Sunday’s rain and wind knocked out power to thousands of FirstEnergy customers.
But it’s Cleveland Public Power that’s in the spotlight for allegedly investing in what critics call ‘risky projects,’ instead of making sure its current residents get the services they pay for.
The allegations come out of a lawsuit filed by First Energy against the city and Cleveland Public Power, accusing them of breaking the law by trying to steal customers from FirstEnergy that are outside its jurisdiction.
But FirstEnergy also claims CPP customers are getting the short end of a recent deal to get new subscribers instead of using that money to help its current customers.
Think about it: From an explosion last December at one of CPP’s hubs that knocked out power to 40,000 residents, to another 40,000 customers in the dark last month, because of a faulty back up line that hasn’t worked since December 2016.
Cleveland Public Power has been playing catch up on its infrastructure for a long time.
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