Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), through the assistance of a contractor, will be conducting an aerial inspection of various elements of the BTU power system on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 through Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. The contractor hired to do the work will be using a UAV Drone to inspect parts of the BTU transmission system. […]
Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has been awarded the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) 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. This designation was presented to BTU during the APPA’s annual Customer Connections Conference on Oct. 28.
The SEP designation, which lasts for two years (Dec. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2022), 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. BTU joins only 85 other public power utilities nationwide that hold the SEP designation.
“This designation highlights utilities that are constantly striving to deliver to their customers top-notch programs and energy services,” said Josh Mitchell, chair of the APPA’s Energy Services Committee. “These utilities are going beyond ‘keeping the lights on,’ and their communities should be proud.”
“We’re honored to be recognized nationally for our efforts to support our community’s responsible energy use,” said Gary Miller, General Manager of BTU. “We take a lot of pride in the programs we offer, such as SmartHOME and SmartBUSINESS, which help our customers save money and reduce our collective footprint on the environment. It’s encouraging to be recognized as a best-of-class utility when it comes to smart energy.”
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.