The program is taught to approximately 30,000 fourth-and fifth-grade students in public, private and parochial schools in CL&P's service territory. Teacher consultants, technicians and retired line workers present the program that features:
Teachers are invited to participate in the program each fall and can request a presentation through the online Web site.
The PEAC program was developed in 2004 with a five-year grant from the Northeast Utilities Foundation to assist students at the R.J.Kinsella School in Hartford. PEAC stands for Parental Involvement, Etiquette Enrichment, Academic Achievement and Character Education. Forty students who were at risk of school failure were selected to participate in the program.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Northeast Utilities, and other local companies have collaborated to create a teacher's guide and video to help prepare Connecticut students in grades 7-12 for careers in energy and green technology. These materials have been designed to give students a glimpse of the wide range of job opportunities in energy and the educational preparation required. The DVD contains short profiles of young professionals in a variety of energy-related careers while the teacher’s guide gives students a broader understanding of energy and green technology career opportunities. Activities in the guide are aligned with state standards in content areas ranging from language arts to science, technology, and math. The guide and video are available on the CBIA Web site.