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:

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.