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Awards recognize excellence in public power communications

Thirty-six public power electric utilities and utility organizations earned Excellence in Public Power Communications awards from the American Public Power Association. The awards were presented on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Association’s Customer Connections Conference in Sacramento, California.

The annual awards recognize excellence in communications. This year’s entries were judged in three categories: print/digital, web/social media, and video. Awards were given to those that showed ingenuity and creativity in telling their stories through outstanding copy, design, financial data presentation, graphics, social media engagement, video editing, and web layout and interactivity.

The judges were Ratika Garg, Founder of KAIROS Strategic Consulting; Brenda Foster, Senior Vice President at Vanguard Communications; and Mike Kruger, Director of Communications at Smart Electric Power Alliance.

The winners are:

Class A: Gross revenues of $400 million or more

 
Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina
  • Award of Merit – Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Oregon People's Utility District Association, Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association, and the Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Award of Merit – Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Nashville Electric Service
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Western Area Power Administration
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – Seattle City Light
  • Award of Excellence – Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Award of Merit – Florida Municipal Power Agency

 

Class B: Gross revenues of $200 million-$399,999,999

 
Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Excellence – Lakeland Electric
  • Award of Merit – Brownsville Public Utilities Board
  • Award of Merit – Lansing Board of Water & Light
  • Award of Merit – Missouri River Energy Services
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Lakeland Electric
  • Award of Merit – Lansing Board of Water & Light
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – City Utilities of Springfield
  • Award of Merit – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Clark Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – Guam Power Authority

 

Class C: Gross revenues of $75 million-$199,999,999

 
Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Merit – City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • Award of Merit – City of Edmond
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Grant PUD
  • Award of Merit – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Merit – City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Kissimmee Utility Authority

 

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million

 
Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Azusa Light & Water
  • Award of Merit – City of Colton Electric Utility
  • Award of Merit – Moreno Valley Utility
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Nebraska Rural Electric Association
  • Award of Merit – Detroit Lakes Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Mason PUD 3
  • Award of Merit – Nebraska Rural Electric Association
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Award of Merit – Burlington Electric Department
  • Award of Merit – Lansdale Electric Department
  • Award of Merit – Mason PUD 3