POTTSTOWN, Pa. – Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating Station is proud to support the Annual Youth Trout Fishing Derby on May 6, located on the East Branch Perkiomen Creek at Branchwood Park in Morwood, Pa. This popular annual event is sponsored by State Rep. Robert Godshall and the Franconia Parks and Recreation Commission. It is open to children up to age 12.
Exelon Generation supports the event by releasing water from the Bradshaw Reservoir into the East Branch Perkiomen Creek to provide additional water for the event. This water release is performed with the support and approval of the Delaware River Basin Commission. The water level will temporarily increase a few inches. The water release is dependent on the expected water level of the creek the day of the event. Exelon Generation will not release water if there is a high natural creek flow due to rainfall.
“We demonstrate our commitment to the community in our daily operations at the plant and through partnerships such as this one,” said Site Vice President Rick Libra. “Supporting this event is just one way Limerick gives back to the community.”
In addition to countless volunteer hours in the community, Limerick donates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to community organizations. Last year, Limerick’s donation of more than $180,000 to the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund brought the total amount donated since 2005 to $2 million. In 2017, Limerick employees will give back more than $200,000 to the local United Way or its affiliate agencies, as pledged during last year’s Employee Giving Campaign.
Limerick Generating Station is a nuclear energy plant located in southeastern Pennsylvania, about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. It is built on a 650-acre site and draws its cooling water from the Schuylkill River. Together, Limerick Unit 1 and Unit 2 produce 2,345 net megawatts (MW) of electricity - enough energy to power more than two million average American homes.