California State Resolution Designates Annual ‘Public Power Week’
Public power utilities, employees and customers across California will be honored each year.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Section: CMUA News

(Sacramento, Calif., September 30, 2021) -- California leaders have voted unanimously to declare the first week of October each year as Public Power Week.

The California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA), Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) and Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) co-sponsored the resolution approved by the California State Legislature. Read the full text on the state’s website.

The resolution notes that more than 10 million Californians in 46 communities are served by a community-owned and not-for-profit public power utility, and that public power utilities provide homes, businesses, schools, and government agencies with safe, reliable, and efficient electricity with the best possible service at not-for-profit rates.

“We are grateful California’s leaders at the State Capitol recognize the valuable and dependable service that CMUA members provide to millions of people each and every day, year in and year out,” said CMUA Executive Director Barry Moline. “We are excited to support and celebrate our state’s Public Power Week recognizing the local communities and utility employees that keep the lights on in California.”

The state of California’s Public Power Week will coincide on the calendar with the annual national Public Power Week (October 3-9, 2021) and California Water Professionals Appreciation Week (October 2-10, 2021).
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