Release Courtesy of Chris Rimel
South Carolina Communications Manager
Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station has served the Upstate and area visitors for nearly 50 years. Since we opened our doors in 1969, we have been committed to offering free, family-friendly opportunities to the public, including energy education, informative programming, family entertainment and more.
Effective Nov. 1, 2016, the World of Energy will implement new operating hours for visitors and plant neighbors, remaining open to the public 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closing on Saturday and Sunday. The picnic area and nature trail will remain open Saturday and Sunday for public use.
We are excited to continue hosting special events and featured programming on designated Saturdays throughout the year.
If you have not done so recently, we encourage you to visit the World of Energy. As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are in the process of refurbishing and replacing several exhibits to continue our tradition in the next 50 years as a premiere educational outpost in the utility industry. Although we are changing our hours of operation, our commitment to energy education and our community remains strong.
World of Energy Upcoming Events:
• National Hunting and Fishing Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24
• Super Tuesday, 10 a.m., Oct. 25: Having studied more than 20 total solar eclipses around the world, Dr. Donald Liebenberg presents a public lecture featuring the total solar eclipse set to cross our path in August 2017. Learn all about this rare phenomenon.
• Festival of Trees Display, Dec. 1 – Dec. 31 (during normal business hours)
If you are in need of World of Energy brochures reflecting our new hours of operation, please call 1 (800) 777-1004, option 1, or email email@example.com. If you have World of Energy hours of operation on your website, we ask that you please update to reflect our new hours. For more information on hours of operation, programming and events, please visit us online at www.duke-energy.com/worldofenergy.