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Summer in CLE – It’s heating up!

Summer in Cleveland is a time to get out and shake off the blues left after a long and cold winter. This summer has been a busy time with FREE outdoor concerts just about every evening along with community festivals every weekend. There’s never a dull moment!

So what are you planning for this weekend? Cleveland Public Power is gearing up to share tips on energy efficiency at the annual Burning River Fest on Whiskey Island. According to the Burning River Foundation this event is  “Intended to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region and Cuyahoga River ecosystem, the annual Burning River Fest features live music, fresh food and chef demos from local farms and eateries, educational exhibits, artists from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle, and a special appearance by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s® Christmas Ale™! ” If you’re coming down stop by and check out our Energy Bike.

Energy Bike Panel

This is the board from our Energy Bike, designed by the Ohio Energy project.

If Whiskey Island and environmental concerns are not for you, check us out at Family Unity in the Park, the annual festival, concert and fireworks show at Luke Easter Park. Stop by CPP’s booth and spin the Prize Wheel for a chance to win CPP swag, and see how much you know about energy efficiency and conservation!

We hope to see you enjoying summer in CLE!

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CPP hosts Public Power Week Open House this Saturday, Oct. 12th

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CLEVELAND – Cleveland Public Power (CPP) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 45 million Americans.

Public Power Week is a chance for Cleveland Public Power to articulate why public power is a good fit for Cleveland. We are absolutely dedicated to providing top-notch service.  “Our focus goes beyond serving customers. We serve the community,” said Ivan Henderson, Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power.

As part of this commitment to serve the community, CPP will host a Public Power Week Open House at its East Side Service Center, located at 743 E. 140th Street on Saturday, October 12 from noon – 4 p.m.  The afternoon of activities includes demonstrations on how power is transmitted from substations into homes, as well as rides in a Bucket Truck and refreshments.

Face Painting

We will have artists on hand painting adorable designs like this one.

Cleveland Public Power lineman Lindsey Craig takes a group of youngsters on a ride during last year's Power Week Open House.

Cleveland Public Power lineman Lindsey Craig takes a group of youngsters on a ride during a previous Power Week Open House.

“Cleveland Public Power knows how important it is to keep the lights on for the people of Cleveland, and we continue to find ways to do so with special dedication to reliability, safety and the environment,” said Henderson.

In business since 1906, 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 80,000 residential and commercial customers.  Cleveland Public Power 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, annual 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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Lake Breeze = Great Kite Flying

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 Tips for safely flying your kite!

With such beautiful Cleveland weather right now, what better way to enjoy it than to fly a kite!  Make these Cleveland winds work in your favor and experience aerodynamic forces first hand.  Seems simple enough, right?  Well there’s actually a lot to consider prior to getting that kite off the ground.  By exercising the 3 C’s of kite safety: Caution, Courtesy, and Common Sense, you will be successful in staying safe.

Caution – Be aware of your surroundings, know what is in front and behind you at all times.  Kite lines conduct electricity, so do not fly your kite near any overhead power lines or in any thunderstorms.   Should you get your kite tangled in a power line, DO NOT TOUCH THE LINES OR THE KITE!  Electricity can easily travel down your kite lines to you regardless of the type of line you are using, and it can most likely kill you.  Immediately release the lines and handles and move away!  Call your local utility company immediately to inform them of what just happened, and then secure the area so that no one gets hurt.

Courtesy – Have consideration of others.  Do not fly kites near any roads where drivers can become easily distracted.  Try to avoid flying your kite near other kite flyers.  Never fly your kite over people.  Be patient with children and spectators, they probably are not aware of the dangers associated with kite flying and are only curious to see what you’re doing.

Common Sense – Be aware of the limitations of your skills and strength, and do not fly anything too large for the conditions, or try anything too complicated.  Make sure your kite anchors are strong and secure enough to contain your kite.  Never leave your kite unattended as winds can change direction and intensity very quickly.  Keep in mind that at some point your skills, strength, or equipment will fail you; therefore, try to fail SAFE!

By following these simple safety tips flying a kite should be a breeze.

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