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Energy Efficiency and Safety Demonstrations

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Lineman 360 Virtual Reality Experience Shelby County Fair 2019

Lineman 360 Virtual Reality Experience

Nishnabotna Valley REC's power provider Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) has recorded several Virtual Reality videos that simulate a day in the life a lineworker. NVREC has used the Lineman 360 Experience to help educate people about the utility industry, encourage safety around electrical lines, and promote careers working at an electrical cooperative. We have shared the experience at our Annual Meetings in August, we have had a booth at the Shelby County Fair, and we have been to several schools and STEM festivals over the last few years using this hands-on, interactive learning system.

Nishnabotna Valley REC personnel can be available to bring the Lineman 360 experience to your school, Scout Troop, or science festival. Please contact us at 712-755-2166 or email info@nvrec.com if you would like to schedule a Lineman 360 Virtual Reality demonstration.

NVREC Electrical Safety Demo at HCMS
Rich Freml and Todd Bruck explain to students what can happen when someone comes in contact with an electric line.

Electrical Safety Demonstrations

Students at Harlan Intermediate School learn about electricity - how it is generated as well as energy efficiency and safety measures dealing with it.

Nishnabotna Valley REC personnel can be available to present the Neon Leon Lighting Liz safety demonstration to area schools who simply contact the office and schedule a presentation. The presentation is for students ages 3rd - 6th. Please email us at info@nvrec.com or call 712-755-2166 to schedule a safety demonstration for your students.

Energy Bike Display
Pedal Power brought to area schools

Energy Efficiency Demonstrations

Area schools have had experience learning about how much ENERGY it takes to power a light bulb. Students from Harlan, Exira, AHST and IKM-Manning got to witness first hand how much more energy it takes to power four incandescent lightbulbs compared to the more energy efficient CFL or LED lightbulbs. There is also a small fan, radio and heater, which are all used to demonstrate how much electricity even very small appliances require.

Nishnabotna Valley REC personnel can be available to present the energy efficiency bike demonstration to area schools who simply contact the office and schedule a presentation. The presentation is for students ages 3rd - 6th. Please email us at info@nvrec.com or call 712-755-2166 to schedule a safety demonstration for your students.

It is the goal of your local Cooperative to help educate our young people that energy conservation starts at home. With just a few simple changes the little things really do add up to big savings! Find out how you can save more on your electric bill at www.togetherwesave.com.