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Georgia Power teaches kids about efficiency

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Solar power, light usage, occupancy sensors were all topics Denise James covered in this summer camp of kids.

Georgia Power is holding its annual four-day energy efficiency learning camp for children this week.

“The kids are very knowledgeable, but something like this can really highlight what they know and kind of challenge them to know more about what we do at Georgia Power and energy efficiency,” said James.

GP Energy Service Representative Van McDowell said we have to teach our children early about efficiency.

“It is very important for children to learn at a young age how to reduce energy consumption because at some point they're going to be a homeowner,” said McDowell.

Caleb Curry, 10, from Jennings, Florida said he never knew science could be so much fun.

“It's really interesting learning about science because I want to be a doctor when I grow up, so I really enjoy science,” said Curry.
 James said she’s truly going to miss the kids.

“They have been excellent, I know all of their personalities now, and we are saddened that we are done today”

James said the kids associate Georgia Power a lot with lights, so she's already started planning out next year's camp.

“Next summer or in their classrooms, we're going to start talking about heating and cooling and how that plays a majority part in their electricity bill,” said James.

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