Michigan’s Public Power Utilities proudly celebrated Public Power Week, October 2-8 (the first full week of October). Public Power Week is the American Public Power Association’s annual national celebration recognizing the economic, social, and environmental contributions of our 2,000 hometown electric utilities across the nation that collectively serve 49 million Americans. Many Members opened their facilities for tours, hosted special events for family fun, and sponsored coloring contests for local students.
Andrew Boatright, General Manager of Zeeland BPW shared, “As a Public Power utility, we know it’s our duty to power our community…. By more than providing electricity. We are thrilled to encourage our young Zeelanders and support them in exploring their creativity,” said Boatright. “Pairing the coloring contest with Public Power Week helps celebrate the individuals in our community who keep us powered, while also providing education to our area students.”
“This year, we are focusing on educating the next generation of Lowell Light & Power customers on the benefits of public power,” said Lowell Light & Power General Manager Charlie West. “We are so proud to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable power to Lowell,” said West. “We hope that young people in our community and their families acknowledge this vital service and maybe even look to the utility as a good place to work down the road.”