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:
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.
Cleveland Public Power works hard to provide reliable, affordable energy and energy services. We know that’s not always enough, so we partner with local agencies to assist YOU our Valued Customers. We have also adopted procedures to help those residents who do not qualify for government assistance programs.
While the Ohio EPA’s order suspending water disconnections expires on July 10, the Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) moratorium on both water and electric disconnections remains in effect until further notice.
The City of Cleveland suspended utility disconnection as part of Mayor Jackson’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency on March 13, well in advance of Governor DeWine and the Ohio EPA’s order on March 31. Because Mayor Jackson has extended the Proclamation of Civil Emergency until July 31, the City will continue its moratorium beyond the July 10 date.
Cleveland Public Power works to improve quality of life for customers while improving infrastructure
For more than 100 years, CPP has provided residents and businesses in Cleveland with quality and affordable electric service. As a municipally-owned utility, CPP’s focus is not on profit – but rather on providing the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost, investing in quality of life issues, and supporting local priorities and initiatives.
The City of Cleveland recently announced the launch of its streetlight conversion program, a project that combines cost-saving and energy-efficient LED streetlights with smart camera technology. A total of 61,000 streetlights –owned by Cleveland Public Power (CPP) – are scheduled to be replaced over an 18-month period. The $35 million project is part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Safe Smart CLE initiative.