Public Power Week – October 6-12, 2019
Category: Uncategorized | Posted On: October 8, 2019
Along with 2,000 other public power utilities across 49 U.S. states and territories, Belmont is celebrating Public Power Week during the week of October 6-12, 2019. The week is recognized annually as a way to recognize the benefits of community-owned public power utilities over investor-owned utilities.
Compared to investor-owned utilities, public power utilities like Belmont Light are:
- Locally owned and locally controlled by the customers they serve.
- Able to provide more reliable service and have faster response times when an outage does occur.
- More focused on sourcing electricity from renewable and non-emitting sources, like wind, solar, and hydro.
- Not-for-profit, and thus are more responsive to what their customers want out of a utility, not what remote shareholders want.
- Part of the community, giving back financially and in other ways.
We want to hear from you! Tell us why you’re proud to be from a public power community. Use #CommunityPowered and tag Belmont Light on social media to join the conversation.
Also be sure to visit us at one of these events to celebrate Public Power Week:
- Belmont Farmers’ Market – Thursday, October 10th, 2-6 p.m. in the Claflin Parking Lot
- Beech Street Center – Tuesday, October 15th, 1:15 p.m.
For more on what it means to be Community Powered, click here.