At Kaukauna Utilities, we believe that nothing is as important to the future of the community as our young citizens. We pride ourselves on our commitment to energy and safety education in Kaukauna.
Whether it’s through the classroom or the community, we strive to provide a strong network of information to further educate community members about electric and water subjects and how it relates to customers both young and old.
As part of our ongoing educational efforts, Kaukauna Utilities provides educational materials and presentations to schools, service groups and seniors. We also provide teaching units, videos, publications and workshops to interested groups all year long.
For more information about any of our energy and safety education programs, contact Steve Engebos, Energy Services Representative at (920) 462-0251.
If your school group or youth organization would like to learn even more about our daily operations, we offer tours of our office, building and facilities for Kaukauna Utilities customers. For more information about our facility tours, contact:
Energy Service Representative
Home Energy Savings Software
With the help of a computer simulation, students are instructed on how to conduct home energy checkups of their home.
The students are shown where to look for the energy waste in their homes. Once the data is collected, it is put into a computer program that will generate a report providing specific recommendations and information about energy saving measures.
This activity will give the participants a hands-on experience that can not only be an educational tool for the future, but can provide energy saving in the present.
National Theatre for Children
Each year, Kaukauna Utilities sponsors live theatre shows presented by the Minneapolis-based National Theatre for Children for schools within the Kaukauna Utilities territory. NTC tours the United States presenting lively, interactive energy efficiency educational shows.
NTC dedicates itself to educating young people on important and timely energy-related topics. Armed with printed curriculum materials and teacher guides, their imaginative and customized presentations effectively reach the students, teachers and parents.
Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered generator that teaches basic scientific concepts related to the conversion of energy from one form to another and its efficient use for lighting, heating, and transportation.
These concepts become tangible as the cyclist literally feels the effort required to light a bulb, heat water or spin a motor.
The 8-foot PowerTOWN educational model makes a lasting impression at safety presentations. The crackle of a high voltage electrical arc reinforces electrical safety messages that school-age audiences will not soon forget.
This realistic tool demonstrates the effects of:
- Contacting overhead lines by an antenna
- Contacting overhead lines by a kite
- Contacting overhead lines by a metal pipe
- Contacting overhead lines by a tree
- Contacting a pad mount transformer
- Energizing a vehicle by a downed overhead line
- Energizing a metal fence by a downed overhead line
- Exploding a pole mount transformer
- Contacting substation transformers
- Contacting overhead line with a sailboat mast
- Contacting underground power cable with a backhoe
- “Call Before You Dig”
Technical workshops are developed to provide business customers with up-to-date information on power quality issues, efficient motors and other electric industry issues and technologies. Customers receive low-cost or no-cost professional training, and in some cases may receive continuing education credits.