Join Cleveland Public Power in celebrating Public Power Week by taking a night bicycle ride through downtown Cleveland!
Over the last few years, biking has really gained momentum in Cleveland, and in an effort to showcase our town and highlight the benefits of bicycling CPP invites the public to join in on the fun!
The ride will provide great exercise. an intimate tour of downtown Cleveland and it has the potential to generate enough power to light a home for a month!
You see if we can get 600 riders travelling at 10 mph, that physical power, when converted into kilowatt-hours, would power a home. Just a cool tidbit to shoot for!
So gather up your friends and join us for a ride around town. If you need more information give us a call at 216.664.3922 ext. 172 or 254.
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!
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
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.
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has designated the month of May, 2015 as Electric Safety Month. To raise awareness on the many electrical safety hazards that residents can prevent, Cleveland Public Power will utilize its social media platforms to promote tips that will aid in keeping residents and customers safe.
CPP is following the leader of The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace through education, awareness and advocacy.
The ESFI reports that annually there are 418 civilian deaths related to electrical home structure fires. The financial impact of these fires amounts to more than $1.4 billion annually, and more than six people are electrocuted weekly in the United States.
We encourage you to check back throughout the month to learn how you can keep your family safe!
In honor of TT (Throwback Thursday) we introduce the man behind Cleveland Municipal Electric Light and Power, Muny Light or as we know it today Cleveland Public Power.
Thomas Loftin Johnson (better known as Tom L. Johnson) was the 35th mayor of Cleveland between 1901 and 1909. He was born on July 18, 1854 near Georgetown, Kentucky. Although his formal education was relatively limited, Johnson was an extremely savvy businessman who established his social status with the wealthy and made quite a name for himself in politics as a highly acclaimed leader of the Democratic Party.
Tom L. Johnson, founder of Cleveland Municipal Electric Light & Power, now known as Cleveland Public Power (CPP).
Reformist Mayor Johnson has been revered as “the best mayor of the best governed city in America” by many. He made a significant impact on the city of Cleveland during his reign as mayor, and he ruled during a period where Cleveland was undergoing massive transformation. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the U.S. underwent incredible change, and the principal driving forces to these changes were the shift from a predominantly agricultural economy to a much more industrialized one; this change also brought blatant social changes to America. Johnson’s platform – to serve the people and not special interests were simply stated as he was a huge advocate of public ownership of public utilities… “I believe in municipal ownership of all public service monopolies… because if you do not own them, they will in time own you. They will rule your politics, corrupt your institutions and finally destroy your liberties!” is a quote that currently hangs on the wall in the lobby area of CPP’s administration building.