Energy Literacy at EletrofestAug, 2014
Energy Literacy at Eletrofest
The established electric power sector institutions – ELES, Milan Vidmar Electric Power REsearch Institute, Faculty of Electrical Engineering – were this year joined by GEN energija to organise this year's scientific festival Elektrofest. This year, we will promote energy literacy for almost 800 students by organising meetings in Ljubljana and also at GEN's World of Energy. All organising institutions will present several professional sets of contents for providing information to the students. The main event will be the opening of the exhibition Technological Heritage through Time and the Development of Technologies of Overhead Lines in the lobby of ELES and EIMV, Hajdrihova 2, Ljubljana, at 10:30 am.
THe visitors of Elektrofest will visit the high voltage laboratory, where we have been conducting tests of devices that operate in the electric energy system for more than fifty years, and we also make lightning simulations. We used a model to show students what phenomena occur at high voltage transmission along overhead lines. We will also explain the phenomena and show how to measure voltage. We will also present a photo exhibition entitled the Development of Technologies of Overhead Lines. Visitors in Krško will be able to get more information about lightning and their field of study. We will also show them a special model that represents a wire explosion, when it reaches the same voltage as real lightning.