ElectriCities Awarded for Communications Excellence by the American Public Power Association


RALEIGH, N.C. (November 4, 2021) — ElectriCities has been recognized by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its communications efforts, earning an Award of Excellence in the print/digital category for its 2020 Annual Report.

ElectriCities is one of only 38 public power electric utilities and utility organizations that earned Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards from APPA this year. The national awards were presented during APPA’s Customer Connections Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, and recognize public power organizations demonstrating outstanding work in three categories: print/digital, web/social media, and video.

Lori Patterson, Brand + Creative Design Strategist at ElectriCities, receives Award of Excellence from Tobias Sellier, Senior Director, Media Relations & Communications at APPA

The ElectriCities Annual Report, shared with members and their communities, is a way for public power communities to connect over shared projects and learn from one another. The 2020 report celebrates five member utilities’ efforts to align with ElectriCities’ five strategic priorities: communicating the value of public power, workforce development, continuous improvement, grid modernization, and wholesale power cost. They did so while facing an above-average hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic.

“As communicators, our job is to showcase the value of public power across all communication channels,” said Elizabeth Kadick, Manager of Communications at ElectriCities. “These stories of commitment to excellence despite unprecedented challenges show that public power providers continue to rise to the occasion and raise the bar for themselves to continue to provide the reliable service their customers expect. We’re proud to share these stories and thrilled to be recognized on a national level for the important work we do on behalf of our member communities.”

In 2020, ElectriCities won an Award of Merit in the web/social media category for its Outage Communication Resources webpage and an Award of Excellence in the video category for its “How I Got Into Energy” feature.


About the American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 96,000 people they employ. The association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Learn more at www.publicpower.org.


About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.

Visit www.electricities.com to learn more about the benefits of public power and how ElectriCities helps communities keep the lights on through access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.

Media contact
Deb Clark
Supervisor, External Communications, ElectriCities

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