The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the month of October. BPUB celebrates public power in October along with more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.
“Public Power Month celebrates the reliable and affordable electricity BPUB provides to its customers,” said BPUB General Manager & CEO John S. Bruciak. “Public power belongs to the community, and this time of year gives us the opportunity to highlight the advantages that come with having a locally owned utility that supports a strong community such as Brownsville.”
BPUB invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Month events, including:
- Newspapers in Education – The Oct. 4 edition of the Brownsville Herald has one for the children, as it publishes activities that features lessons in electricity, the history of lineworkers and fun coloring sheets.
- Virtual Fall Community Tour: Electricity– At 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, residents will have the opportunity to remotely tour BPUB’s Silas Ray Power Plant and Rio Grande substation, learn more about meter tampering, and watch a pole climbing demonstration by BPUB lineworkers. To watch the virtual tour, register on the BPUB website.
- Change A Light, Change the World – On Friday, Oct. 23, BPUB will distribute 8,500 LED light bulbs for free at all four HEB locations in Brownsville.
- Social Media – Get tips on how to conserve and stay safe from electricity.