Posts by Megan McKoy-Noe


Mahalo for Wearing Masks

Mahalo for Wearing Masks


Posted By on Jul 29, 2020

Learn how the #UtilityPioneers at Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative, Hawaii, used mask mandates as an opportunity to support local businesses and creatively share their story!

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As the number of journalists decline, public power communicators face new challenges when trying to get coverage of utility activities. Do you know how to connect with media and get your story out there?

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A freelance writer asked us for phone interview advice last month, so we turned to the experts: the NewsData reporting team. These reporters cover energy and natural gas policy across the Western U.S. and Canada. We hope their insights help strengthen your reporting in a social-distance world!

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Tired of sharing social distance and hand washing reminders? Some utilities are switching up social and local page content by looking for positive, sharable moments. In Florida, a co-op’s #PoweredbyPositivity posts capture how staff and community support each other, while a Pennsylvania utility staff focus on thankful moments. Stay positive with these ideas from your peers!

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How can utilities hold consumer meetings in a new social-distance world? Not all public power utilities meet regularly with consumers, but electric cooperatives are required to allow all members to vote at annual meetings. Learn how some electric cooperatives are opting for online streaming, call-in or drive-by annual meetings.

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