Cedarburg Light & Water Utility
  2. Columbus Utilities
  3. Crystal Falls Electric Department
  4. Florence Utilities
  5. Jefferson Utilities
  6. Kaukauna Utilities
  7. Lake Mills Light & Water
  8. Lodi Utilities
  9. Menasha Utilities
  10. New London Utilities
  11. New Richmond Utilities
  12. Norway Department of Power and Light
  13. Oconomowoc Utilities
  14. Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities
  15. City Utilities of Richland Center
  16. River Falls Municipal Utilities
  17. Stoughton Utilities
  18. Sun Prairie Utilities
  19. Two Rivers Utilities
  20. Waunakee Utilities

Congratulations also to members recognized as Smart Energy Providers in 2022:

  1. Algoma Utilities
  2. Eagle River Light & Water Utility
  3. Hartford Utilities
  4. Juneau Utilities
  5. Slinger Utilities
  6. Sturgeon Bay Utilities
  7. Waupun Utilities

For the full list of Smart Energy Providers, visit