Do something out of the ordinary this March break: Visit Beauharnois hydroelectric generating station

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Even if it's cold and snowy, Beauharnois generating station is a great place to visit during March break. Bring your family and discover this powerful generating station with its outstanding design. It's warm inside, and the tour is free! But don't forget to book.

Beauharnois hydroelectric generating station: Exceptional since 1932
Beauharnois hydropower plant was Québec's largest and most powerful until 1979, when the Robert-Bourassa facility in Baie-James was commissioned. With 38 generating units spread out over nearly a kilometre, the venerable Beauharnois powerhouse plays a key role in Hydro-Québec's grid.

Discover the world of electricity generation
The station's tour guides are great at popularizing science. They'll explain how a run-of-river station generates electricity in an urban setting. You'll see generating units in action and unlock the mysteries of electricity.

Plan your visit
Reservations are recommended, since space is limited.

Guided tours
March 3-7, 2014, inclusive, at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 14:45 p.m.

The generating station is located right in the town of Beauharnois, near Melocheville, in Montérégie. Tours last 90 minutes. Visitors must show photo ID to enter the facility.

Note: All visitors must wear safety equipment. The tour is therefore not recommended for children under the age of two.

Information and reservations 1-800-365-5229 or hydroquebec.com/visits.

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information:

Louis-Olivier Batty, Media Officer 
Tel.: 514-289-4214 
E-mail: batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca