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Celebrate Public Power Week with CPP

2017_PPW Social

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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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Graphic: Make a Plan. My Plan.We’ve all looked on in shock and disbelief at the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but have you given any thought to what you would do in a similar situation? September is National Preparedness Month, and as we conclude the first week we encourage you to develop a plan of action for you and your loved ones.

To point you in the right direction we are sharing some insight we gathered from our friends at ready.gov. So, the first thing you need to do is consider the following three questions when preparing your plan:

  • How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  • What is my shelter plan?
  • What is my evacuation route?

Emergency Alerts and warnings in the City of Cleveland are issued through the CodeRED system. You can register for this service by visiting the city website here and clicking on the CodeRED tab on the right side of the home page. Mobile users can download the app here.

When implemented last year Safety Director Michael McGrath said, ” “CodeRED is another tool that the city is providing to help citizens stay informed and stay safe.” The City will utilize the system in the event of severe weather situations or when other emergencies arise.

Users can sign up for which alerts they would like to receive and the notifications can be sent to a cell phone, landline, or email address. In addition to emergency alerts, the City of Cleveland will be offering non-emergency messages on various city service interruptions. The CodeRED system has the ability to utilize Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to strategically deploy notifications

“The CodeRED system will give residents, visitors, and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into a database to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts,” said Alex Pellom, City of Cleveland Emergency Operations Center Manager.

Now that you’re set up with warnings, where will you go for shelter? Depending on the emergency you may only need to head to the home of family and friends, but in the case of a massive weather emergency check out these tips offered on ready.gov.

The final step is to develop a communication strategy for you and your family. In the case of large emergencies phone lines may be down, or sporadic so set up a plan for a telephone tree. More information on that can be found here.

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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

Senior Division

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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Join us at Luke Easter Park tonight from 5 -8:30 p.m.!

Tonight Mayor Frank G. Jackson invites you to come out and celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime.” 
This national event is held annually to give residents an opportunity to meet and greet their community police officers and neighbors.

We will have police, fire and EMS representatives on hand along with many activities for the entire family.

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City of Cleveland Super Hero Crime Fighter Contest – Deadline 7/28

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Annually the City of Cleveland hosts “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events in each of the city’s five police districts. The goal is to engage residents and law enforcement personnel in a relaxed environment. We want youngsters to get to know the men and women who are tasked with protecting them and to begin to see them as a friend and a resource.

It is also meant as an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to develop relationships with residents and young people. An attempt to humanize all parties in an effort to reduce conflict and increase cooperation and confidence.

This year we are seeking to engage youth through the “Super Hero Crime Fighter Design Contest.” This contest hopes to give our young people an opportunity to create their vision of what a crime-fighting super hero looks like. The winning designs will be incorporated into a logo/design for future “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events. Below you will find the rules and regulations for the contest. Hard copies of this information will be available at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers, and Cleveland City Hall Room 6. For more information please call 216-664-3447.

Criteria for Participation

Residency

  1. Youth must reside in the City of Cleveland

Age Restrictions

  1. Youth must be eight (8) years of age by June 12, 2017, and must not be older than thirteen (13) years of age by June 12, 2017.

Contest Rules:

  • Each entry must be the original work of one child;
  • One submission per child.
  • Designs may be horizontal or vertical.
  • Any 2D art medium may be used (crayon, markers, colored pencil, etc.) Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.)
  • Words and numbers may be included in the design
  • Be creative! Please do not use copyrighted art, logos, etc.
  • The contest runs until July 14 and is open to children ages 8-13
  • All entries are due by 4 pm on July 21. Return your entry to City of Cleveland, Community Relations Board, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room #, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • A winner will be selected by the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Community in two categories Ages 8-10 and 11-13 for each of the City’s five (5) Police Districts.
  • Winners will be notified by phone by July 28. The winning designs will be incorporated into an overall Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Design for the 2018 event
  • All winners will receive a certificate as well as the publication of their design.

Name: ______________________________________________

Age: __________ Phone: __________________________

City: ________________________________________________

All entries become the property of the City of Cleveland  and may be reproduced for public distribution,

and posted online.  The City of Cleveland  may use each winner’s name, design, and photograph for publicity purposes.

Parent/Guardian signature: _____________________________________

 

 

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CPP Commissioner honored by the American Public Power Association

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Ivan Henderson receives the award from APPA Board Chair and
Deputy Director of Independence, Mo., Power & Light Andrew
Boatright (right), and APPA Chair Elect and Fort Defiance, Az.,
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority General Manager Wally Haase (left).

Ivan Henderson, commissioner of Cleveland Public Power (CPP), was named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award at the American Public Power Association National Conference in Orlando, FL, on June 20. The award recognizes managers at a utility, joint action agency, or state or regional association who bring their organizations to new levels of excellence; lead by example, and inspire their employees and staff to improve processes, services and operations. APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities who collectively serve more than 48 million people, about 14 percent of the nation’s electricity customers.

Henderson has been with CPP since 2006. According to APPA, “His colleagues describe his leadership style as innovative and creative, and he urges his employees to use every tool in their toolbox to serve customers. As a result, the utility has rolled out programs to improve customer service and raise awareness of public power including revitalized net-metering and streetlighting programs and an expanded Public Power Week open house. The utility has also launched workforce initiatives to attract local talent.”

Under his leadership, Cleveland was host to the 2012 APPA Lineworkers Rodeo and he was instrumental in managing the electric utility during the 2016 Republican National Convention. As part of CPP’s 100th anniversary, Henderson led the planning for the downtown exposition that attracted more than 7,000 citizens. Henderson is credited with starting a lineworker apprenticeship program in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help address the challenge of an aging workforce.

“Ivan’s leadership extends from Cleveland to the AMP Board of Trustees. He has been a leader on the board and his knowledge and expertise have benefitted AMP as an organization and public power in general,” said Marc Gerken, president/CEO of American Municipal Power, Inc. “He is very deserving of this honor.”

Henderson has been a member of the AMP Board of Trustees since 2006, representing the Northern Area Service Group. As a member of the board, he is chair of the AMPGS Committee, vice chair of the AFEC and Bylaws committees, and serves on Efficiency Smart, Finance, Hydro Power Projects, IT, Joint Ventures Oversight, Legislative, Prairie State Project and Transmission/RTO committees.

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