Just a little reminder that Cleveland Public Power’s 2nd Annual Solar Sprint is coming up! This is an awesome event for your students in grades 3-8 to exercise their math, science and creativity skills.
Workshops are planned to give them an overview before head back to their studios and create masterpieces! The process promotes teamwork and a renewed interest in STEM subjects.
Sign up your student today – you won’t regret it!
The thrill of racing! West Side Boys & Girls Team members cheer on their entry. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)
We’re gearing up for the 2nd Annual Cleveland Public Power Solar Sprint and we’re looking for Cleveland students interested in building their own race cars! If you have youngsters who like to take things apart and put them back together, who find enjoyment in math and science or who have a creative flair – they are the perfect candidate!
In an effort to engage and educate our community on the use of renewable energy sources, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) hosted its first Solar Sprint last fall and it was a huge success. Students participated from the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Charles E. Mooney and Tremont Montessori as well as The Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland, among others.
Contestants await the signal to start their cars. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)
The Sprint is a miniature solar-powered car race. However, before you get to racing, you have to build your car. To build your prize-winning vehicle, each team will purchase a Solar Sprint Kit for $24*, containing all of the basic necessities i.e., solar panel, motor, and other necessities; however the bulk of the car is left to the ingenuity and imagination of the students.
There are two divisions for the competition – Junior and Senior. Juniors are students in grades 3-5 and seniors represent those in grades 6-8.
Spectators enjoy the race. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)
So to join the fun we need for you to do the following:
- Recruit team members (teams must have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of four)
- Attend one of the Solar Sprint Engineering Workshops on Saturday, September 12th or Saturday, September 19th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- Build your race car
- Compete on Saturday, October 10 during Cleveland Public Power’s Annual Public Power Week Open House!
For more information call CPP’s Marketing Department at 216-664-3922.
*The $24 fee will be refunded on race day.
Cleveland Public Power:
Remembering one of Cleveland’s own.
Originally posted on Straight from City Hall:
“It is not often that someone is able to come along and impact the history of a city and nation as Congressman Louis Stokes did.
Mayor Jackson and Congressman Louis Stokes
The City of Cleveland’s success, history, and people were profoundly influenced by his work as a public servant. Cleveland’s progress as a city is directly tied to Congressman Stokes’ leadership and his career acts as a model for many on how to serve with integrity and dignity.
The best way to honor Congressman Stokes is to remember the Stokes Era in Cleveland that he began along with his brother, the honorable Ambassador and Mayor Carl B. Stokes. Theirs is a legacy that is embedded within the past and future of Cleveland.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Congressman Louis Stokes during this difficult time. Cleveland and the nation has lost a true champion of the people…
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Ohio State Senator Sandra Williams of Cleveland, (pictured fourth from the right) joined several legislative leaders and key staff on a tour of AMP hydroelectric facilities last week. (Photo courtesy of AMP)
Ohio legislative leaders and key staff toured AMP’s Belleville and Willow Island facilities on Aug. 10 to gain a better knowledge of run-of-the-river hydroelectric generation. Legislators in attendance included Sens. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) and Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), and Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance). All three are members of the Ohio Energy Mandates Study Committee, with Balderson serving as co-chair. AMP’s hydro development on the Ohio River has made the organization an industry expert and many policymakers in AMP’s footprint reach out to us as a resource for information.
Written by Michael Beirne – assistant vice president of government affairs & publications
CPD officers to play exhibition baseball game with Cleveland Youth as part of Major League Baseball’s “PlayBall” Initiative
CLEVELAND – On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Cleveland residents are invited to participate in Mayor Jackson’s 32nd annual “Night out Against Crime”. The “Night out Against Crime” is an opportunity for Clevelanders to come together as One Cleveland and strengthen their communities. “Night out Against Crime” events will occur in each of the city’s four police districts with the main event taking place at League Park on 6601 Lexington Ave from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on August 4.
Highlighting this year’s “Night out against Crime” event will be an exhibition baseball game played at the historic League Park between Cleveland Police Officers and youth from the City of Cleveland’s youth baseball league with support from the Cleveland Indians. The exhibition game is being played as a part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative. The month of August has been designated as “Play Ball Month” in cities nationwide. US Mayors are implementing the initiative in their respective city with the goal of strengthening bonds between families and
communities with baseball through baseball-related activities.
Neighborhood District events will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at each of the locations listed below and will feature police and public safety vehicles, free health screenings, refreshments and activities for the entire family!
Additional Neighborhood Event Locations:
• 1st District – Jefferson Park, W. 132nd & Lorain
• 2nd District – Steelyard Commons, I-71/Jennings Freeway
• 3rd District – King Kennedy, E. 64th & Bundy Dr.
• 4th District – Life Skills (Parking lot), 12201 Larchmere Rd.
For more information, call 216-664-3290. The “Night out Against Crime” events are sponsored by Cleveland Public Power (CPP), City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, Cleveland Airport System and Cleveland Water.
CPP linemen Phil Dates and Joe Worthy work on connecting wires.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 18, 2015, CPP was honored with the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation for its commitment to the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.
“Receiving the RP3 platinum designation for a second two-year term means a lot to us,” said Ivan Henderson, Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power. “It’s an honor to be recognized on a national level for the work we are doing here in Cleveland. It is a testament to the dedication of our employees to their community,” he said. The RP3 designation comes in three levels – gold, platinum and diamond.
Commissioner Henderson also said the recognition confirms the work that CPP has done over the last several years to position itself as a leader in the electric utility industry. “I am proud to say that as a team we succeeded.”
The RP3 program designates four specific areas to measure a utility’s adequacy in providing system proficiency. Reliability represents 30 percent of the total points required; safety and work development each represent 25 percent and system improvement makes up the remaining 20 percent. Criteria within each designated area are based upon sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to a safe and reliable delivery of service.