Vermillion Light and Power is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 45 million Americans.
"Public Power Week is a chance for Vermillion Light and Power to articulate why public power is a good fit for Vermillion. We are absolutely dedicated to providing top-notch service and the lowest rates possible," said Mark Koller, Vermillion Light and Power superintendent.
Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.
"We are proud to be a public power community," Koller said. "Our focus goes beyond serving customers. We serve the community."
Vermillion Light and Power invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. Activities include an open house Oct. 6 serving 11 a.m.-1p.m., with drawings for prizes
"Vermillion Light and Power knows how important it is to keep the lights for the people of Vermillion, and we continue to find ways to do so with special dedication to reliability, safety and the environment," Koller said.