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Have an issue with a streetlight, call 621-LITE (5483)

Submitted by sshockley on Tue, 10/12/2021 - 13:42

As days get shorter, streetlights become an essential tool in neighborhoods. These lights not only illuminate neighborhoods, but they provide safe, efficient lighting for pedestrians, and drivers.

This outdoor lighting source was upgraded in 2019 as part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Safe Smart CLE program.
These new lights provide residents and visitors with clear images and well-lit pathways.

If you see streetlights out, call 621-LITE (5483) to report the outage to our 24-hour automated system.

CPP's Public Power Week celebration goes virtual

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 16:45

Cleveland Public Power (CPP) will host its 14th Annual Public Power Week celebration virtually October 3-9. Along with 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans we will demonstrate the vital role we play in our communities.

CPP has chosen the virtual world for its celebration due to the continued rise in coronavirus cases, and because those most impacted are young people who play a big role in our annual celebrations.

HEAP Summer Crisis funds available through September 30th

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 15:57

As summer comes to a close, many are still dealing with high electric bills from the hot, humid days of summer. Help is available throughout September.

For income-eligible residents there’s a federally funded program, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), to help offset the cost with a one-time benefit applied directly to your utility bill.  This program runs until the end of September. 

Tips to keep you safe in High Winds

Submitted by sshockley on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 18:01

CLEVELAND – High winds, mechanical failures, and traffic accidents as a result of severe storms can lead to downed power lines and power outages. In an effort to keep residents and customers informed, Cleveland Public Power offers the following tips for storm safety as we prepare for forecasted high winds:

Downed power lines – Never touch, move or go near any downed or hanging lines. The first action should be to call 9-1-1 or your local utility. CPP’s Trouble Line can be reached by calling 216-664-3156.

Cleveland Public Utilities reminds customers to look out for impostors in their neighborhoods

Submitted by sshockley on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:57

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU), comprised of Cleveland Water, Cleveland Public Power, and Cleveland Water Pollution Control, wants to make sure customers are aware of what to look for in the event of someone showing up on their property claiming that they are a DPU employee.

Your safety is important to us. Please review the tips below to recognize DPU employees coming to your home:


Remembering Dr. King's Cleveland connection

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:09

As the nation pays tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin L. King today, we thought it was only fitting to remember his connection to the city of Cleveland.

As Clevelanders, we know that our city holds a plethora of history, including the nation's first city to have publicly lit streetlights - Public Square.  It was once known as the wealthiest community globally with Millionaire's Row, a.k.a. Euclid Ave as its showcase, and we have darker memories that include the infamous Hough Riots.  

City of Cleveland Offices to Temporarily Close Beginning Friday, Jan. 15

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:25

Cleveland City Hall, all downtown City of Cleveland non-emergency office buildings and facilities will be closed beginning Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 through Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The Willard Garage attached to City Hall will also be closed on those dates.

Additionally, all City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers and Cleveland Public Auditorium will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 through Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Cleveland Public Power responds to Windstorm Outages

Submitted by sshockley on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:24

CLEVELAND – On Sunday, November 15, 2020, the City of Cleveland and surrounding areas were hit with a major windstorm with wind gusts exceeding 60 mph. At the height of this storm, Cleveland Public Power experiencing 18 feeders tripping open. This resulted in approximately 7,665 customers simultaneously being without power.

Overall, a total of 8,797 non-simultaneous customers were affected by the windstorm and the opening of feeders. In addition, thousands of customers were experiencing outages due to downed wires, poles down, trees down, and blown primary fuses.