The staff at BARC Electric Cooperative enjoys the opportunity of presenting safety displays, energy efficiency programs, and other educational presentations to the public. Give us a call at 1-800-846-2272 to set up a demonstration at your school, club, or other function.
Safety-Mike Smith and others will bring a safety display to your school, club, or just about any gathering to teach safety around electricity. He brings a display about safety around substations, overhead power lines, underground power lines, and a variety of other situations. He often brings one of our lineman and a bucket truck to demonstrate the safety equipment they use on a daily basis.
Energy Efficiency-A number of people at the co-op are willing to come out and discuss home energy efficiency. They usually bring handouts on appliances and some door prizes such as CFL's (compact fluorescent light bulbs).
Cooperative Difference-We are always willing to share the story of the Cooperative Difference and the benefits involved in being a member owner. This can be done in conjunction with any of the other demonstrations we offer.
Custom Demonstrations-If your group or organization has something in particular you would like to discuss, give us a call and we will see if we can tailor a program for you.
We offer educational tours of the headquarters facility with equipment demonstrations. We are also willing to give safety tours of a substation or other facilities on our system.
BARC works in conjuction with our statewide association, the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, on a scholarship program that is awarded each year to a local high school student. See the VMDAEC Scholarship webpage.