March 08, 2023

Smart Energy Providers lead the way


Local utilities are being celebrated in honor of Smart Energy Providers Week, Mar. 6-10, 2023. There are 2,000 communities across the nation powered by locally owned utilities, and 101 of them now hold the prestigious title of Smart Energy Provider. The best practices designation is awarded by the American Public Power Association.

WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider and joint action agency made up of 51 utilities, has 25 member utilities with the respected Smart Energy Provider designation.

The Smart Energy Provider designation recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating a commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, research and development, and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost, and sustainable electric service.

“It’s exciting to see our member utilities recognized among the best for offering smart energy programs,” said Jake Oelke, vice president of energy services at WPPI Energy. “Our members are dedicated to delivering cost-effective, reliable power and forward-looking programs and services to the customers they serve, and earning this designation as Smart Energy Providers is a great way to honor that.”

WPPI members with Smart Energy Provider designation include:

  • Algoma Utilities
  • Cedarburg Light and Water
  • Columbus Water & Light
  • Eagle River Light & Water
  • Florence Utilities
  • Independence Light & Power
  • Jefferson Utilities
  • Kaukauna Utilities
  • Lake Mills Light & Water
  • Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility
  • Menasha Utilities
  • New Holstein Utilities
  • New London Utilities
  • New Richmond Utilities
  • Oconomowoc Utilities
  • Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities
  • City Utilities of Richland Center
  • River Falls Municipal Utilities
  • Stoughton Utilities
  • Sun Prairie Utilities
  • Two Rivers Utilities
  • Waunakee Utilities
  • Slinger Utilities
  • Sturgeon Bay Utilities
  • Waupun Utilities