Electric Power Plant Open House Sunday, Oct. 13
1-5 p.m. at Arvah B. Hopkins Electric Generating Facility
October 10, 2013
Come to Hopkins Power Plant on Sunday, Oct. 13, for a fun-filled learning experience about electricity generation, city services and our community’s commitment to clean-burning natural gas.
Held in conjunction with Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week, this popular annual event offers activities for all ages. Highlights will include guided power plant tours, field demonstrations by electric line crews and fire fighters, big trucks, helicopter displays, K-9 units, children’s games, information booths, refreshments and much more.
This year’s event will also feature two performances of the original energy conservation play Turn It On, Turn it Off performed by S.A.I.L High School students at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The City of Tallahassee has teamed up with the Florida Public Service Commission to present this educational performance. Residents of all ages can learn about electricity generation and distribution, city services and the importance of safe, reliable and clean power in our community – now and in the future.
“Our local utilities have provided our community with safe and reliable electricity for over 100 years,” said Mayor John Marks. “The investment that we have made in modern infrastructure and advanced technology allows us to continue providing the high quality, affordable service that we have all come to expect from the nation’s #1 public utility.”
Named one of the top six gas-fired, electric generating facilities in the world, Hopkins Generating Station Unit 2 has been recognized for its advanced technology, environmental protections, noteworthy design and operational efficiencies. It is located three miles west of Capital Circle SW on Geddie Road, between Highways 20 and 90.
Bring the entire family and learn more about where your electricity comes from and why it's so important to us now and in the future. Plenty of free on-site parking will be available.
The Energy Smart Plus (e+) initiative offers customers a wide range of products and services, including free energy audits, ceiling insulation grants, energy-efficiency appliance rebates and much more.
For more information, call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).
Rob McGarrah, Electric Utility General Manager, 891-5534; Alison Faris, Department of Communications, 891-8533; or Sandra Manning, Utility Marketing Manager, 891-6175