Public Power Week 2017

CW&EP IS CELEBRATING PUBLIC POWER WEEK, OCT. 1-7

Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CW&EP) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans. Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity CW&EP provides to our community. Public power puts the people of Carthage first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens. Since 1898, CW&EP has made it a priority to satisfy completely the needs of our valued customers and will continue to do so.

CW&EP invites the Carthage community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. Activities include:

  • Save Green, Go Green Contest –CW&EP will be hosting tours of our power plant at 300 S. River St., Tuesday, (Oct. 3rd) & Thursday (Oct. 5th) from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm. We hope you’ll join us to learn about how CW&EP public power feeds our community! (Parking will be available in front of power plant & a guide will meet you at the Receiving building to escort you in.)
  • Public Power Facebook Trivia Members of our Facebook page will have the opportunity to engage with us by answering daily trivia questions, the first correct answer each day will be rewarded with a prize from a local vendor. (Must be a CW&EP customer to win.)
  • CW&EP Power Plant Tours CW&EP will be hosting tours of our power plant at 300 S. River St., Tuesday, (Oct. 3rd) & Thursday (Oct. 5th) from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm. We hope you’ll join us to learn about how CW&EP public power feeds our community! (Parking will be available in front of power plant & a guide will meet you at the Receiving building to escort you in.)
  • FREE LED light bulb w/ CW&EP sign-up Stop in our main lobby anytime this week to sign up for Paperless Billing or Automatic Withdraw and receive a FREE LED light bulb to help you start saving today! (Limited to one per customer.)
  • FREE Refreshments in the CW&EP Lobby –Mon.-Fri., Oct. 2nd-6th (8am – 5pm), we will have free coffee, water, & popcorn in our main lobby, open to the public.
  • Public Power Luncheon –Friday, Oct. 6th (11am – 2pm with a ribbon cutting at 12:30pm) CW&EP will be hosting a public power customer appreciation luncheon on our East facing parking lot. This event will feature a free lunch, bucket truck rides, & CW&EP giveaways. We welcome the Carthage community to come out and help us celebrate this fun event!

Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 48 million Americans. With no divided loyalties, these utilities are focused on a single mission — providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while protecting the environment. More at www.PublicPower.org.