Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity providers

Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity providers

By Patrick C. McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

The City of College Station joins communities across the nation this week in recognizing the thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the electrical grid infrastructure and services known as public power.

The American Public Power Association coordinates Public Power Week, which is in its 29th year. Not-for-profit, community-owned electric providers serve about 47 million Americans in nearly 2,000 towns and cities.

With no divided loyalties, these utilities focus on providing reliable electricity while protecting the environment.

College Station Utilities is among 72 publicly owned utilities in Texas that serve more than 4.1 million customers with community-owned power. CSU is one of only two utilities in our state to be nationally recognized this year as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3). The designation is based on reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Continue reading “Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity providers”

Public Power Week underscores CSU’s value to community

Public Power Week underscores CSU’s value to community

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By Pat McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

When accessing public power is as easy as flipping a light switch, it’s sometimes easy to forget the men and women who make that possible. Today marks the start of the 28th Public Power Week, which recognizes the thousands of dedicated professionals across the country who provide and maintain our electrical grid infrastructure and services.

A nationwide celebration of public power’s value to its communities, the annual event is coordinated by the American Public Power Association.

Our not-for-profit utilities focus on a single mission — providing reliable electricity while protecting the environment. Community-owned electric utilities power homes, businesses and streets in about 2,000 towns and cities, serving 47 million Americans. Public power serves more than 4.1 million Texans.

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