[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_video _id=”4″ ][cs_element_text _id=”5″ ][cs_content_seo]EEC’s writing clients benefit from John’s 30 years of industry expertise as a daily energy journalist, media relations representative, and market researcher and writer. He knows the difference between CSAPR and Casper, and he can crisply explain that to your audience, whether it’s for a customer or employee newsletter, annual report, thought-leadership article, or ghost-written article in an industry trade publication.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”6″ ][cs_content_seo]Writing Samples\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_video _id=”7″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”8″ ][cs_content_seo]Writing Clients\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion _id=”9″ ][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”10″ ][cs_content_seo]Annual Reports\n\nSeveral of the annual reports EEC has written for clients have won awards, which are designated below.

Central Municipal Power Agency and Services (CMPAS), MN 

2020 Annual Report — Award of Merit, American Public Power Association
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

 Roseville Electric Utility, City of Roseville, CA

2017 Annual Report Powerful Future. Transformative Ideas – Award of Excellence (Annual Report), NWPPA, (3rd Place)
2016 Annual Report Life is Electric
2015 Annual Report Behind the Switch
2014 Annual Report We Power Your Future – First Place, Northwest Public Power Assn.

Roseville Environmental Utilities

2017 Annual ReportConnections
2016 Annual Report Where Utilities Meet Life
2015 Annual Report Connecting to the Environment

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA)

2017 Annual Report This Is the Story of 2017 Restored — Award of Excellence, American Public Power Association; Golden Image Award, PRSA Florida Chapter
2015 Annual Report Gather ‘Round, Nine Stories That Matter — Award of Merit, American Public Power Association

\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”11″ ][cs_content_seo]Employee Communications\n\n
Redding Electric Utility (CA) Employee Newsletter, The Inside Line – NWPPA Award of Excellence, Internal Communication (3rd Place), 2019

August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
December 2018
October 2018
September 2018

\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”12″ ][cs_content_seo]Customer Communications\n\nThe EEC Way: Outside Perspective, Industry ExpertiseRead the EEC Case Study on Utility Customer Newsletters here.

City of Palo Alto 2021 Water Quality Report: Our Water, Our Future
City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) Customer Brochure (2021)

Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) Customer Newsletter

October 2021
May 2021

Burbank Water and Power (CA) Customer Newsletter, Currents

July 2022
April 2022
November 2021
June 2021
February 2021
June 2020
March 2020
October 2019
June 2019
May 2019

Redding Electric Utility (CA) Customer Newsletter, Redding Connects

August 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
August 2018

Owatonna Public Utilities Customer Update

July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017

Simply Better — Central Hudson Gas & ElectricAbout 40% of homes in New York are heated with fuel oil. Central Hudson Gas & Electric, an upstate New York combination utility, is trying to convince homeowners in its service territory to switch from fuel oil to natural gas to heat their homes. They are using a monthly newsletter, Simply Better, as one of their main marketing tactics. EEC writes the copy for Simply Better.

Connections, OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission)Energy efficiency programs and residential rebates offered by OUC—The Reliable One® were the featured topics that EEC wrote copy for in a variety of OUC’s publications including its monthly customer newsletters, newspaper advertorials, customer brochures and the website.
 \n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”13″ ][cs_content_seo]News Articles & Trade Industry Publications\n\n
U.S. Power Outlook 2023 (Turbomachinery Handbook 2022)

Relay magazine, Florida Municipal Electric Association (Winter 2022-2023)

Personal Professional Development
Veterans to the Workforce Rescue
Becoming an Employer of Choice

Relay magazine, Florida Municipal Electric Association (Fall 2022)

Need for Advocacy
Ready, Set, Lobby!
Throughout the Decades

Countering Misinformation in Your Community, Public Power (Sept/Oct 2022)
Advocate Continually Using Words and Deeds, Relay magazine
Dissecting the Federal Infrastructure Law, Public Power (July – August 2022)

Relay magazine, Florida Municipal Electric Association (Summer 2022)

Evolving to Meet Changing Customer Expectations (GRU)
FMEA Members Elevate Their Efforts Against Utility Scams
Florida’s Public Power Utilities: Looking Through the Eyes of Their Customers to Better Meet Their Needs

Relay magazine, Florida Municipal Electric Association (Spring 2022)

Money Well-spent: How Investments in Electric Infrastructure Boost Reliability, Resiliency & Customer Satisfaction
Protecting Honey Bees, Sea Turtles, Osprey & Cattle: Drone Use Brings Unexpected Benefits to Florida Communities
Transforming the Florida Public Power Customer Experience with AMI

Gauging the Future of Hydro Power, California Water & Power (Winter 2022)
Choosing Strategic Partners Wisely: How Public Power Vets Third-Party Services, Public Power (November – December 2021)
“Beneficial Electrification” Mandate Provides Holiday Bonus for Move to Decarbonize Fed Buildings, EnergyTech  (Dec 21, 2021)
Getac and FirstNet: When Information and Communication are a Matter of Life or Death, (T&D World for Getac) November 2021
Despite Federal Impediments, Healthcare Systems Pursue Decarbonization, (Energy Tech) November 3, 2021
ESG Performance Seen as Mark of Quality Management, EnergyTech (Oct 1, 2021)
Microgrid and BESS Interest Growing Across North America, EnergyTech (Sept 22, 2021)
Renewables Costs Improving for Big C&I Players, EnergyTech (Sept 15, 2021)
A Big Boost for Microgrids: Reliability, Resilience and Favorable Economics, Public Power (July/August 2021)
A Fair Deal: Sparking Beneficial Economic Development, Public Power (March/April 2021)
Communicating Through Crises, California Water & Power  (Winter 2021)
A Proactive Approach to Protect Clean Water, California Water and Power (Summer 2020)
A Seat at the Trading Table: Public Power and the Energy Imbalance Markets, Public Power (July/August 2020)
Drastic Measures: Power Shutoffs an Inflection Point for Power and Water Providers, California Water & Power (Winter 2020)
Maintaining a Culture of Safety in the 21st Century, Public Power (November/December 2019)
Soft Skills Pivot, California Water & Power (Fall 2019)
Excellence in Governance, Public Power (May/June 2019)
Designing for Extremes: Battery Storage in the Mojave Desert, POWER (February 2019)
Energy Storage Evolution, California Water & Power (Winter 2019)
Redding Electric Utility Delivers on Its Mission by Helping Those in Need, (September 2018)
When Your Community Wants Renewables: Making Changes, Meeting Demand, Public Power (May 2018)
Do Unto Others…Going for Gold In Customer Service, Public Power (2017)
Face-to-Face Communications Is Powerful, Postdigital Communications Tool, Natural Gas & Electricity (2017)
\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”14″ ][cs_content_seo]Thought-Leadership Articles & Case Studies\n\nIf your organization has a small marketing budget but a lot of big ideas, producing a thought-leadership article can lead to greater visibility in the utility industry. EEC has written several of these types of articles and detailed Research Notes on strategic trends in the energy industry.

Future-Proofing Your Utility with an Improved Customer Experience, Questline Digital (2022)
Case Study: Succession: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late — ServLine by HomeServe (Summer 2021)
Case Study: ServLine Lost Water Product —ServLine by HomeServe (May 2021)
Texas’ Deep Freeze and Transmission in the Lone Star State — Original work published in T & D World, March 30, 2021, reprinted courtesy of Endeavor Business Media, LLC.
Beating Peak Electric Demand, and Severe Weather with Apogee Interactive Videos — Apogee Interactive, Inc., 2017
Driving Member Satisfaction, and Lowering Costs with Personalized Video Messaging — Apogee Interactive, Inc., 2017
Ascend: How Power and Utilities Chief Audit and Chief Risk Officers Can Move Up To the Executive Table — PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) April 2016

“Flipping the switch: Turning Disruption into Opportunity in 2016,” PwC (February 2016)

\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”15″ ][cs_content_seo]Press Releases\n\n
BWP Wins Prestigious National Award for Electric Reliability – Burbank Water and Power (2021)
$50 Million and Counting: The Benefits of Local Ownership – Redding Electric Utility (2018)
National Night Out — More Safety at Lower Cost! – Redding Electric Utility (2018)
This Father’s Day, Celebrate Your Dad but Skip the Mylar Balloons – Redding Electric Utility (2018)
\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_accordion][cs_element_text _id=”16″ ][cs_content_seo]Below is a listing of EEC writing clients:

American Gas Association (VA)
American Public Power Association (VA)
Apogee Interactive, Inc. (GA)
Black & Veatch (KS)
City of Boulder, Colorado (CO)
Burbank Water & Power (CA)
Central Hudson Gas & Electric (NY)
Central Municipal Power Agency Services (CMPAS) (MN)
Delaware Municipal Electric Association (DE)
Doosan GridTech (WA)
DroneLogBook (NV)
Endeavor Business Media (TN)
Energy Central (CO)
Florida Municipal Electric Association (FL)
HomeServe USA (CT)
Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IN)
Industrial Info Resources (TX)
Kissimmee Utility Authority (FL)
McKinsey & Co. (Global)
Midwest Energy (KS)
Nebraska Power Association (NE)
NorthWestern Energy (MT)
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OH)
Ohio Cooperative Living magazine (OH)
Omaha Public Power District (NE)
Orlando Utilities Commission (FL)
Questline Digital (OH)
City of Palo Alto Utilities
PricewaterhouseCoopers (TX)
Riverside Public Utilities (CA)
Roseville (CA) Electric Utility (CA)
Roseville Environmental Utilities (CA)
ScottMadden, Inc. (NC)
Industrial Info Resources (TX)
Transmission & Distribution World magazine (IL)
Western Energy magazine (OR)
WPPI Energy (WI)