CONOWINGO DAM TO HOST OPEN HOUSE – FREE PUBLIC EVENT

The Conowingo Dam opens its doors to the public only once a year!  See how clean, reliable electricity is generated using the power of the Susquehanna River.  We expect over 1,000 visitors over this two-day family friendly event.  The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and includes an in-depth look at operations inside the hydroelectric power station.

Event Time:                            

Friday, September 16 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, September 17 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Location:                                

Conowingo Dam Pavilion

2569 Shures Landing Road

Darlington, MD 21034

Media: Members of the media are encouraged to attend.  Beverages and lite fare will be provided.  Please contact Deena O’Brien, Communications Manager, 484-680-2225

Background: Conowingo is the largest producer of renewable energy in Maryland, capable of generating 572 megawatts of clean energy. The dam is currently in the relicensing process, having been a source of clean, reliable energy for thousands of residents and businesses for more than 80 years. Each year, more than 250,000 visitors enjoy the recreation provided by Conowingo Dam, which includes the preservation of thousands of acres of open space for hiking, bike riding and photography and access to the Susquehanna River for fishing, boating and kayaking. For more information about Conowingo Dam's relicensing process and recreational activities, please visit www.supportconowingodam.com. Join us on Twitter and You Tube.

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