"Public Power Week honors Vermillion Light & Power's hometown service, resulting in reliable, affordable electricity for our community," said Mike Hays, manager of the local utility.
Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, DC. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.
"We all take for granted the availability of electricity," Hays said. "It's an absolute necessity day in and day out. Having a community-owned electric system providing our power allows us to make decisions locally on how we want to use our resources for the betterment of the community."
Vermillion Light & Power invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. Activities include an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 3.
"We at Vermillion Light & Power are dedicated to providing the highest possible level of service to our customers and in doing so, improving their quality of life," Hays said.