ElectriCities Earns National Recognition for Communications Efforts


ElectriCities wins two awards for outstanding communications from American Public Power Association

RALEIGH (OCT. 30, 2019) — An uplifting video produced by ElectriCities of North Carolina that highlights the dedication of public power lineworkers has won an award of excellence from the American Public Power Association’s Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards. ElectriCities won a second award for the redesign of its website last year.

The annual awards, presented at a national conference this week in New Orleans, recognize utilities that demonstrate outstanding work in print, digital, web, social media, and video communications.

“Our public power communities have important and inspiring stories to tell. I’m so proud of our team for bringing those stories to life and promoting the value that public power brings to North Carolina communities,” said Michelle Vaught, ElectriCities Vice President of Communications. “We work hard to clearly and creatively communicate the value of public power and this recognition is a testament to that hard work paying off.”

ElectriCities partnered with Centerline Digital, a digital communications firm based in Raleigh, on both projects.


About the American Public Power Association

APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. It 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 93,000 people they employ. The association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.

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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