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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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Join us at League Park tonight!

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City of Cleveland, CPP celebrate National Electric Safety Month

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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!

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Meet Tom L. Johnson, former Mayor and founder of Cleveland Public Power

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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.

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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.

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UPDATE 8: Progress continues on removal of shoreline debris

CLEVELAND – Crews are continuing to clear debris from the shorelines in the vicinity of the Good Friday oil spill, and Coast Guard pollution responders from Marine Safety Unit Cleveland and contractors from Clean Harbors remain on scene to monitor the situation.

The Forest City Yacht Club reopened yesterday, one week after a lube oil spill affected the daily operations at its Marina.

The lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie on Good Friday was successfully recovered and a majority of the water and shoreline impacted by the spill was cleared for boaters by the U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio EPA and NOAA. This enabled the Forest City Yacht Club to resume normal operations in less than one week.

“All of the responders worked together around the clock to contain and recover the oil, minimizing further impact on the marine environment and the Port of Cleveland,” said Cmdr. Joe Higgins, the Coast Guard representative in the unified command. “As a result of this dedication and hard work, the harbor remains a clean and safe environment for mariners, families and wildlife.”

On behalf of the Unified Command and all of the responding crews, I would like to thank the Forest City Yacht Club and its members for their patience and assistance,” stated Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. “The Club has been a tremendous partner, and we were pleased to get them back up and sailing in time for the nice weekend forecast.” The crews are operating under the direction of a unified command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, City of Cleveland Public Utilities, and Cleveland Public Power.

Photos:

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Previous releases:

April 11, 2015 UPDATE 7: Forest City Yacht Club reopens following oil spill

April 10, 2015:UPDATE 6: Forest City Yacht Club reopens after oil spill j

April 8, 2015: UPDATE 5: Tests conclude lube oil as product spilled into Lake Erie

April 7, 2015: UPDATE 4: Crews making progress in cleaning spill near Forest City Yacht Club 

April 6, 2015: UPDATE 3: Crews continue to investigate, clean spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 5, 2015: UPDATE 2: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigation, cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill

April 4, 2015: UPDATE/PHOTOS: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

April 3, 2015: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club 

Date: Apr 12, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM

Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Public Utilities

Contact: Shelley Shockley 216-857-6899 or Erica L. Creech 216-857-7951

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UPDATE 7: Forest City Yacht Club reopens following oil spill

CLEVELAND – The Forest City Yacht Club reopened for business today, one week after a lube oil spill affected the daily operations at its Marina.

The lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie on Good Friday was successfully recovered and a majority of the water and shoreline impacted by the spill was cleared for boaters by the U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio EPA and NOAA.   This enabled the Forest City Yacht Club to resume normal operations in less than one week.

“All of the responders worked together around the clock to contain and recover the oil, minimizing further impact on the marine environment and the Port of Cleveland,” said Cmdr. Joe Higgins, the Coast Guard representative in the unified command. “As a result of this dedication and hard work, the harbor remains a clean and safe environment for mariners, families and wildlife.”

“On behalf of the Unified Command and all of the responding crews, I would like to thank the Forest City Yacht Club and its members for their patience and assistance,” stated Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. “The Club has been a tremendous partner, and we were pleased to get them back up and sailing in time for the nice weekend forecast.”

Crews will continue to clear debris from the shorelines in the vicinity of the spill, and Coast Guard pollution responders from Marine Safety Unit Cleveland and contractors from Clean Harbors remain on scene to monitor the situation.

The crews are operating under the direction of a unified command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOhio Environmental Protection AgencyCity of Cleveland Public Utilities, and Cleveland Public Power.

Photos:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864495/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864479/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

Previous releases:

April 10, 2015: UPDATE 6: Forest City Yacht Club reopens after oil spill

April 8, 2015: UPDATE 5: Tests conclude lube oil as product spilled into Lake Erie

April 7, 2015: UPDATE 4: Crews making progress in cleaning spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 6, 2015: UPDATE 3: Crews continue to investigate, clean spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 5, 2015: UPDATE 2: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigation, cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill

April 4, 2015: UPDATE/PHOTOS: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

April 3, 2015: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club

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 Date: Apr 11, 2015

Time: 4:30 PM

Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Public Utilities

Contact: Shelley Shockley 216-857-6899 or Erica L. Creech 216-857-7951

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UPDATE 6: Oil from Good Friday spill recovered, Marina open for boaters

 CLEVELAND – Lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie on Good Friday has been successfully recovered and the water surrounding the spill has been cleared for boaters by the U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio EPA and NOAA.

“All of the responders worked together around the clock to contain and recover the oil, minimizing further impact on the marine environment and allowing the impacted Forest City Yacht Club to resume normal operations in less than one week,” said Cmdr. Joe Higgins, the Coast Guard representative in the unified command. “As a result of this dedication and hard work, the harbor remains a clean and safe environment for families and wildlife.”

“On behalf of the Unified Command and all of the responding crews, I would like to thank the Forest City Yacht Club and its members for their patience and assistance,” stated Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. “The Club has been a tremendous partner, and we were pleased to get them back up and sailing in time for the nice weekend forecast.”

Crews will continue to clear debris from the shorelines in the vicinity of the spill, and Coast Guard pollution responders from Marine Safety Unit Cleveland and a contractor from Clean Harbors remain on scene to monitor the situation.

The crews are operating under the direction of a unified command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOhio Environmental Protection AgencyCity of Cleveland Public Utilities, and Cleveland Public Power.

 Photos:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864495/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864479/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

Previous releases:

April 8, 2015: UPDATE 5: Tests conclude lube oil as product spilled into Lake Erie

April 7, 2015: UPDATE 4: Crews making progress in cleaning spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 6, 2015: UPDATE 3: Crews continue to investigate, clean spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 5, 2015: UPDATE 2: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigation, cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill

April 4, 2015: UPDATE/PHOTOS: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

April 3, 2015: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club

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Date: Apr 10, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Public Utilities

Contact: Shelley Shockley 216-857-6899 or Erica L. Creech 216-857-7951

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