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Awards recognize excellence in public power communications

Forty-three 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. 7, at the Association’s Customer Connections Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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 Kym Wootton, Vice President of Marketing at Esource; Evan Vaughan, Media Relations Officer at the American Wind Energy Association; Greg Alvarez, Deputy Director of External Communications and Public Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association; and Steve VanderMeer, Senior Vice President of Planning and Marketing at Hometown Connections.

The winners are:

Class A: Gross revenues of $400 million or more

Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc. in North Carolina
  • Award of Excellence – Orlando Utilities Commission in Florida
  • Award of Merit – Anaheim Pubic Utilities in California
  • Award of Merit – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in California
  • Award of Merit – Southern California Public Power Authority in California
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Florida Municipal Power Agency in Florida
  • Award of Excellence – Orlando Utilities Commission in Florida
  • Award of Merit – CPS Energy in Texas
  • Award of Merit – Tacoma Public Utilities in Washington
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc. in North Carolina
  • Award of Excellence – SMUD in California
  • Award of Merit – Long Island Power Authority in New York
  • Award of Merit – Tacoma Public Utilities in Washington

 

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

Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Fayetteville PWC in North Carolina
  • Award of Excellence – Kansas City Board of Public Utilities in Kansas
  • Award of Excellence – Lincoln Electric System in Nebraska
  • Award of Merit – Garland Power & Light in Texas
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Lakeland Electric in Florida
  • Award of Merit – Brownsville Public Utilities Board in Texas
  • Award of Merit – Chelan County PUD in Washington
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville PWC in North Carolina
  • Award of Merit – Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency in Minnesota 
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD in Washington
  • Award of Excellence – Missouri River Energy Services in South Dakota
  • Award of Merit – Lakeland Electric in Florida
  • Award of Merit – Lansing Board of Water & Light in Michigan
  • Award of Merit – Lincoln Electric System in Nebraska
  • Award of Merit – Platte River Power Authority in Colorado

 

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

Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority in Florida
  • Award of Excellence – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in California
  • Award of Merit – Beaches Energy in Florida
  • Award of Merit – Conway Corp in Arkansas
  • Award of Merit – Western Area Power Administration in Colorado
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Bryan Texas Utilities in Texas
  • Award of Excellence – Western Area Power Administration in Colorado
  • Award of Merit – Edmond Electric in Oklahoma
  • Award of Merit – Greenville Utilities Commission in North Carolina
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority in Florida
  • Award of Excellence – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in California
  • Award of Merit – Conway Corp in Arkansas
  • Award of Merit – Greenville Utilities Commission in North Carolina
  • Award of Merit – Keys Energy Services in Florida
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities in Texas

 

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million

Print/Digital
  • Award of Excellence – Alameda Municipal Power in California
  • Award of Excellence – City of Mesa Energy Resources in Arizona
  • Award of Merit – Mason PUD 3 in Washington
  • Award of Merit – Northwest Public Power Association in Washington
  • Award of Merit – Turlock Irrigation District in California
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Detroit Lakes Public Utilities in Minnesota
  • Award of Merit – Azusa Light & Water in California
  • Award of Merit – Turlock Irrigation District in California
Web/Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Burlington Electric Department in Vermont
  • Award of Excellence – Heartland Consumers Power District in South Dakota
  • Award of Excellence – Mason PUD 3 in Washington
  • Award of Merit – Florida Municipal Electric Association in Florida
  • Award of Merit – GEUS in Texas