Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and its Members
Partner of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a not-for-profit wholesale joint action agency created by its 18 member municipal utilities, who in turn serve about 113,000 customers in Minnesota. SMMPA and its members are receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for their active and successful promotion of ENERGY STAR to residential customers and continuous expansion of their portfolio to embrace new ENERGY STAR measures and initiatives. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Expanding their ENERGY STAR programs in 2015 offer new rebates for ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers and products recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015. SMMPA and its members offered incentives across a total of 26 ENERGY STAR product types.
- Participating in the ENERGY STAR Flip Your Fridge promotion, coordinating with participating retailers to promote the initiative in the 29 stores in Minnesota.
- Providing co-branded point-of-purchase promotional materials, rebate forms, and factsheets to more than 100 stores across Minnesota to help them and their customers understand the range of benefits associated with ENERGY STAR products, including savings, rebates, environmental benefits, and performance.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR certified products year-round at retailers, at local libraries, through direct mail, in newspaper inserts, on websites, through free ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent lights (CFL) distributions, to Habitat for Humanity, and to Community Action Partnership Agencies that implement energy efficiency measures in low-income households.