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It's Electrical Safety Month: Safety tips for Lithium ion Batteries

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 05/10/2023 - 14:59

Annually, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) promotes electrical safety at home and in the workplace during the month of May. This year, the non-profit is focusing its campaign on “Electrification: E-Mobility,” a timely subject as the world embraces new technology. One of the most notable emerging technologies is electric vehicles, as well as electric bikes and scooters. 

Meter Service Center staff participate in quarterly AMP training

Submitted by sshockley on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 12:29

CLEVELAND, March 23, 2003 - Last month the Cleveland Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Safety Division and the American Municipal Power (AMP) Safety Program collaborated to host safety training for CPP meter staff. The training focused on identifying and preventing physical and electrical hazards associated with meter related work.

Cleveland Public Power collaborating with Port of Cleveland on modernization project

Submitted by sshockley on Tue, 03/21/2023 - 16:00

CLEVELAND, OH -- March 21, 2023 Cleveland Public Power (CPP) is pleased to announce its plans to collaborate with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority on the Port’s Electrification & Warehouse Modernization project.

With the release last week of A Request for Statements of Qualifications (SOQs), this project will positively affect the economic growth of Cleveland and the region.

Protect yourself, CPP does not inspect HVAC systems

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:21

January 25, 2023, CLEVELAND – Utility Scammers strike again, and this scam is more dangerous than others we have experienced. The latest scam could potentially put you and your family in harm’s way. 

We received a report of a man impersonating a Cleveland Public Power employee seeking to perform an energy efficiency check up on the home HVAC systems. If you receive a similar call, take note of the name, and telephone number of this caller and report it to Public Utilities Security at (216) 443-2426.

Celebrating the birth of Ben Franklin and electricity

Submitted by sshockley on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 15:52

Three hundred and seven years ago on this date, Ben Franklin was born. In recognition of his birth, today is Ben Franklin Day!

What you ask, does that have to do with Cleveland Public Power? Not much, but it's an often unheard of holiday, and there is a correlation between Franklin and electricity. Many of you know that he was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat, to name a few. However, let's focus on the scientist/inventor portion of his life.

Winter weather returns Friday, what to do if your power goes out

Submitted by sshockley on Thu, 01/12/2023 - 16:42

Northeast Ohio is under a winter weather advisory starting Friday, January 13, 2023. The area could receive 6-9 inches of snow. Temperatures will decrease, and there is the potential for winds of up to 30 mph. 

All of these factors can contribute to power outages. In anticipation of the approaching storm, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) dispatchers monitor weather reports and the National Radar system to keep crews abreast of the changes in storm patterns. 

Tips to prepare for the weekend storm

Submitted by sshockley on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 16:13

CLEVELAND, December 21, 2022  ̶ The National Weather Service forecasts rain, wind, and snow for northeast Ohio beginning Thursday night, December 22nd. Are you prepared for extreme winter weather?

To help you prepare, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) offers the following tips to keep you and your family safe in your home: