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2015 FEEDER Summer Power Experiences Program Features Technical Tours

The FEEDER five-day 2015 Summer Power Experiences Program at the University of Kentucky runs May 18-22. This 3-credit class includes site visits and technical tours to power and energy oriented facilities from industry engineers and operators.

Site visits include wind, solar, hydro, supercritical coal, gas turbine, pumped storage, transmission control center, smart grid demonstration site, and power distribution sites.

The program is being offered as a credit course through the University of Kentucky, in partnership with area industries and utilities. The program is also available to a limited number of students from institutions in the FEEDER consortium of universities (Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Arkansas, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Pittsburgh, and University of South Carolina).  Students participating under the FEEDER program may participate as registered students for credit, or without credit but supported by the FEEDER grant. More information for these students is listed below.

Schedule (tentative)

Monday May 18
Bluegrass Energy power substation and distribution site
Ft. Knox solar farm, net zero facililty, CHP plant, geothermal district heating/cooling

Tuesday, May 19
Falls of the Ohio hydroelectric plant
Trimble Power Plant

Wednesday, May 20
Chalmers Indiana wind farm

Thursday, May 21
Duke Envision Center: Demonstration and Education Center for Smart Grid
EKPC Bavarian Landfill Gas Power

Friday, May 22
TVA Raccoon Mountain pumped storage facility

Image: Matt Aberman