Cheswick Power Station plans community 'meet and greet'

| Monday, June 13, 2011

The Cheswick Power Station is hosting a community-wide "Meet & Greet" event at 8:30 a.m. June 18 at the power station, 411 Pittsburgh St., Springdale.

Area residents are invited to stop by to learn more about the power station, how electricity is generated and the facts about power plant emissions.

The Cheswick Power Station is owned by GenOn Energy, has been a vital part of the community since it began generating electricity in 1970.

GenOn Energy is one of the largest competitive generators of wholesale electricity in the United States, with the Cheswick Power Station being one of 48 GenOn Energy-owned power stations in 12 states.

Meet the plant's new general manager, Rocky Tondo, and hear a variety of presentations regarding recent improvements at the site.

"We know our neighbors have questions about the power plant," Tondo said. "We want to make sure they have every chance to get their questions answered. The best way to do that is to invite them in to take a look around and answer whatever questions they have."

Community members who sign up at or by calling 877-384-7036 will be offered a guided tour of the plant. For safety reasons, anyone taking the tour must wear long pants and flat, closed-toe shoes.

The event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be served.

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