April 24, 2012
|Southwestern's Jeremy Chea and Tammy Moreno
explain the workings of a hydropower dam to
elementary students during WFEC Earth Day.
When Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) planned its 2012 Earth Day event, it invited Southwestern to set up an educational booth and participate. Southwestern accepted, and on April 24-25, 2012, Southwestern staff presented a brief overview of hydropower and transmission to nearly 2,000 children in grades 3-6 from schools across southwestern Oklahoma.
WFEC, a generation and transmission cooperative and customer of Southwestern, serves retail electricity users in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. WFEC previously sponsored Earth Day events by giving wind farm tours. This year, the event was moved indoors to accommodate increased attendance from regional schools.
The Community Building/Activity Center at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha, Oklahoma, was transformed into a one-stop educational tour featuring "green" companies as well as state and Federal agencies involved in wildlife, renewable energy, and energy conservation technologies.