Press Release

Thirty public power electric utilities and utility organizations earn Public Power Communications Awards

Thirty public power electric utilities and utility organizations earned Excellence in Public Power Communications awards from the American Public Power Association. The awards were presented this week at the Association’s Customer Connections Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The annual awards recognize communications excellence 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 Mimi Collins, Director of Content Strategy at the National Association of Colleges and Employers; Sheila McLean, Midatlantic President at Markstein; and Bethany Orban, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

The winners are:

Class A: Gross revenues of $400 million or more                           

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Omaha Public Power District
  • Award of Excellence – Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – City Utilities of Springfield
  • Award of Merit – Indiana Municipal Power Agency

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Austin Energy
  • Award of Excellence – City Utilities of Springfield
  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Award of Merit – Omaha Public Power District
  • Award of Merit – SMUD

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – City Utilities of Springfield
  • Award of Excellence – Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Award of Merit – Long Island Power Authority
  • Award of Merit – Orlando Utilities Commission

 

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

 Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Merit – Glendale Water & Power
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville Public Works Commission

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Award of Merit – Glendale Water & Power
  • Award of Merit – Grant County Public Utility District
  • Award of Merit – Lansing Board of Water & Light
  • Award of Merit – Lincoln Electric System
  • Award of Merit – Turlock Irrigation District

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Excellence – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Award of Merit – Grant County Public Utility District

 

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

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency
  • Award of Merit – Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency
  • Award of Merit – Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
  • Award of Merit – Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities

 

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Alameda Municipal Power
  • Award of Merit – Conway Corporation

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities
  • Award of Excellence – River Falls Municipal Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Burlington Electric Light Department
  • Award of Merit - Detroit Lakes Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Nebraska Rural Electric Association

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Excellence – Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities
  • Award of Merit – City of Mesa Energy Resources