GPA wins national recognition as a Smart Energy provider

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GPA Team who contributed to GPA’s Smart Energy Provider designation from the American Public Power Association are shown above (L-R): Front row L-R: Maria Paz, Special Projects Engineer, Martin Ogo, GIS Analyst III, John Benavente, General Manager, P.E., and Bea Davis, Administrative Officer. 2nd row: Drake Torres, Engineer Aide III, Kristy Cuenca, Engineer III, P.E., Victor Torres, Engineer II, Alex Solomon, Engineer III, Tim Muna, GIS Analyst II; and 3rd row L-R: Nanette Alger, Engineer III, Bart Perez, Engineer III, Harvey Camacho, Management Analyst I, and Roel Cahinhinan. Special Projects Engineer.

The Guam Power Authority has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association.

The award recognizes GPA’s commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.

The SEP designation 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.

GPA is one of 67 receiving the inaugural SEP designation award among over 2,000 public power utilities nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to support responsible energy use,” said John M. Benavente, GPA General Manager. “Our customers and the entire community of Guam benefit from GPA’s programs that we offer that help our customers save money and reduce our collective footprint on the environment. It’s encouraging to be recognized as a best-of-breed utility when it comes to smart energy,” concluded Benavente.

The designation was announced on October 29 by Chris Van Dokkumburg, Planning Analyst at Holland Board of Public Works and Chair of the Energy Services Committee.

The designation remains in effect until November 30th, 2021.