Lake Lynn Power Station to Donate $3,000 to Volunteer Group

The State Journal
26 May 2012

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Lake Lynn Power Station in southwestern Pennsylvania will donate $3,000 to the Cheat Lake Environment and Recreation Association (CLEAR) for efforts to remove debris such as large tree branches from the shoreline, improving the lake for swimming, fishing and boating.

"In addition to beautifying the lake, the cleanup helps to continue the safe and reliable operation of the Lake Lynn hydroelectric generating facility because less debris collects on the water behind the dam," said Andrew C. Datsko, manager of the Lake Lynn Power Station.    

This year's shoreline cleanup has been completed, and Cheat Lake Park's new beach area is ready for the summer swimming season.  Opened in 2011, the beach is available for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Datsko will present the $3,000 check to CLEAR representatives during a brief ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at the beach.

Located in northeastern Monongalia County, W.Va. near Morgantown, Cheat Lake was formed in 1925 by damming the Cheat River to serve the needs of the Lake Lynn Power Station, a 52-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies comprise one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems.  Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and has a total generating capacity of nearly 23,000 megawatts.