Congratulations go out to our clients at Black Hills Energy, which provides electric and natural gas service to nearly 290,000 customers in 119 Colorado communities. Black Hills Energy has been named the winner of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2021 Advocacy Excellence Award in the small to mid-cap utility category.

EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned utilities, which provide power to more than 220 million Americans.

Black Hills Energy, a Linhart PR client since 2014, was recognized for “Preserving the Right to Serve: Black Hills Energy Pueblo, Colo. Franchise Protection Plan,” which tells the story of a multi-year effort to defeat a municipalization campaign, defend the company’s electric service franchise and help the community avoid the costs and risks of a government utility takeover. Linhart PR was part of the Black Hills Energy Franchise Protection Team, which developed and implemented the successful, award-winning plan.

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