We’re powering our Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit back up and taking it on the road for a 2021 tour.

And we want to give your organization a chance to reserve your own demonstration.

The exhibit is a 7,200-volt electrical distribution grid that features live electrical wires, utility poles and transformers, used to present dangers associated with electricity. Trained PPL staff wearing protective equipment use ladders, gloves, shovels and other tools in a controlled environment to recreate sparks, flames, smoke and crackling that occur when items come in contact with live electrical lines. They’ll also show what happens when a tree branch and a Mylar balloon contact wires.

The exhibit will be making stops across our 29-county service territory through early November, following a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And all demonstrations are free.

We recently kicked off our tour by visiting Rutherford Fire Co. in Harrisburg and providing a demonstration to 32 first responders.

To schedule a demonstration, email Doug Haupt at dlhaupt@pplweb.com or call 610-297-2461. Available dates for 2021 are limited, but we are starting to accept bookings for 2022 as well.

The following are some requests for groups hosting the exhibit:

  • An audience of at least 50 people is required.
  • We need an outdoor area suitable to accommodate the exhibit.
  • We ask that hosts invite surrounding first responder organizations to attend.
  • We appreciate if host organizations allow the general public to attend the demonstration.

The exhibit will be hosted outdoors and our presenters will follow all of the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Health Department.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Live Line Exhibit back in action!