Hydro launches energy education program

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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Teachable topics include power generation, distribution, savings, safety

A reliability standards engineer with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Jason Tobin takes students at Hazelwood Elementary in St. John’s through a presentation on electrical safety. — Submitted photo courtesy of Nalcor Energy

At Hazelwood Elementary in St. John’s this morning, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro launched a new education program, aimed at teaching grade-school students more about how they get their electricity.

The “Power Your Knowledge” program was launched before a group of Grade 6 students who were given a presentation on the topic of electrical safety.

The topic is one of several covered in the new educational resource materials created by the Nalcor Energy arm and being provided online, for use by teachers and students.

Other topics covered include energy generation, distribution and savings.

The “Power Your Knowledge” resources are available at: www.poweryourknowledge.com. The site includes information sheets and multiple choice quizzes.

Teachers can create their own accounts to reach sample lesson plans on energy-related topics.

“Through consultation with the Department of Education and teachers, we geared our program towards Grade 6 students, but we believe anyone of any age will find this resource an informative and engaging way to learn about how electricity works here in this province,” said Darren Moore, General Manager of Transmission and Rural Operations at Hydro, in a statement issued this morning.

“The most important component of this program is electrical safety. By educating youth, our goal is to prevent electrical injuries and we hope they also take the safety message into their own homes to teach their families about electrical safety.”

 

 

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Nalcor Energy, Department of Education

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  • H JEFFORD
    January 29, 2013 - 21:26

    Elementary schools are the right place to start to teach people the best way to produce a clean, reliable, and the cheapest source of power in the world is by Harnessing the power created by a WATER FALLS such as THE CHURCHILL FALLS & THE MUSKRAT FALLS. THERE IS NO OTHER SOURCE OF POWER IN THE WORLD THAT CAN BE USED THAT IS MORE RELIABLE AND MORE DEPENDABLE THAN HARNESSING THE FORCE OF A RIVER THAT RAN FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS AND WILL RUN FOR MILLIONS MORE, AT NO COST. WIND IS NOT RELIABLE. GAS AND OIL POWERED GENERATORS COST WILL INCREASE AS SUPPLY DECREASES, BUT THE CHURCHILL FALLS, AND THE MUSKRAT FALLS WHEN HARNESSED WILL RUN FOREVER TURNING THE TURBINES CREATING POWER, THE CLEANEST MOST RELIABLE AND CHEAPEST, WHEN BUILT SOURCE OF POWER IN THE WORLD

  • Joe Knows
    January 29, 2013 - 20:53

    Ha,Ha, oh geez, I bet it took them a long time to explain that the power could go off here at any time, and that anybody living on this island should have there own back up generator. What a joke. Nalcor needs to spend time on fixing up the poor excuse for a electrical infrastructure in this province, and not trying to butter people up for another 7% increase!

  • K
    January 29, 2013 - 11:31

    Is this the reason for hikes. Wow 11 year olds are going to save on electricity.Nalcor sure can shovrl it. NEED I guess who is paying the bill? OR in reality . HEY kids look at the muskrat falls you will inherit. BILL THAT IS

    • Fred Penner
      January 29, 2013 - 14:15

      Bitter are we? If the RNC or a nurse or a fireman or anyone else took the time to visit a school and educate kids then it is a community service. Why is it different when Nalcor does it? I don't know but I would think that keeping kids out of sub-stations is sort of important....wouldn't you?