Smart Energy Provider Award
In 2019, the American Public Power Association (APPA) recognized PWC as a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1st, 2019 to November 30th, 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. PWC joins more than 60 public power utilities nationwide that received the inaugural SEP designation and is one of two North Carolina public power utilities recognized this year.
PWC’s environmental and sustainable initiatives noted in the designation include: PWC’s Community Solar and Battery Storage Project, Time of Use Electric Rates, an extensive offering of customer incentive programs promoting energy conservation, public electric vehicle charging stations and research and participation in the APPA DEED (Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments) programs. PWC earned the APPA/DEED Energy Innovator Award in March 2019.