PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service Celebrates Being a ‘Smart Energy Provider’

PRESS RELEASE: Moorhead Public Service Celebrates Being a ‘Smart Energy Provider’

For Immediate Release on Monday, February 12, 2024

In 2023, Moorhead Public Service (MPS) earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment to, and proficiency in, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost, and sustainable electric service.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years before utilities need to reapply, is held by 97 of the nation’s nearly 2,000 public power utilities. During SEP Week, February 12 - 16, 2024, designated utilities will take the opportunity to shine a light on the “smart” programs that have gone toward earning the designation. The theme of SEP Week this year is “We Love Smart Energy.”

In Moorhead, MPS provides energy efficiency programs, rebates for residential and businesses, and assists customers interested in distributed generation and environmental initiatives. These types of programs demonstrate a commitment that supports MPS’ goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, reliable electric service, as well as communication and customer engagement.

“We are proud to be recognized as a utility at the forefront of smart energy best practices,” said       Travis Schmidt, General Manager of MPS. “The SEP designation represents our dedication to offering programs that help our customers save money, reduce our collective environmental impact, and support our community’s responsible energy use.”

To learn more about MPS’ commitment to being a “smart” utility, visit


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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Moorhead Public Service, 500 Center Avenue, P.O. Box 779, Moorhead, MN 56561-0779 ♦ 218.477.8000, Option 4

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