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Creative Classroom: Power plant tour offers OES fourth graders a real-world lesson on how electricity is produced

ANDALUSIA, ALA.– Fourth-grade students from Opp Elementary School toured PowerSouth’s Central Generation facilities on Oct. 8, learning how electricity is generated and transmitted throughout south Alabama and northwest Florida.

During their visit, the 120 students served as “plant operators for a day” at the natural gas-fired McWilliams Plant, toured the Gantt Hydroelectric Dam and learned about electrical safety.

“Students experience electricity generation first-hand during our power plant tours,” said Mark Ingram, PowerSouth Communications Manager. “There’s no better way to learn about generating electricity than by going straight to the source.”

“We have a vested interest in our community, and we welcome the opportunity to share in the education of our future leaders,” said Emily Smith, PowerSouth Tour Coordinator. “Making electricity is interesting business, and we like to share the experience when possible because we believe it’s important for our members to know how their electricity is produced.”

For more information:
Mark Ingram, Corporate Communication Manager
mark.ingram@powersouth.com    |     www.powersouth.com

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