California POUs Win NWPPA Excellence in Communications Awards
Monday, September 23, 2019
Section: CMUA News

Silicon Valley Power won a People's Choice award for Best Photo of Employees.

Six publicly owned utilities from California were recognized with Excellence in Commjunications awards from the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), during the Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference in Tulalip, Wash., on Tuesday, September 17.

The categories were divided into four groups, with Group A utilities having the smallest number of
customers and Group D having the largest.

In addition to the award winners listed below, Roseville Electric Utility and Silicon Valley Power won People's Choice awards for photography.

Annual Report

Group D: 3rd place -- Roseville Electric Utility


Group C: 3rd Place -- Alameda Municipal Power (The Flash)

Group D: 2nd place -- Silicon Valley Power (Outlet); 3rd place: Turlock Irrigation District (The Wire)

Advertising Campaign

Group D: 2nd place -- Silicon Valley Power (Delivering Possibilities)

Internal Communication

Group C: 3rd place -- Redding Electric Utility (The Inside Line)
Group D: 3rd place -- SMUD (SMUD Cares Campaign)


Group D: 2nd place -- Turlock Irrigation District (

Social Media

Group D: 2nd place -- Silicon Valley Power (Facebook); 3rd place -- Turlock Irrigation District (Facebook/Twitter)

Wild Card

Group D: 1st place -- Turlock Irrigation District (Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency Videos)

Read the full results in this NWPPA announcement (PDF download).