Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) is celebrating Public Power Week, October 6-12, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, non-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.
"We are proud to be community powered," said LUS interim-director Jeffrey Stewart. "Public power puts the people of Lafayette first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens," said Stewart.
Stewart added that LUS has served Lafayette for over 120 years.
Today, LUS hosted the public at their Customer Service center on Pinhook Road to learn more about public power.
Employees were on hand to discuss utility conservation programs, power line safety, LUS MyAccount, and more.
LUS has over 400 employees serving the city of Lafayette.