Community Information Night
Date: October 16, 2014
Time: Visit us anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Location: Limerick's Learning Center
Meet our employees and learn how we produce electricity at Limerick Generating Station. You can tour the main control room simulator, learn about our environmental programs and emergency preparedness, and get your own Limerick Generating Station souvenir badge! Children welcome!
Enter our property at the intersection of Sanatoga and Evergreen Roads in Limerick Twp. and follow signs for parking.
- Exelon representatives will be stationed in the parking area when you arrive. A shuttle will be provided to the learning center.
- Contact us at LimerickGeneratingStation@exeloncorp.com with any questions.
We hope to see you there!
Employee’s Volunteer Efforts Earn the Green Ridge Fire Company $10,000
The Green Ridge Volunteer Fire Company recently received a $10,000 cash grant as part of Exelon’s Energy for the Community Volunteer Program. Ken Robertson, a supervisor in Maintenance Planning at Limerick Generating Station, has been a volunteer at the Fire Department for 20 years. Ken’s volunteer service to the community and efforts to help bring Exelon’s corporate citizenship values to life across the Exelon service area recently earned him the Exelon Energy for the Community Award and the grant for the fire company. Ken has answered the call to over 3,400 alarms and received numerous awards and recognition for his commitment to safety and saving lives. Robertson has spent thousands of volunteer hours training and advancing his skills and knowledge to better the serve the community and to educate and prepare others who are new to volunteer fire service.
Additionally, Ken will also be recognized by the American Institute for Public Service Jefferson Awards honoring community and public service in the United States.
Penn State Star Kicks Off United Way Campaign
Adam Taliaferro — a former Penn State football player that suffered a devastating spinal injury and went on to defy the odds - kicked off Limerick Generating Station’s four-week United Way campaign with an outdoor employee event on September 5, 2014. Last year, station employees pledged $137,000 to the United Way to support the work of area agencies. The goal this year is $150,000.
Taliaferro related his experiences and the support he received to the work of United Way agencies and those who contribute to or volunteer with those agencies.
Station employees were on hand for the event, which featured an employee car and motorcycle show, an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, several carnival-like games and an employee appreciation lunch.
About 80 percent of Exelon employees contribute to the United Way.
“We try to improve that number every year,” said Tom Dougherty, site vice president. “For those who can’t contribute, many of them donate their time as volunteers. Ninety percent of our employees live within the tri-county area. They are able to choose the agency they want their money to go to.”
In addition to the United Way kick-off, Limerick presented a $10,000 donation to the Lower Pottsgrove Emergency Services Department and a $5,000 donation to the Pottstown Senior Center.
Through volunteerism, employee donations and the annual Limerick Charity Golf Outing, the station donates more than $300,000 each year to organizations in the surrounding area.
Schuylkill River Heritage Area Distributes $337,000 in Grants
On September 17, 2014, Exelon and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area distributed grants totaling $337,465 to seven projects aimed at improving water quality in the Schuylkill River and its tributaries.
A press conference was held at the Cook Wissahickon School, one of the recipients of a grant. This year, Exelon Generation contributed $226,534 to the fund, bringing the total contributed since the program inception in 2005 to $1.8 million.This year, funds were provided by Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating Station, the Philadelphia Water Department, Aqua PA, and MOM’s Organic Market.
About 35 people attended the award announcement, which took place at the Cook Wissahickon School in Philadelphia, the site of a recently completed stormwater improvement project funded through an earlier Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grant. That project included restoring a meadow with native plants. Following the announcement a tour was given of the meadow project, a second phase of which was included in the 2014 grant round.
Speakers included Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl, Delaware River Basin Commission Executive Director Steven J. Tambini, as well as Kelly Anderson of the Philadelphia Water Department, and Chris Gerdes of Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating Station.
“Over the past nine years, we have distributed over $2 million to 62 projects that effectively keep pollution from entering the Schuylkill River and its tributaries,” said Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl. “A clean river is essential to the health of the 1.5 million people who draw drinking water from the river. It is also important to the economic wellbeing of waterfront communities throughout the region.”
Grant recipients were carefully selected by an advisory committee consisting of: Exelon Generation, Delaware River Basin Commission, Philadelphia Water Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Aqua PA, and the Schuylkill Action Network.
This year, Exelon Generation contributed $226,534 to the fund, the Philadelphia Water Department donated $100,000, Aqua PA provided $5,000 and MOM’s Organic Market contributed $768. All funds not distributed this year will be rolled over into 2015.
“Protecting and preserving the Schuylkill River is very important to us,” said Tom Dougherty, Limerick site vice president. “This program is a great partnership between
Exelon and other environmental leaders in the community and recognizes the efforts to improve the quality of the Schuylkill River.”
The Land Transaction Assistance Grants program, introduced three years ago, provides matching grants of up to $4,000 per project to pay for costs associated with property purchases and conservation easements on high priority lands for water quality and habitat protection.
Exelon has provided over $1.8 million to the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund since it was founded in 2005; the Philadelphia Water Department has contributed $500,000 over the past five years. The annual fund began as part of a demonstration project for what is known as the water supply program at Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station. That program is under the purview of the Delaware River Basin Commission.
“Limerick Generating Station is committed to environmental stewardship and proud to support the 2014 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grants,” said Dougherty. “We salute the 2014 grantees and thank them for their innovative projects to further protect and preserve the Schuylkill River and its tributaries.”