CDE Lightband - Clarksville Department of Electricity – Clarksville, TN

(Pictured L-R): Alex Hofmann, Vice President, Technical and Operations Services, American Public Power Association; Brian Taylor, General Manager, CDE Lightband; Jim Manning, Chief Customer Care Officer, CDE Lightband; and Patrice Townsend, Director, Utility Services Department, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, and Vice Chair, APPA Smart Energy Provider Panel

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Nov. 3, 2021– CDE Lightband has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association 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 sustainable electric service. Matt Hein, Energy Services Manager of Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa and chair of the Energy Innovation Committee, presented the designations on October 26 in Scottsdale, Arizona during APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference.

“Utilities that earn the SEP designations are going the extra mile beyond providing electricity for their communities,” said Hein. “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.”

 The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2023), 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 customer experience. CDE Lightband joins more than 90 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.

 “We are proud to be recognized as a utility at the forefront of smart energy best practices,” said Brian Taylor, general manager of CDE Lightband. “This SEP designation represents our dedication to offering programs that help our customers save money, reduce our collective environmental impact and support our community’s responsible energy use.”