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BPUB Observes Public Power Month

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 1-7) through the entire month of October by hosting an electrical community tour for customers, highlighting the benefits of public power and continuing outreach and education to customers about electrical rates and energy efficiency.

“Our commitment to Public Power Week reflects our belief that communities thrive when they have reliable, locally owned electric utilities,” BPUB General Manager & CEO Marilyn Gilbert said. “We like to extend the week observation to help educate our customers about the benefits of public power throughout the month.”

BPUB invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Month events, including:

  • Newspapers in Education – The Oct. 1 edition of the Brownsville Herald was one for parents and children, as it publishes about the benefits of public power, ways BPUB gives back to the community and recent changes in bills as well as some activities for the children.
  • Fall Community Tour: Electricity– On Friday, Oct. 20, customers will have the opportunity to tour BPUB’s Silas Ray Power Plant and Rio Grande substation, learn about fuel purchasing, and meter tampering, and watch a pole climbing demonstration by BPUB lineworkers. Register on the BPUB website. Seating is limited to 25.
  • Social Media – Learn about what’s changed in your bill, energy efficiency and conservation tips.

For more information about these activities, please contact the BPUB Communications & Public Relations Department at (956) 983-6247.

BPUB Observa el Mes de Energía Publica