BPU Receives Excellence in Public Power Communications Award
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) was among 56 public power electric utilities to earn an award from the American Public Power Association for their most recent communications materials.
The awards were presented at the association’s Customer Connections Conference in Orlando, Florida.
APPA conducts the Excellence in Public Power Communications to encourage and recognize excellence in communications. This year’s entries were judged in three separate entry categories: print/digital, web/social media and video. Awards were given to utilities that showed ingenuity and creativity in copy; design; financial data; graphics; organization; social media interaction; video editing; web layout and interactivity, as well as communicating the utility’s special story.
BPU was presented the Award of Excellence in the print/digital category for its community solar marketing campaign.
More than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities are represented by APPA providing electricity to more than 48 million customers across the nation.
BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 65,000 electric and 51,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.