[Last Updated: 1/4/2012 11:09:07 AM]
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Traverse City Light & Power
Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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L&P Hosting Open House Oct. 2 with Free Giveaways, Free Food!
(Event Celebrates Public Power Week)
(Traverse City, Michigan) — This Saturday, October 2, Traverse City Light and Power(www.tclp.org) will be hosting an “Energy Smart” Open House from 11 to 3 at theirHastings Street office (1131 Hastings Street). According to L&P, all customers and their families are invited to observe their local electric utility operations that provide them low cost and reliable electricity. Activities include free food and beverages, free hardhats to the first 200 children, free prize drawings every half hour (including restaurant gift certificates and a climb to the top of the L&P wind turbine) free compact fluorescent light bulbs (limited quantities), live demonstrations (including bucket truck operation, pole climbing, and electricity safety), and more!
“Rain or shine, we’re celebrating the beginning of Public Power week,” said Ed Rice, Executive Director of Traverse City Light & Power. “We hope the community will join in celebrating with Light and Power and over 2,000 other municipally-owned electric utilities that provide electric services on a locally-owned, not-for-profit basis. It is one way we provide our citizens and ratepayers first hand information on all we do to provide safe, reliable, low-cost electricity with local control.”
Rice says that municipal ownership of L&P also decreases the tax burden on citizens by providing additional funding for the operating budgets for other City departments, such as police, fire, streets and Parks & Recreation.
Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community-owned electric utilities.
Details about L&P’s October 2nd Open House are in the current L&P customer billing insert and can also be viewed on the L&P website.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 10,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula andParadise townships.