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Forty-two public power electric utilities and utility organizations earn Public Power Communications Awards

Forty-two public power electric utilities and utility organizations earned Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards from the American Public Power Association. The awards were presented during APPA’s virtual Customer Connections Conference (October 27-28).

The annual awards recognize excellence in communications. The entries are 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.

This year’s awards were judged by Leigh McGuire, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Monitoring Association; Kesha Willis, Director of PR and Communications at the Society of Breast Imaging; and Gary Hunt, Communication Director at The Ohio Society of CPAs.

The winners are:

Class A: Gross revenues of $400 million or more

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – American Municipal Power, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence – CPS Energy
  • Award of Excellence – Indiana Municipal Power Agency
  • Award of Excellence – WPPI Energy
  • Award of Merit – Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Award of Merit – MEAG Power
  • Award of Merit - SMUD

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence - SMUD
  • Award of Excellence – Snohomish County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – CPS Energy
  • Award of Merit – Huntsville Utilities

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – American Municipal Power, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence - Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – Gainesville Regional Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Award of Merit – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Award of Merit – Energy Northwest
  • Award of Merit – Indiana Municipal Power Agency

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

 Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – Grant PUD
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Award of Merit – Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Grant PUD
  • Award of Excellence – Lincoln Electric System
  • Award of Excellence – Platte River Power Authority
  • Award of Excellence – Turlock Irrigation District
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville Public Works Commission

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Alabama Municipal Electric Authority
  • Award of Excellence – Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Award of Merit – Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Award of Merit - Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Award of Merit – Grant PUD
  • Award of Merit – Lincoln Electric System

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

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Edmond Electric
  • Award of Excellence – Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency
  • Award of Merit – CDE Lightband
  • Award of Merit – Longmont Power & Communications

Video

  • Award of Excellence – CDE Lightband
  • Award of Excellence – Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Award of Excellence – Ocala Electric Utility
  • Award of Merit – Loveland Water & Power

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Award of Excellence – Ocala Electric Utility
  • Award of Merit – CDE Lightband
  • Award of Merit - Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities
  • Award of Merit - Longmont Power & Communications

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Excellence – City of Garden City, Kansas
  • Award of Excellence – Mason County PUD 3
  • Award of Merit – City of Banning, California
  • Award of Merit – Elk River Public Utility District
  • Award of Merit – Mason County PUD No. 1

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Excellence – City of Banning, California
  • Award of Excellence – Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Award of Excellence – Kerrville Public Utility Board
  • Award of Merit – Elk River Public Utility District

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Excellence – Mason County PUD 3
  • Award of Merit – Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit - Florida Municipal Electric Association
  • Award of Merit – Heartland Consumers Power District