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
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.