Category: In the news

This category will link to recent (and semi-recent) news articles concerning Reddy.

Remembering a Kilowatt Named Reddy

From the Cass County Star Gazette: Reddy Kilowatt is anything but your average company spokesman. After all, this fellow has lightning bolts for a body, a light bulb for a nose and electrical outlets in the place of ears. Reddy Kilowatt achieved fame throughout downstate Illinois after Central Illinois Public Service Company (CIPS) hired Reddy […]

Reddy Kilowatt Works Up a Sweat

Check it out — we got linked in the New York Times. It’s hot out there, and if you are in the electric business, you don’t have to look at the thermometer to know it; a quick glance at the power consumption statistics will make it clear. It’s been a rough patch for Reddy Kilowatt. via […]

Another public utility district takeover of Puget Sound Energy? As in 1941, so in 2008

Here’s a very interesting post over at Bob Simmons of just posted an article on how the prospective buyout of Puget Sound Energy by Australia’s Macquarie Group is raising hackles among those in their service area who fear higher rates and less control. As a result, some are calling for a mass takeover […]

Reddy on Classic Northland Television

Oh man, I think that’s the first time I’ve seen a life-size, live-action Reddy Kilowatt. Check it out, and be sure to watch the video: Once upon a time, Northland TV stations made their own children’s show. The kids who watched those shows are now in their 40’s and 50’s but still fondly remember names […]

Lawyer Makes Case For Interstate Neon

Another Reddy blog mention, this time over at Portland Architecture: But it was another favorite lost to history that Duffy likes best, the “Reddy Kilowatt” mascot for Pacific Power’s downtown office where her father worked, “a little man with lightning bolts for arms and legs, a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for […]

‘Reddy Kilowatt’ Energizes Sioux City Again

A classic Reddy sign has been relit: It’s an electrifying day as a Sioux City icon, “Reddy Kilowatt”, has returned. Friday Reddy was dedicated at the ISU Design West Studio for folks to enjoy. The large neon sign welcomed travelers into Sioux City along I-29 from 1956 to 1996. This new location is fitting because […]