Heartland earns third consecutive annual report award

Ten public power electric utilities have earned awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their most recent annual reports. The awards were presented today at the association’s Customer Connections Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Heartland was one recipient, earning an Award of Merit for ourĀ 2011 Annual Report in the Class D print category for the third consecutive year.

“Congratulations on your fine communications efforts,” said APPA President and CEO Mark Crisson. “Your annual report represents a committed effort to excellence on the part of the utility and your publications department. I want to commend all HCPD staff involved.”

Heartland experienced many successes in 2011, including the addition of the first joint action agency to our customer base and our newest and largest generating resource coming online. We also expanded upon our energy efficiency program, Power Forward, and helped customers grow with loans, grants and rebates as part of our economic development program. Heartland’s 2011 Annual Report includes these and other highlights from the past year as well as our financial statements. It is available for viewing on our website, as well as previous years’ winning reports, at www.hcpd.com/newsmedia/annualreport.

APPA conducts the annual report contest to encourage and recognize excellence in communications. The reports are judged in two categories: digital and print. Awards are given to utilities’ reports that show an ingenuity and creativity in copy, design, financial data, graphics, organization and communicating the utility’s special story.

Entrants are separated by class based on gross annual electric revenue. Class D represents entrants with gross revenues of less than $75 million. Other Class D winners include Longmont, Colo., Power & Communications earning the Award of Merit, and Columbia River PUD, St. Helens, Ore. earning the Award of Excellence.

For a complete list of winners, visit www.publicpower.org.

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