In October of 2021, Danvers Electric 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.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years before utilities need to reapply, is held by fewer than 100 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities nationwide. During SEP Week (Feb. 14-18), designated utilities take the opportunity to shine a light on the “smart” programs that have gone toward earning the designation.
In the Town of Danvers, Danvers Electric offers energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy programs that include Energy Star appliance rebates, a Smart Thermostat demand response program, free residential energy audits, electric vehicle charging station rebates, and a rebate for residential solar PV installations. 2022 will be an important year for Danvers Electric and the Town of Danvers as it embarks on developing a town-wide climate action plan to aid in reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, promoting distributed generation, and creating a sustainable community to ensure the Town of Danvers remains a healthy and vibrant place to live, work, and visit.
“Our Danvers Electric staff has been dedicated to providing programs that help our customers save money, reduce our collective environmental impact, and support our community’s responsible energy use.” said David Lane, Utility Director of Danvers Electric. “This SEP designation recognizes their dedication and hard work.”
To learn more about Danvers Electric’s commitment to being a “smart” utility, visit https://www.danversma.gov/departments/electric-division/.