ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 2, 2015) Anaheim Public Utilities invites residents to celebrate Public Power Week with a special exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market located on Center Street Promenade. The Public Power Week celebration, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., will provide an opportunity for the community to interact with utility employees and receive information on how they can lower their utility bills through a variety of local programs and services.
Visitors will find interactive displays to learn about power safety and energy-saving programs such as rebates on efficient appliances and solar panels, as well as free shade trees that can help reduce air conditioning use. Local students from Maxwell Elementary School will participate in educational booths and take home energy conservation information. In addition, the popular "bucket truck rides" will give attendees a birds-eye view of the city.
"As Orange County's only publicly owned electric and water utility, our focus is to bring value to the community through lower rates while maintaining high standards for service reliability," said Dukku Lee, Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager. "Public Power Week allows us to express our appreciation to our customers, and share the benefits of having their own utility."
There will be free giveaways for all visitors - and a special gift for those who bring in the Public Power Week flyer that was sent to homes in the Orange County Register newspaper. The first 50 people to bring in the flyer (also available at Anaheim City Hall, libraries and community centers) will receive a free, portable emergency battery charger.
Public Power Week is celebrated by more than 2,000 municipal electric utilities across the country. Municipal electric utilities collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to more than 48 million people. For more information please visit Anaheim.net/utilities.
For more information on the city of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.