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Electric Generation – Throwback Thursday

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Many years ago Cleveland Public Power generated electricity along the Marginal on Lake Erie. Many of you are familiar with the site, but not because of CPP – you recognize the Whale Wall. The photos below show CPP operations in the early days!

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CPP operations during the heyday of electric generation.

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Bringing power to the Theater District


Did you know that Cleveland’s grand Theater District is the second largest in the United States? We’re second only to New York’s Broadway! Cleveland Public Power has proudly served the Playhouse Square District for more than 20 years and we are excited about the planned upgrades to add even more opulence to this section of Cleveland. In the 1920’s when Cleveland was growing at staggering rates and streetcars were the norm, Euclid Avenue and Playhouse Square looked a little like this:

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A 1928 view of Playhouse Square from clevelandmemory.org

As Cleveland rejuvenates and the Theater District continues to grow Playhouse Square will look like this:

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A rendering of the Cleveland Playhouse Theater District of tomorrow. (Photo provided by Playhouse Square Development)


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Let’s Talk Turkey – frying safety tips

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If a deep fried turkey is on your menu please remember the tips we’ve listed here. (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

Everything tastes better when it’s fried… so why not fry your Thanksgiving turkey, as opposed to baking it the traditional way!  Although fried turkeys are absolutely delicious, they pose a slew of safety concerns.  Thousands of fires, deaths, and injuries occur each year due to turkey fryer fires… so here are five helpful safety tips with what you need to know before setting up your fryer.

  1. Keeping Clevelanders Safe!  Never fry a turkey indoors, and make sure that you set up your fryer at least 10 feet away from your home.  Do not cook your turkey on your back deck – cooking oil is combustible and if it is heated beyond its cooking temperature, its vapors can ignite.  Keep all children and pets away.  Be sure to never leave it unattended.
  2. The Flats!  Make sure set your fryer on level ground; this will ensure that the oil level is being gauged accurately and that the oil is steady.
  3. Talking turkey! Make sure that your turkey is between 10 and 15 pounds because larger birds are more likely to burn on the outside before the inside is fully cooked.  Also, be sure that your turkey is completely thawed and dry; this will prevent the oil from bubbling furiously and spilling over.
  4. How about this Cleveland weather!  We all know that Thanksgivings in Cleveland can vary from warm and sunny, to brutally cold and snowy…  therefore, please be cognizant of the weather before planning to fry your turkey outdoors because if rain or snow strikes exposed hot cooking oil, the result can lead to property damage and/or serious injury.
  5. Cleveland Fire Department to the rescue!  Be proactive as opposed to reactive; therefore, test your cooking equipment in advance to ensure it is functioning properly.  Keep a fire extinguisher nearby at all times in the event that the oil ignites. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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Join CPP at Winterfest 2013


There is a chill in the air and the forecast calls for snow. A week from today, we’ll all gather with family and friends and offer Thanks for our many blessings. Friday will officially start the shopping season and on Saturday you can all join Cleveland Public Power at the 2013 Winterfest Celebration in downtown Cleveland!

It’s a day filled with activities, food and fun! Check us out next week in the Renaissance Hotel on Public Square. To offer a glimpse into the fun, below are photos from Winterfest 2011 for this Throwback Thursday!

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Scenes from Winterfest 2011. (Photos by Shelley M. Shockley)

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November 21, 2013 · 4:46 pm

Lineworkers increase system reliability

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Welcome to Transformation Tuesday! This week we’re going to spotlight Lineworkers.

In the power industry, a line worker’s job is to maintain the distribution system. This includes repairing lines, fixing street lights, installing new facilities that serve houses or businesses within your community, and troubleshooting and fixing problems. Lineworkers are also on standby (on call) in the event of a storm or outage emergency.

Lineworkers are trained to always be prepared for the unexpected as it is a hazardous job dealing with electricity and heights. Safety is a critical part of a lineworker’s day-to-day responsibilities, and technicians must be competent and familiar with safety regulations.

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CPP linemen Phil Dates and Joe Worthy work on connecting wires.

The job of a lineworker is a big commitment. Lineworkers will usually have about 8,000 hours of on-the-job training during their four-year apprenticeship. They also need 250 hours of academic classes, which include electric courses, and classes on the math and science behind electricity and the electric system.

A regular day for a lineworker includes performing hands-on maintenance, sometimes in very stressful and inclement situations, to make sure your community’s power is as reliable as possible.

This Post was developed in partnership with American Municipal Power, Inc.

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Get a 4-Pack of CFL bulbs free!

Save $ when you like Efficiency Smart on Facebook.

Save $ when you like Efficiency Smart on Facebook.

Throughout the month of November, Cleveland Public Power’s (CPP) partner Efficiency Smart will give customers of CPP a four pack of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free if you “Like” Efficiency Smart’s Facebook page.

That’s all it takes and you can begin saving on your monthly electric bill. If you don’t believe me, just log on and hit the “Like” button, and then click on “Get Free CFLs “.

So just in time for Thanksgiving you can begin saving approximately $2 each month, which equals a total savings of $24 a year and $160 for the life of the bulb.

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Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!  If you’re expecting any ninja turtles, princesses, or ghouls and goblins tonight please turn on your porch light, and please be extra vigilant. If you’ll be chaperoning them we have some safety tips for you courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Going trick-or-treating? Follow these tips:

  • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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