The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe and reliable electric service.
“It’s an honor for the New York Power Authority to be recognized for our commitment to smart energy practices that place a priority on serving our customers while at the same time protecting the environment,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA’s president and CEO. “At NYPA, we take pride in being a leader and setting an example for others who strive for excellence. I’m extremely proud of my NYPA colleagues who I have the privilege of working with every day as we help realize Governor Cuomo’s nation leading clean energy agenda.”
The designation was presented today at the Association’s annual Customer Connections Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2021) recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and the customer experience. This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation. NYPA joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.
“This designation highlights utilities that are really stepping up to deliver their customers top-notch programs and services,” said Chris Van Dokkumburg, planning analyst at Holland Board of Public Works and chair of the Energy Services Committee, in Michigan. “These utilities are going beyond “˜keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.”