PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

For Immediate Release on Monday, November 13, 2023

Moorhead Public Service (MPS) has earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) 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. Kris Sellstrom, Energy and Gas Resources Manager at Jamestown Board of Public Utilities in Jamestown, New York, and chair of APPA’s Energy Innovation Committee, presented the designations on November 13, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, during APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2025), recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy resources programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and customer experience. MPS joins more than 90 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.

“SEP-designated utilities have demonstrated their leadership in smart energy programs and services,” said Sellstrom. “This designation celebrates utilities that are committed to serving their customers while taking the extra step to plan for the future. Communities served by utilities that have earned the SEP designation should be proud of their utility’s accomplishments.”

“We are honored to be recognized as a utility at the cutting edge of smart energy best practices,” said  Travis Schmidt, General Manager of Moorhead Public Service. “This SEP designation represents our dedication to offering programs that keep our power affordable, support energy efficiency in our community, and reduce our environmental impact.”


Please contact the following individual for more information regarding this press release:

Travis L. Schmidt, General Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8084

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