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Substation Tour at Lakeland Electric

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Ever wonder what is inside an electrical substation? The IEEE Florida West Coast Section Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group and Power & Energy Society (PES), in collaboration with Lakeland Electric (LE), are excited to offer this tour of a distribution substation. This tour event will include a 1-hour in-classroom presentation to go over the basic functions of the different types of equipment in a distribution substation, as well as their role in protecting the system during faults or failures. After the presentation, and a discussion of safety precautions, the event will proceed with an outdoor walk-through of one of Lakeland Electric’s 230/69/12kV substation facilities where attendees can learn to identify the different types of equipment, view inside the control house, and ask any questions they may have. This event will be perfect for those with little to no knowledge of substations or students interested in the power industry. Registration fee: $10 students, $20 IEEE members, and $30 non-members PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): To attend and enter the substation, you must have the required personal protective equipment (PPE). The PPE requirements are a hard hat, safety glasses, and EH rated shoes (or dielectric overshoes). Attendees are asked to bring their own PPE if they have. Lakeland Electric can provide a hard hat, safety glasses, and dielectric overshoes, however they have a limited supply and will need to be notified beforehand if you need to be provided with any PPE. Please email Ariana McGuirk at amcguirk@ieee.org if you will need a hard hat, safety glasses, or dielectric overshoes (please state shoe size in email request). TRANSPORTATION: The in-class prestation portion of this event will be held at Lakeland Electric administration building in downtown Lakeland, FL. The outdoor substation facility is a 10-15min drive from the administration building. Attendees must have their own transportation between the in-class portion to the outdoor substation. Parking is available at or near both locations. A map and directions to these locations will be provided to those that register. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ariana McGuirk at amcguirk@ieee.org FACILITIES/REFRESHMENTS: Please check in with the front desk security guard when entering the administration building. Light snacks, bottled water, and restrooms will be available during the in-class portion. No bathroom facilities at substation location. Speaker(s): Ariana, Bldg: Lakeland Electric administration building, 501 E Lemon St , Lakeland, Florida, United States, 33801

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