Each year, Riverland Energy offers safety demonstrations to elementary schools through its service territory.
Using a table-top model of a neighborhood to demonstrate with, Riverland personnel demonstrate the value of electricity as well as how to use it safely. The demonstration shows the effects of contacting 10,000 volts of electricity with several accident scenarios being demonstrated including ladders and antennas near power lines, flying kites and climbing trees near power lines, downed wires, and danger of playing around a substation. The children also get to see first-hand the safety equipment used by electrical line workers.
If you are interested in having an electrical safety demonstration, please contact Beth, 800-411-9115.