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Safety Demos

Electrical safety is an important part of our day-to-day work at Hancock-Wood, and we also provide free safety shows for the public. We have two demonstrations, one a tabletop show for small groups of fewer than 50 persons and the other a life-size, high-voltage show for larger groups.

Hancock-Wood encourages schools, community groups and businesses to provide the show as a part of their educational activities. The show dramatically emphasizes the dangers posed by high-voltage electric lines, both underground and overhead. Some specific things you'll learn about include:

  • Safety equipment used in the electric utility industry.
  • Various electrical voltages and circuits.
  • Telephone and cable TV wires and the potential of being energized.
  • Effects of current on a human body.
  • Backfeed of a circuit.
  • Effect of contacting energized electric circuits and other hazards possible with various material and equipment.
  • Operation of reclosers and fuses.
  • Metering and the problems associated with improper disconnection of metering devices.

We encourage you to call several weeks in advance and to be somewhat flexible on the date in case we have a conflict. To schedule a show, please contact us.

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood keeps Member owners informed about legislation that could impact their rights or lead to unstable energy costs. Your voice has been heard at the highest court in the land. In response to petitions by electric co-ops, states and industry, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Clean Power Plan. This is an unprecedented act by the Supreme Court. To learn more, click on "Legislation" above or go to action.coop learn more