Lodi Utilities has been recognized as a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) by the American Public Power Association This honor has been presented to the utilities for demonstrating a long-term commitment and exceptional work in energy efficiency, distributed power generation, and environmental initiatives that support their goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service to the Lodi Valley.
SEP designations were handed out on October 29th during the APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference held in New Orleans. The honors were presented by Chris Van Dokkumburg, Planning Analyst at Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee.
This designation highlights utilities that are really stepping up to deliver their customers top-notch programs and servicesThese utilities are going beyond ‘keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.
This is the first year the SEP the APPA has awarded the 2-year designation. It recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in four key areas: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and the customer experience. Lodi Utilities joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to support our community’s responsible energy use,” said Jim Ness, Mayor of Lodi. “We take a lot of pride in the programs we offer that help our customers save money and reduce our collective footprint on the environment. It’s encouraging to be recognized as a best-of-breed utility when it comes to smart energy.”
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.