Silver Run Electric hosts “Energy Night” at Brandywine Springs School
Silver Run Electric (SRE) environmental engineers Dave Wilson and Brandon Pollpeter were set up and ready to greet students and parents at the first ever Brandywine Springs School “Energy Night” on April 3, 2019. Nearly 120 visitors stopped by to learn about SRE’s environmental commitment and new transmission line project.
Coincidentally, the morning of the Energy Night event, the entire school suffered a power outage! Fourth-grader Martin and sixth-grader Billy learned how the SRE project will help prevent that from happening by adding an extra transmission connection to the grid so it’s more stable, reliable and efficient.
SRE provided some great swag to families stopping by: ‘Electricity is Epic’ t-shirts, ‘The Electricity Explorers’ activity books, and brochures about how SRE’s transmission project will help build a stronger power grid for the region. The parents really loved that electric users in the Delmarva Peninsula will save an estimated $17 million annually because of the project.
The clear star of the show was the miniature Vertical Injector. The hands-on demonstration was a great visual display of how the technology will be used in the Delaware River to install cables up to 25 feet beneath the river bed without harming the local fish or shellfish populations.
Students from kindergarten through eighth grade, and their parents and family members, all wanted to try their hand with the Vertical Injector technology. They were very proud to learn that Delaware will be the first state in the country to use the device, which has been used in Europe to help install electric lines for offshore wind turbines.
Thank you, Brandywine Springs School and 7th Grade Science Teacher Peter Kelly, for inviting us to participate in the school’s premier Energy Night. We were thrilled to meet many of Delaware’s technological innovators of tomorrow!