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Moorhead Public Service recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

For Immediate Release on Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Moorhead Public Service Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

Moorhead Public Service has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for the second time in a row 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 reliable electric service. The designations were announced on October 26 in Scottsdale, Arizona during APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference.

The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2023) recognizes Moorhead Public Service for demonstrating leading practices in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and customer experience. Moorhead Public Service is joined by more than 90 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.

“Utilities that earn the SEP designations are going the extra mile beyond providing electricity for their communities,” said Matt Hein, chair of the Energy Innovation Committee for APPA. “This designation celebrates utilities that are committed to serving their customers with leading smart energy programs and energy services. These communities should be proud that their utilities are focused on providing excellent service while planning for the future.”

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

As a community-owned utility, Moorhead Public Service strives to be recognized as a regional leader by providing innovative, efficient, reliable and high-quality municipal services in a manner which maximizes current and future stakeholder satisfaction.

The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.


Please contact the following individuals for more information:

Travis Schmidt, General Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8084

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Taylor Holte, Electric Distribution Engineer

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218-477-8085

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Tobias Sellier, Media Relations

American Public Power Association

Phone: 202-467-2927

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