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Lineworkers Rodeo set for Saturday at fair

News Release, The Grand Island Independent

Hosted by the Nebraska Power Association. The opening ceremony begins at 9:30 am.

Electric line technicians from across Nebraska will take center stage as they compete in the seventh annual Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Nebraska State Fair’s Motor Sports Track in Grand Island . . . The public can also visit the Nebraska Power Association’s public power station, just outside the Heartland Events Center. Hands-on activities and safety demonstrations will help fair attendees learn more about the electric industry. The all-electric Chevy Bolt will be on display, in addition to the Little Lineworkers Rodeo, Public Power 360 Virtual Reality demo, STEM Robotics Challenge and much more . . . Other activities taking place at the NPA booth include designing a light switch, a solar panel display, the pedal power energy activity, public power plinko trivia game, electrical safety displays and public power information. Read the entire release here.

About The Nebraska Power Association
Now in its fourth decade, NPA is comprised of the 166 utilities that produce and deliver electricity to Nebraskans. NPA is a voluntary organization representing all segments of Nebraska’s power industry: municipalities, public power districts, public power and irrigation districts and cooperatives engaged in generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity within our state. The 166 members of NPA are listed here.

As announced in our latest newsletter, the J-Tech Solar Sustainability Pavilion will also provide exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages at the fair. Click link for details:

J-Tech Solar Sustainability Pavilion – Nebraska State Fair

Sustainability Pavilion one cog in State Fair initiative

By Robert Pore, Grand Island Independent

A popular display at the Sustainability Pavilion this year is the Automotive Recycling Industry of Nebraska’s recycled car that educates the public about all the various parts of an automobile that can be recycled . . . Another positive display at the Sustainability Pavilion deals with solar energy, which is making big strides in Nebraska as an alternative energy resource for residential, commercial, farms and ranches. The Nebraska State Fair has also jumped on the solar energy bandwagon, according to [Jaime Parr, Nebraska State Fair facility director]. “The State Fair has added about 90 solar panels to the roof of the Nebraska Building to be showcased during this year’s State Fair,” she said. Read more here.

Photo: Grand Island Public Schools Success Academy 11-grader Maria Reeh (left) speaks about the migration pattern of the monarch butterfly as 10th-grader Alexis Lute listens during a presentation about protecting the monarch butterfly Monday in the J-Tech Solar Sustainability Pavilion during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Credit: Barrett Stinson / Grand Island Independent