News Archive

Pull the plug on festive decorating hazards!

Submitted by sshockley on Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:27

The holiday season officially kicked off last Saturday with the tree lighting in Public Square. It was great to be back on the Square, bringing light to our City and joy to our residents.

As you begin to decorate your homes for the holidays, whether its Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, Cleveland Public Power wants you to remember a few safety tips to keep you and your family safe:

CPP welcomes Commissioner Ammon Danielson

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 11/18/2022 - 16:16

Director Martin Keane is pleased to announce the appointment of Ammon Danielson as Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power. Director Keane said, “after a national search, we are confident this appointment will offer the stability and innovation CPP needs as we work on major infrastructure improvements.”

It’s time to fall back! Don’t forget – change batteries too!

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 11/04/2022 - 13:30

On average, eight people die in a home fire daily in the U.S.—almost 3,000 people yearly. While working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half, roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics.

Winter Energy Assistance available now through March 31, 2023

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 11/02/2022 - 15:57

Fall is officially here, and temperatures are falling like beautiful tree leaves. With colder temperatures, homes are chilly, prompting the use of space heaters and furnaces to keep warm. Utilizing these appliances may result in increased consumption of electricity.

Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and running through March 31, 2023, assistance is available for income-eligible residents. The federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is available to help offset the cost with a one-time benefit of up to $800 applied directly to your utility bill.

Cybersecurity in the home: 3 steps households can take

Submitted by sshockley on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:18

The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of Americans to embrace working from their own home; a concept they had limited or no experience with at the time. And while many employees have returned to the office, a recent University of Chicago study found that 72% of those workers surveyed would like to continue working from home for at least 2 days a week, and 32% said they would like to work from home permanently. In this new reality, having your household safe and secure from cyber threats needs to be a top priority.

Happy Public Power Week

Submitted by sshockley on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 14:40

This week, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) will celebrate Public Power Week and more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to more than 47 million Americans. Cleveland Public Power is dedicated to providing reliable and affordable service and takes pride in serving the community. Public Power Week helps CPP share this message and show the power of the community.

Cleveland Public Power's disconnection procedures

Submitted by sshockley on Tue, 09/27/2022 - 10:47

As scammers continue to use scare tactics on unsuspecting residents, we thought we would again outline Cleveland Public Power’s process for disconnection of electric service. We also want to assure residents that we are not making calls to our competitor’s customers threatening disconnection of their service.

CPP will not call your home asking you to pay your bill, and our staff will not visit your home seeking payment.

Here are the ways Cleveland Public Power accepts payment:

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Submitted by sshockley on Thu, 09/15/2022 - 15:11

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? During this month, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the Ad Council seek to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared if an emergency arises.

The types of emergencies vary depending on geographic location and weather. The key is ensuring you and your loved ones have everything you need. 
The first step is to make a plan. When developing this plan, consider the following:

September 30th is the deadline for help with summer bills

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 11:18

Are you struggling to manage your household budget due to high electric bills from summer's hot, humid days? If so, help is available throughout September.

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

Utility scammers are targeting electric customers, ignore them!

Submitted by sshockley on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 15:45

July 29, 2022, CLEVELAND –We are receiving complaints of customers receiving a recorded message threatening to disconnect electric service if payment isn’t received immediately.

If you receive a similar call, please report this activity to Public Utilities Security at (216) 443-2426. You should also call our offices and report the attempted scam. Here are a few things we will not do: