Power competition for local schools

SP Energy Networks, which owns and manages the network of cables and power lines for Central & Southern Scotland, has launched a ‘Power Champion’ competition to schools across Scotland to help raise awareness of what to do in emergency power situations.

As we enter the winter months, weather conditions can become more unpredictable and schools are being encouraged to nominate a responsible pupil from primary four to seven as a ‘Power Champion’ to explain why their school is best at preparing for a power emergency.

The nominated ‘Power Champion’ will then submit 100 words on how they prepare for a power cut situation to be in with a chance of winning the competition. Entries will be judged by SP Energy Networks and one pupil from Scotland will win a free iPad and storm kit for their school.

As a distributor of power, SP Energy Networks restores supplies as quickly as possible should a fault occur and while loss of power is rare, SP Energy Networks is keen to prepare schools for power loss situations and advise on how to deal with power cuts should they occur.

SP Energy Networks has launched a new hotline number for people to call in the event of a power emergency – 0800 092 9290 from landlines and 0300 1010 222 from mobile numbers.

Vicky Kelsall, Customer Services SP Energy Networks, said: “We are eager to work with schools and pupils in Central & Southern Scotland to raise awareness of how to deal with a power-related emergency. Winter can bring about unpredictable weather and severe conditions can sometimes impact on power supplies, so it’s important to be prepared.

“The ‘Power Champion’ competition gives pupils from P4-P7 the chance to learn about the best ways to prepare for a power emergency, and also potentially win a prize for their school. We’re looking forward to seeing some fantastic entries.”

The nominated ‘Power Champion’ for each school will receive an information pack and updates on how to prepare for power emergencies to help them with their entries. Entries should be submitted to powerchampion@stripecommunications.com before 5:00pm on Thursday 18 December.