PLAINFIELD, IND. - Duke Energy has cancelled Eagle Viewing Day for 2015 at its Cayuga Generating Station due to significant construction underway at the plant.
The event is usually held on the last Saturday in January and will resume in 2016.
The plant is in the midst of installing equipment which will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, mercury and fine particulates, allowing the plant to meet increasingly stringent state and federal environmental regulations.
"For this project, we have over 1,600 contractors and employees on site seven days a week, making parking for our visitors next to impossible," said Cayuga Plant Manager Tom Short. "In addition, paths to the eagle viewing areas are now filled with heavy construction machinery and large industrial equipment, creating safety concerns for visitors. We know many look forward to the event, but we expect to resume it in 2016."
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state's largest electric supplier. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.