ASME Cincinnati Section October Envision Center by Duke Energy Tour

 Tour of Duke Energy Envision Center

Where: 4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

 When:  Wednesday, October 19, 2011  3:00 P.M. Tour Begins 

5:00 P.M. Tour Finishes 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a Local Restaurant (self funded)

 Cost: Free   (Tour limited to 20)

  for ASME members, non-members, and all guests; Free for student members.

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.

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 Directions to Envision Center SM by Duke Energy Tour

 From 75N

 Take I-75/I-71 North towards the CVG airport (I-275 W)

 Take the 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 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 / Northern 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

 

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