March Break at Beauharnois generating station: A free, energizing outing

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec invites you to visit Beauharnois generating station during March Break. The whole family will enjoy discovering this remarkable example of our architectural heritage.

Visit an exceptional generating station
Beauharnois generating station, designated a national historic site, is one of the world's largest hydroelectric power plants. With 38 generating units spread out over nearly a kilometre, the venerable Beauharnois powerhouse plays a key role in Hydro-Québec's grid.

Our guides are great at explaining scientific concepts in a clear and simple way. They will tell you about the history and geography of the generating station, explain how a run-of river powerhouse generates electricity and show you a generating unit in action.

March Break hours
Reservations are required, since space is limited.

Guided tour schedule
March 2–6, 2014, inclusive, at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 14:45 p.m.
Tours last 90 minutes.
Visitors aged 18 years and over must present official photo ID to tour the facility.
For safety reasons, tours are not recommended for children younger than two.

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

The generating station is located right in the town of Beauharnois, near Melocheville, in Montérégie.

 

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information: Hydro-Québec, 514 289-5005

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