Public Power Week – October 6-12, 2019

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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.

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