Vectren Launches Annual, Fourth-Grade Energy Safety Education Program


For the tenth consecutive year, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) plan to bring Energy Safe Kids, an interactive, hands-on safety education program, to area schools. Based on fourth-grade curriculum, the program educates children about natural gas and electric safety through classroom presentations and take-home energy safety booklets. As a follow-up lesson, teachers are encouraged to schedule a Live Wire demonstration. The outdoor activity teaches children about electrical safety while a trained Vectren line specialist demonstrates the power of a live electrical line and perches above the crowd in a bucket truck.

Energy Safe Kids presentations will be at the following schools this week:

  • ï‚·  Holy Spirit Catholic School – Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8:15 a.m.
  • ï‚·  Daniel Wertz Elementary School – Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10:45 a.m.“It is important both our customers and our children understand natural gas and electricity safety,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren South. “Energy Safe Kids is a fun, memorable program for fourth graders to learn about the properties of natural gas and electricity, as well as what to do when they notice a downed power line or suspect a natural gas leak.”This fall, Vectren and NEF plan to provide approximately 180 classroom presentations to more than 10,000 students in more than 170 schools throughout Vectren’s Indiana service territories: Vectren North and Vectren South.Participating students will learn about the basics of natural gas and/or electricity. Each student will receive an Energy Safety booklet that encourages him/her to Live Smart and Take Action by following safety precautions at home and at school. Each participating teacher/classroom will receive teaching materials that include a teacher guide, accompanying CD and energy instructional posters.

    About Vectren

    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit