NYSEG Presenting Powerful Safety Program to Oneonta Fourth-Graders
– NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will present its “Power of Safety” program this week to approximately 300 fourth-graders from five Oneonta-area schools. The program will be at NYSEG’s Country Club Road facility.
Now in its 15th year, the program is based on fourth-grade curriculum and includes a video, discussions about electrical safety and NYSEG’s powerful live-line demonstration.
“Our line mechanics become teachers for a few hours,” said Anne Carnrike, NYSEG’s field customer service supervisor in Oneonta. “We use an energized replica of an electrical system to help children understand how electricity travels when the system is damaged and how to stay out of its way. We emphasize the vital importance of safety.”