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Flashback to Monday!

We’re cheating with our #FlashbackFriday post, but we had so much fun on Monday with #SlowRollCleveland and #BGDB that we wanted to make sure we shared our kick-off to #PublicPowerWeek! Enjoy the abbreviated Slide Show. More pics to come later.

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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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It’s Throwback Thursday!

 

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Tools of the trade and Electric Safety Town exhibits at the 1st Annual Cleveland Public Power Open House in 2006. Warren Salad, lineman, demonstrates how electricity comes into your home. Salad has since retired from CPP. Join us for this year’s festivities on Saturday, October 8 from Noon – 5 p.m. at 1300 Lakeside Avenue.  (City of Cleveland file photo)

 

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Cycle CLE with CPP, October 8th

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Join Cleveland Public Power in celebrating Public Power Week by taking a morning bicycle ride through downtown Cleveland!

Over the last few years, biking has really gained momentum in Cleveland, and in an effort to showcase our town and highlight the benefits of bicycling CPP invites the public to join in on the fun!

The ride will provide great exercise. an intimate tour of downtown Cleveland and it has the potential to generate enough power to light a home for a month!

You see if we can get 600 riders travelling at 10 mph, that physical power, when converted into kilowatt-hours, would power a home. Just a cool tidbit to shoot for!

So gather up your friends and join us for a ride around town. The ride will conclude at our Public Power Week Open House, held at 1300 Lakeside Avenue. Refreshments will be served and you can learn how Cleveland Public Power has brought electricity into Cleveland home and businesses for 110 years!

For more information, give us a call at 216-664-3922. Register below:

 

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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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Bright Night Bike Ride – Friday, October 9th

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Join Cleveland Public Power in celebrating Public Power Week by taking a night bicycle ride through downtown Cleveland!

Over the last few years, biking has really gained momentum in Cleveland, and in an effort to showcase our town and highlight the benefits of bicycling CPP invites the public to join in on the fun!

The ride will provide great exercise. an intimate tour of downtown Cleveland and it has the potential to generate enough power to light a home for a month!

You see if we can get 600 riders travelling at 10 mph, that physical power, when converted into kilowatt-hours, would power a home. Just a cool tidbit to shoot for!

So gather up your friends and join us for a ride around town. If you need more information give us a call at 216.664.3922 ext. 172 or 254.

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CPP Solar Sprint is the highlight of Public Power Week Open House

 

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Crowd gathers for CPP’s Annual Public Power Week Open House. (Photo by City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

Each year CPP’s marketing staff asks, “How can we make your local power company sexy, exciting and appealing to the public?” This year, we think we hit the mark and can unequivocally say, “The 2014 Public Power Week Open House was a success!”

Our goal when planning the event is to engage and educate the community and the addition of the CPP Solar Sprint seems to be just the spark we needed.  Shelley M. Shockley, marketing manager explained, “Each year we have a pretty good event where our employees bring their families out and showcase their workplace, but we want to engage the entire community, especially CPP customers. This year we had at least one hundred new visitors if not more, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Team Pure Radiance representing Charles A. Mooney. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

Team Pure Radiance representing Charles A. Mooney. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

The CPP Solar Sprint is a solar powered car race for students in grades three through eight. Each team is provided with a model kit which they design and engineer to compete in timed trials. Teams were judged on design and overall best time.

Charles A. Mooney Science Teacher Tina Kovach spoke of the rewarding experience for her and her students, “the CPP Solar Sprint not only gave my students the opportunity to design and engineer, and it empowered them to move beyond traditional learning without fear of doing something the `wrong way.'”

The Junior Division teams get set to race! (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

The Junior Division teams get set to race! (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Twelve diverse teams entered the competition; from home-schooled to parochial students as well as children from the Westside Boys & Girls Club and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority youth groups.

Parent Shivankari Sanjeevan, sent us this message after the event, “My son and his friends enjoyed the competition immensely. It was good to see them spend time working on this solar car, learning new things and working as a team instead of spending their time together on Minecraft and other video games. Not one word was mentioned about a video game the past two weeks!!!”

Team U. S. Patriots make some last minute adjustments. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

Team U. S. Patriots make some last minute adjustments. (City of Cleveland Photo Bureau)

Spectators enjoy the race. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Spectators enjoy the race. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Team Turtzilla racing to the finish. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Team Turtzilla racing to the finish. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

In addition to the Solar Sprint we also hosted our usual set up which bucket truck rides, a cable pulling station which taught the kids how to operate our heavy duty equipment, face painting, the kids were able to paint their very own light switch plates for their homes, and tons of free pictures were taken.  We also hosted our annual Corn Hole Competition in which Water Pollution Control enjoys entering and taking home the grand prize every year.

Some of the light switch plates on display as they dry. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Some of the light switch plates on display as they dry. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Despite the chilly temperature, this outdoor event was by far the most successful one yet.  The Open House was moved to the downtown administrative offices building in which contributed to this year’s success. Passersby stopped to see what all of the excitement was about. At one point in the day we boasted approximately two hundred people in attendance having a good time in our parking lot.

 

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