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Celebrate Public Power Week with CPP

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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.

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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.

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Have you registered your student for the CPP Solar Sprint Workshops?

This could be your student! Register today for the 2017 Solar Sprint Workshops.

The crisp air reminds us that it’s time for our annual Solar Sprint Workshops and we’re excited to see a new group of students test their skills on the track. Have you registered your students? If not, what are you waiting for, this is a great opportunity to have fun while learning new skills or perfecting existing skills.

If you’re not familiar with the Sprint, continue reading to learn all about it!

The Sprint is an opportunity for students to learn while building their own miniature solar-powered car. The race promotes,  partnerships as each team will consist of a minimum of two people and a maximum of four.

Each team will buy a Solar Sprint Kit for $24 (refunded after competition), provided by CPP, containing  basic necessities, i.e., solar panel, motor, and other necessities. The car’s design  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.

So to join the fun we need for you to do the following:

  1. Recruit team members (teams must have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of four)
  2. Attend one of the Solar Sprint Engineering Workshops on Saturday, September 9th or Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  3. Build your race car
  4. Compete on Saturday, October 7 during Cleveland Public Power’s  11th Annual Public Power Week Open House!

Complete the form below to receive your registration packet today!

 

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Registration open for CPP Solar Sprint

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Faces of competition! Two competitors in last year’s Cleveland Public Power Solar Sprint. (Photo by Ruggero Fatica/City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

We’re gearing up for the 4th 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 find enjoyment in math and science or who have a creative flair – they are the perfect candidate!

The Sprint is an opportunity for students to learn while building their own miniature solar-powered car. The race promotes,  partnerships as each team will consist of a minimum of two people and a maximum of four.

Each team will purchase a Solar Sprint Kit for $24 (refunded after competition), provided by CPP, containing all of the basic necessities, i.e., solar panel, motor, and other necessities. The car’s design  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.

So to join the fun we need for you to do the following:

  1. Recruit team members (teams must have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of four)
  2. Attend one of the Solar Sprint Engineering Workshops on Saturday, September 9th or Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  3. Build your race car
  4. Compete on Saturday, October 7 during Cleveland Public Power’s  11th Annual Public Power Week Open House!

To register for the Sprint complete the enclosed form and we will send you a Registration Packet either by email or USPS. Please be sure to complete all field and if you have any other questions or concerns, contact us at 216-664-3922.

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We’re Celebrating Public Power!

Public Power Week Demonstrates Power of Community

CPP Celebration Activities Open to All

This Oct. 3-8, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) will celebrate Public Power Week along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to more than 47 million Americans. Cleveland Public Power is dedicated to providing reliable and affordable service and takes pride in serving, and being a part of, the community. Public Power Week helps CPP share this message and show the power of community.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, CPP will host a series of family activities open to the community in celebration of Public Power Week.

  • A “Power Pedal” bike ride kicks off the day at 9am at the Whale Wall, 5251 North Marginal, Cleveland. Bicycle enthusiasts will ride through downtown Cleveland to demonstrate how much man power is needed to generate power for an entire house.
  • The third annual Solar Sprint begins at noon on East 13th at Lakeside Ave. with a record 22 teams of local students participating. This event highlights the importance of renewable energy and engages the students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities while having fun.
  • Finally, CPP’s tenth annual Open House will top off the celebration from noon until 5pm in the parking lot of CPP’s Administration Building, located at 1300 Lakeside Ave. Activities include demonstrations on how power is transmitted from substations to homes, rides in a bucket truck, face painting, and more family friendly activities for the community.

“Cleveland Public Power recognizes the importance of keeping the lights on for the people of Cleveland, and we strive to continuously find ways to do so with special dedication to reliability, safety and the environment… after all, this is our community – your power,” said CPP Commissioner Ivan Henderson.

In business for 110 years, CPP is the largest municipal power company in the state of Ohio. Today, CPP boasts 36 substations throughout the city of Cleveland and serves more than 70,000 residential and commercial customers. CPP remains strong, safe and reliable as it strategically positions itself for the future. As one of the most reliable systems in the nation, CPP’s employees want its customers to know that they are committed to continuing to provide quality service for the next 100 years… you can Count on it!

Public Power Week is a national event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community and state-owned electric utilities.

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Register today, for CPP’s 3rd Annual Solar Sprint!

web IMG_8953School bells are beginning to ring in Cleveland, and with the start of a new year begins planning for Cleveland Public Power’s Annual Solar Sprint.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, will mark the third year the city’s public electric company has sponsored the Solar Sprint in an effort to engage and enlighten students on solar energy as a source of power.

To take part in this fun, educational experience students in grades 3-8 form teams consisting of a minimum of two and a maximum of four participants. There are two Divisions – Junior represents grades 3-5 and the Senior division is for students in grades 6-8.

The Sprint is open to students residing in the city of Cleveland. Form a team with classmates, Church Youth Group members, Scout groups, Recreation Center friends, Boys & Girls Club buddies or your neighbors!

To register your team, complete the form below and we will send you a registration form. Each team must have at least one adult supervising the team. This is a great opportunity to share the joys of math, engineering, and science in a fun and competitive activity.

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CPP hosts Solar Sprint during Public Power Week Open House, today!

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CPP staffers are blowing up balloons in preparation

CPP staffers are blowing up balloons; City of Cleveland staffers are raising tents and vehicles are being placed in preparation for today’s activities

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Public Power’s (CPP) Public Power Week celebrations will culminate on Saturday, October 10th with the 2nd Annual Solar Sprint, a solar-powered car race for students in grades 3-8.  The CPP Solar Sprint engages youth in grades three through eight in the design and construction of a model solar car, which they will then use to compete in timed races during the Public Power Week Open House.  The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is represented well in the competition, fielding teams from Charles Mooney, Clara Westropp, Campus International and Wade Park. Additional teams competing include the Broadway Boys & Girls Club and Metro Catholic School.

“I am pleased to see the growth in this event. We have successfully doubled the number of teams participating and to see that we are impacting the lives of our students through this fun and educational project speaks to our mission here at CPP,” said Cleveland Public Power Commissioner, Ivan Henderson.

CPP is pleased to have WKYC-TV 3 Weekend Anchor Marcus Walter and WZAK 93.1 On-Air Personality Haz Matthews serving as judges in the Solar Sprint.

WHAT:       Cleveland Public Power Open House 

WHEN:       Saturday, October 10, 2015,  1-5 p.m.

WHERE:    Cleveland Public Power Administrative Offices (Parking Lot), 1300 Lakeside Avenue

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Register your students today!

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!

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