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© 2016 by Southwest Ohio Chapter of AEE

 March 2009 Chapter Event

Topic:       Tour of Envision Center & Smart Grid
When:      Friday March 27th from 1-3pm

Where:     4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Duke Energy's Envision Center provides visitors a dynamic experience that demonstrates the possibilities of modernizing to smart grid and energy efficient technology. 

The center features a movie-style studio with sets consisting of a substation with two-way digital technology, a smart home - complete with solar panels and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, an apartment complex with smart meters and a power delivery work center - monitoring conditions with real-time data. Electric poles equipped with intelligent power equipment are also staged throughout. 

Center visitors can watch video presentations that showcase a day in the life of a variety of energy customers in the year 2015. Visitors will also experience simulated demonstrations such as a thunderstorm, lightning strike and power outage. Home simulations feature the use of an energy-management system to control high efficiency appliances (e.g., dishwasher, water heater, HVAC equipment).

Smart grid technology will enable: 

 

Improved system reliability and operational efficiency

Quicker and more accurate response to outages

Greater customer offerings (e.g., energy efficiency programs and payment options)

New tools and programs that enable customers to predict and gain control of energy usage.


The center also promotes the importance of renewable power to meet the energy needs of tomorrow and how customers can play an important role in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Driving Directions:
From Cincinnati, OH:

Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)

Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)

GO LEFT on Mineola Pike

At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.

Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi

The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left - Building C - before you intersect Turfway Road

GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end


From Columbus, OH:

Take I-71 South toward Cincinnati, OH

Merge onto I-71 South via Exit 99A on the LEFT toward Cincinnati (crossing into Kentucky)

Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)

Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)

GO LEFT on Mineola Pike

At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.

Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi

The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left - Building C - before you intersect

    Turfway Road

GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end


From Greater Cincinnati / N Ky Airport (code CVG): 

Take I-275 East

Take Mineola Pike Exit

RIGHT on Mineola Pike

LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.

Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi

The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left - Building C - before you intersect Turfway Road

GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end