Community Invited to Power Plant Open House

Community Invited to Power Plant Open House
Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-30 19:52:00-04

 TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) Hopkins Power plant is hosting its annually open house from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.5th

 The open house 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, educational booths and refreshments.

 "Our local utilities have provided Tallahassee with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years," said Mayor John Marks. "We are excited to invite families to come out and see for themselves the kinds of modern technology and infrastructure that allows us to continue providing quality service that we have all come to expect from the nation's #1 public utility."

As an added feature, this year's event will include quick response codes-the geometric arrays of black and white squares used to store and retrieve information.

 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 at 1125 Geddie Road, between Highways 20 and 90. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).