Cleveland Public Power urges customers to use energy wisely during heat wave!

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CLEVELAND – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning beginning today at 11 a.m. and extending through Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. This means that we can anticipate dangerously hot conditions with heat index values between 95 and 105 degrees throughout the week.

The unseasonably high temperatures coupled with high humidity can result in uncomfortable conditions. Cleveland Public Power encourages residents to use energy wisely, while keeping their homes comfortable. 

These tips will help you efficiently cool your home:

Cleveland forecast calls for high winds, frigid temperatures

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The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued high wind warnings for Cuyahoga County from 4 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Sunday. Winds could reach gusts up to 50 mph at times.

Cleveland Public Power will monitor weather conditions to ensure we are prepared and have scheduled additional support for the weekend.

As the temperatures drop and winds pick up, the safety of our crews and customers is our greatest concern. Our crews operate as quickly as possible to maintain power service to our customers while ensuring the safety of each crew. 

Drive safely this holiday weekend, avoid utility poles

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As we head into the holiday weekend, we encourage drivers to be safe on the roadways. Today is the 244th day of 2023, and Cleveland Public Power has responded to more than 350 hit pole crashes. That is more than one a day on average.

Cars careening into utility poles is a problem in our city, and the resulting damage has far-reaching consequences.

Meter Service Center staff participate in quarterly AMP training

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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.

Pull the plug on festive decorating hazards!

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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:

Are you prepared for an emergency?

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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:

Utility scammers are targeting electric customers, ignore them!

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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:

Tips to help beat the heat!

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Local forecasters indicate northeast Ohio will experience a mini-heatwave over the next two days. The high heat will prove challenging to those who work outdoors and those without air conditioning. Below, we have provided tips to help you beat the heat.

When heatwaves happen, paying attention to your body is essential. We must also keep an eye on our older residents, babies, and pets. Everyone can safely enjoy this unseasonably hot weather by following these tips:

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

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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.