Vol69-09 September 2019

SMECO awarded Electric Cooperative of the Year

In June 2019, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recognized SMECO as one of seven 2019 SEPA Power Players Award winners.

The awards recognize utilities, their industry partners, individuals, and other stakeholders that focus on projects, initiatives, and thought leadership that promote collaborative, innovative, and replicable models for change.

Throughout 2018, SMECO continued to advance several initiatives to promote clean energy, evolve its grid, reduce costs, and increase the satisfaction of its members. Through these efforts, SMECO has been able to reduce distribution rates (saving customer-members $10 million per year), reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 46,364 metric tons (equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from 5,552 homes’ energy use for one year), and provide SMECO members with leading-edge opportunities to manage and reduce energy use in their homes.

From left: Jennifer Raley, Energy & Technology Programs Demand Side Management Manager; Jeff Shaw, Distributed Energy & Sustainability Vice President; Lezael Rorie, Energy and Technology Programs Manager (DER).

From left: Jennifer Raley, Energy & Technology Programs Demand Side Management Manager; Jeff Shaw, Distributed Energy & Sustainability Vice President; Lezael Rorie, Energy and Technology Programs Manager (DER).