LAKELAND, FL (September 26, 2013) -- Lakeland Electric is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of Public Power Week so get ready for a fun-filled, power-packed day! The event will be held at the Lakeland Electric Training Center across the street from the McIntosh Power Plant. The Training Center’s physical address is 2727 Centurion Dr. Lakeland, FL 33805.
October 2013 marks Public Power Week's 27th anniversary as a country-wide program to celebrate the importance of public power to local citizens and other key publics, including state and national officials. Lakeland Electric employees invite all residents to experience their electric utility.
Participants will see first-hand how electricity is generated, learn how to save energy and dollars, get a better understanding of what goes into establishing electric rates and experience hands-on operations of power equipment. Attendants will get a firsthand look at the various generation units and the operating systems at the McIntosh Power Plant. Not everyone gets access to the power plant and this is a rare opportunity to tour the generation facility that produces the majority of the electricity that powers Lakeland.
Besides the plant tours, there will be a number of activities that will include something for all ages. The fun-filled, day includes:
· Bucket Truck Rides
· Photos with Wattson (Lakeland Electric’s mascot)
· Children's Activities (Tattoos, Arts & Crafts)
· Food and Refreshments
· Electric Safety Demonstrations & Displays
· Smart Meter Educational Tutorial (Benefits & Features)
· Hurricane Preparedness Demonstrations
· New Lakeland Electric Web Site Demonstrations & New eServices Portal
· System Control Demonstrations (How trouble trucks are dispatched)
· Electri-fried Hot Dogs
· Customer Care Programs & Services
· Solar Power Demonstrations and Solar Hot Water Systems
Lakeland Electric customers will have the opportunity to meet linemen, system control operators and customer service representatives and ask them any questions you might have. Family Day features something exciting for kids of all ages… so come out and feel the energy!
The Lakeland Electric Training Center is located at 2727 Centurion Drive. Take Lake Parker Drive off Memorial heading north toward the McIntosh Power Plant. Across from the Plant you will see Centurion Drive. Take a right at Centurion Drive and then take the first right off Centurion Drive to the Training Center. We hope to see you there!