Today is the first day of Public Power Week! Here at Cleveland Public Power (CPP) we are excited about a week of activities highlighting the importance of Public Power while thanking the men and women who keep the lights on and our valued customers who believe in giving “Power to the People.”
Nationally, the first full week of October of each year is designated as “Public Power Week,” and it affords locally owned and operated utilities an opportunity to showcase the benefits they offer to their communities. CPP will join more than 2,000 other utilities in celebrating the advantages providing locally grown and locally operated electricity to its residents.
To kick-off the week, Cleveland Public Power joins Cleveland Slow Roll, a local biking advocacy group, in hosting a night ride through Cleveland neighborhoods. This ride demonstrates the utility’s commitment to the community, promotes physical health and safe biking while also offering fun facts about physical energy. Did you know that 600 riders, pedaling at a speed of 10 mph will generate enough power to light a home for nearly a month? Come out and help us meet that number.
On Wednesday, October 4th, CPP will thank its customers for their continued support with “Coffee and Donuts” in the lobby of the Carl B. Stokes Public Utilities Building from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
To further demonstrate its commitment to the community, Cleveland Public Power concludes the week with its Open House where attendees can see how power is transmitted to their homes; learn how to be safe around electricity and engage youth in the 4th Annual Solar Sprint, which highlights renewable energy.
The Solar Sprint is a highlight of this event and more than 30 local teams representing students in grades 3-8 are anxiously preparing their vehicles to claim bragging rights as the fastest car in the race. They will demonstrate their knowledge of engineering, aerodynamics and show their creative flair.
The Solar Sprint kicks off at Noon with the Open House beginning at the conclusion of racing. For more information on the event, call 216-857-2624.