AAA Editor Notes
World of Energy, 7812 Rochester Hwy., is Duke Energy's information center. Next to Oconee Nuclear Station, the center contains interactive exhibits that illustrate the use of water, coal and uranium in creating energy. Exhibits demonstrate hydroelectricity and how local waterways interact to produce electricity. A re-created mine shows how energy stored in coal is eventually converted into electricity. A fission chamber helps explain how nuclear energy is made.
Displays chart the story of power from lightning to light bulbs and describe energy conservation programs for the home. The center also has specimens of local fish in indoor ponds and aquariums, a cold-water habitat and children's video games concerning electricity.
The building is on Lake Keowee, and from the peninsula visitors can enjoy the scenic vista. The grounds include a fishing pier, a .25-mile nature trail with wildlife viewing opportunities, and a butterfly garden; butterflies can usually only be seen from May to mid-September.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.