An electric experience
Published 20/09/2016 | 02:30
ESB Networks will have a high profile presence at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore where it will showcase its successes in customer services, technological innovation and commitment to public safety.
The ESB Networks exhibition area will have a virtual reality station where punters can have a real-life experience of how electricity is delivered to homes, farms and businesses.
Visitors to the stand will be able to see a fibre-splicing demo, showing how the fibre is pieced together so that a high capacity optical fibre telecommunications infrastructure can be successfully delivered using existing electricity networks.
Ploughing visitors are invited to come along and view how the ESB's highly trained specialist staff uses cutting-edge technology to repair high voltage cables on the sea bed.
This is the world's first underwater cable repair system and was developed by ESB staff.
Electrical safety on the farm will feature very strongly in the ESB stand.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed will be on hand tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) to present safety certificates to the winning Ag students from Teagasc College, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, Salesian Ag College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick and UCD who took part in a 'Farm Safely with Electricity' competition.
This year there will also be a model farm on display where ESB staff can interact with both children and adults to explain the many risks on farms including electricity.