September 28, 2022—The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is preparing to kick off Public Power Week—a week fully dedicated to celebrating the substantial benefits of having a public power utility in our community—on October 2-8, 2022!

Some of the most notable benefits of public power are local control, reliable service and competitive, low rates. As a community-owned utility company, decisions about how our utility is run and operated are made right here in Kerrville. KPUB isn’t motivated by profits because the utility company doesn’t answer to shareholders—instead, we answer to our customers.

“KPUB takes pride in the reliable, low-cost power we provide to keep our customers’ lights on,” said Allison Bueché, KPUB director of customer & community relations. “Our KPUB team is looking forward to celebrating all the benefits of public power with our community during our family-friendly event.”

KPUB’s 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 December will mark 35 years of KPUB being Kerrville’s community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility company. Today, KPUB has 55 employees, nine substations, four community solar systems that serve more than 23,800 customers across its 146 square mile service area.
KPUB invites the community to celebrate Public Power Week by participating in our Bucket Truck Ride Event on October 8!

Slated activities will include:
• Customers are invited to stop by our KPUB Lobby on Friday, October 7, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for free LED light bulbs in conjunction with National LED Day and an opportunity to enter to win a smart Nest thermostat (with installation included), plus a free HVAC system inspection and tune-up. There will be a limit of four light bulbs per customer. The smart thermostat package winner will be drawn at 1 p.m. at the end of the bucket truck ride event (winner does not need to be present to win).

  • Bucket Truck Ride Event at Louise Hays Park hosted on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be a free community event with family-friendly activities that will include taking a ride in one of KPUB’s bucket trucks, line worker tool displays, photo ops with our linemen, face painting, children’s energy education stations and more. KPUB will be providing free food and refreshments, snow cones and free t-shirts while supplies last!

For more information on Public Power Week and event activities, please visit kpub.com/publicpowerweek. For questions, contact KPUB at 830.257.3050.

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