Each year, more than 2,000 community-owned utilities, like Cedarburg Light & Water, across the nation observe Public Power Week during the first full week of October. Public Power Week is a celebration of these not-for-profit electric utilities that proudly serve the electric power needs of about 40 million Americans - or almost 15 percent of electricity consumers.
In 2018, we recognized 117 years of community service with a community food drive. Customers stopped by our office with non-perishable food items and be entered into a drawing to win a Nest Thermostat, a Ring Video Doorbell or a bill credit! All of the food collected was donated to Ozaukee County Family Sharing.
Every public power system is different due to its community's population, geography, climate, natural resources, economy, and local government structure. However, all public power systems have in common their purpose: to provide adequate, reliable, not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price with proper protection of the environment.