Clark Public Utilities earns Smart Energy Provider designation


Clark Public Utilities 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, according to a press release.

The SEP designation, which lasts from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30, 2025, 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, a release by Clark Public Utilities states. 

The designations were presented on Nov. 13 in San Antonio, Texas, during APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference.

“SEP-designated utilities have demonstrated their leadership in smart energy programs and

services,” said Kris Sellstrom, energy and gas resources manager at Jamestown Board of Public Utilities in Jamestown, New York, and chair of APPA’s Energy Innovation Committee, said in a release. “This designation celebrates utilities that are committed to serving their customers while taking the extra step to plan for the future. Communities served by utilities that have earned the SEP designation should be proud of their utility’s accomplishments.”

Clark Public Utilities joins more than 90 public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation. Clark Public Utilities also received the designation in 2019 and 2021.

“We are dedicated to providing customers with at-cost energy service and programs that help

them conserve electricity and preserve Clark County’s natural environments,” said Debbie DePetris, manager of energy services at Clark Public Utilities, in the release. “And we are honored to receive the SEP designation and recognized as a utility at the cutting edge of smart energy best practices.”