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How do you keep your community on the cutting edge of energy technology is all about education.¬† Find out how utilities are sharing technology knowledge with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

Adding high-speed fiber-optic technology is a feat in rural areas. Valley Electric shared the news with its consumers highlighting benefits of fiber-optic technology, including public safety.

Solar has been a leader in misinformation since it became a common household term. Escambia River shares ten steps for consumers to take before going solar

Sharing new technology at your utility can be fun. Clearwater Power put SmartHub at its consumers’ fingertips with quippy dialogue.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities’ phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

If you are interested in reprinting Ruralite features, please contact info@ruralite.org or your local editor.

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Cooperatives, PUDs and MUDs are invested in their communities. Find out how utilities highlight local youth with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

It is always a good time to remind drivers to take precautions around school buses and utility vehicles. Many utilities gave safety reminders on their back pages, including Kittitas PUD.

How does your utility support youth education? Model your program after Valley Electric’s annual Fill the Bucket school supply drive in the share package.

Scholarships and youth programs are great opportunities to tell the stories of your local students, such as Graham County Electric’s feature story.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities’ phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

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Keeping your consumers safe goes beyond electricity.¬†Read what utilities are doing with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

Educating your consumers about emergency kits is evergreen content for every season. Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative gives a visual example and supplies list on its back page.

Scammers are getting more and more creative with their techniques. Keep your consumers educated with tips to protect their personal information and money. Use Mt. Wheeler’s share package feature.

Provide timely information about your climate. Northern Lights runs a feature story every year about summer storm season with a list of supplies and tips to help consumers prepare.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities’ phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

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Inside the Magazine: July

Inside the Magazine: July


Posted By on Jul 12, 2017

How does your utility work? As communicators, it is your duty to create clear messages to inform your consumers about everything from energy mix to scholarships. See what these utilities are doing with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

Golden Valley Electric Association gets relatable to its consumers with a fun back page graphic explaining its generation sources.

Consumers Power Inc. shares a sidebar that answers the basic questions about its prepay program. Incorporating the colors of its logo helps the information stand out. The article is available in the share package.

It’s monsoon season in Arizona. Graham County Electric Cooperative shared safety tips for downed power lines, lightning and dust storms with a dramatic picture of downed lines.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities’ phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

If you are interested in reprinting Ruralite features, please contact info@ruralite.org or your local editor.

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Inside the Magazine: June

Inside the Magazine: June


Posted By on Jun 7, 2017

Your utility has valuable services. Yet, do consumers know the “why” and “how” of your programs and resources? Find new designs and article concepts with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

Wells Rural Electric Cooperative’s new website was a collaboration between the utility and members. Its photo forward feature introduces the new website to members with a brief explanation of why and how the website was rebuilt.

How many years have you been a magazine member? Lassen Municipal Utility District took its consumers on a trip back in time to the beginning of Lassen’s Ruralite magazine with a historically rich article. See the share package for the full article, and request to run it in your edition.

In most editorial content, Q&A format is frowned upon. When it comes to annual meeting articles that tend to be a cumbersome read, Umatilla Electric Cooperative decided to simplify its approach. The utility addressed the most important questions discussed at the annual meeting with to the point answers.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

If you are interested in reprinting Ruralite features, please contact info@ruralite.org or your local editor.

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Inside the Magazine: May

Inside the Magazine: May


Posted By on May 3, 2017

There are many routine messages you have to communicate to your consumers on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis. See how these utilities are keeping repetitive information fresh. Get ideas from Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

May’s feature package is swimming with salmon. From Clearwater’s hatchery story to Golden Valley’s salmon education, fish and the waters they inhabit are hot topics. How can you highlight local flora and fauna in your features?

How do you communicate capital credits? In the share package, you will find Blachly-Lane and Consumers Power’s eye-catching layouts, available for your utility to use.

What services does your utility offer seasonally? Parkland Light & Power Co. used its back page to highlight annual backflow testing.

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Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of the features in the share package, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission. We include a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in the share package.

If you are interested in reprinting Ruralite features, please contact info@ruralite.org or your local editor.

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