Division of Cleveland Public Power

Department of Public Utilities

Division of Cleveland Public Power

Founded in 1906, the City of Cleveland's Division of Cleveland Public Power provides electric service to approximately 74,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Cleveland Public Power's three-hundred-megawatt system ranks as the largest municipally owned electric utility in the State of Ohio and one of the largest in the United States.

We are committed to providing reliable and affordable energy and energy services to the residents and businesses of the City of Cleveland while operating as good stewards in the community.

Our four 138 kV interconnections connect CPP to the market’s electrical power. This 138 kV circuit feeds 36 substations throughout Cleveland and steps down the voltage to a distribution system of 69 kV, 13.8 kV, 11.5 kV, or 2300 volts, depending on the substation.

Our power and energy requirements are obtained through short and long-term contracts with various regional utilities and other power suppliers to the regional grid. The balance consists of three combustion turbine generating units and ten diesel generators throughout the network.