Public Power Week 2021
October 3-9, 2021, is Public Power Week, a week fully dedicated to celebrating the substantial benefits of having a public power utility in your community! Some of the most notable benefits of public power are local control, reliable service and competitive, low rates.
KPUB is a public power electric utility company, meaning we are owned by the community we serve. We aren’t motivated by profits because we don’t answer to shareholders—we answer to our customers.
At KPUB, we work every day to provide our community with reliable power, competitively priced rates and world-class service. KPUB is one of more than 2,000 public power utility companies that power the homes and businesses across the U.S. to over 49 million Americans. Being powered by a public power utility company means that the power is in the hands of the people. Our utility is operated with local control, and decisions about how KPUB is run and operated are made right here in Kerrville.
Our public power story began in 1987 when the City of Kerrville purchased the electric distribution system from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to put the power back in the hands of local citizens. Prior to that, our community’s power had been generated and sold by companies headquartered outside of Kerr County for 62 years.
This year will mark 34 years of KPUB being your community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility company. We invite you to celebrate with us during Public Power Week on October 3-9, 2021, while we share with you all the ways KPUB is helping power a better community for us all.
Bucket Truck Ride Event, Saturday, October 9
The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is hosting a family-friendly event to meet our heroes in hardhats while we celebrate Public Power Week!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., to join us in Louise Hays Park for a free community event!
Family-friendly activities will include taking a ride in one of KPUB’s bucket trucks, arc & spark demos, line worker tool displays, photo ops with our linemen and more.
KPUB will be providing free hot dogs, chips and refreshments on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as a free t-shirt for the first 100 attendees.
KPUB wants you and your family to enjoy the experience of seeing our community from a bird’s eye view!
KPUB bucket truck ride safety precautions
- All riders must be harnessed at all times.
- Riders must at least be tall enough to see over the side of the bucket in order to be taken up in the bucket.
- Children eligible to ride must wear a kid’s harness.
- Operators can take riders up to 70% the height of the boom’s full capacity.
- To help maintain a safe environment during every bucket ride, KPUB reserves the right to refuse rides to people who are perceived to be a safety risk in any way.