The Imperial Irrigation District is celebrating Public Power Week October 6th to the 12th, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electricity on a non-profit basis. Each day, as public power providers across the nation light up homes, businesses and streets of the communities they serve, customers take advantage of the many benefits associated with public power. These benefits include lower rates, responsiveness to customer concerns, local control and community focus. In recognition of Public Power Week 2013, the district will host a series of light bulb exchange events in the Imperial and Coachella valleys. If you bring in five used incandescent bulbs, you will receive five free compact fluorescent light bulbs. CFLs produce the same amount of light, use 75% less electricity and last longer than standard incandescent bulbs. They will be in El Centro on October 22nd from 11am to 2pm at the One Stop Center, located on South Fourth Street.