Duke Energy: World of Energy
The World of Energy is an interesting, educational and creative place to spend a few hours of your time. And it’s free!
It’s Duke Energy’s way of helping the public understand what takes place at a power plant and how energy is created from coal, water and nuclear power.
There are interactive exhibits, video displays, an interactive topographical map of Lakes Keowee and Jocassee and the surrounding area and clear explanations of how energy is produced.
It’s a great place for all ages to visit and is particularly favored by locals bringing out-of-town visitors and school groups of all ages. Grade school children are given an introductory explanation of energy and a booklet that helps teachers reinforce what students have learned.
In an effort to provide more exposure for regional arts and crafts, the World of Energy has started a display program in their lobby area. One of the first exhibits featured Quilts by The Thread Heads Quilters. For current and future displays, check the events section of this website. The exhibits are available during regular operating hours.
The World of Energy, operated by Duke Energy, is located next to the Oconee Nuclear Station on Lake Keowee, just off Hwy. 130 about 5 miles north of Seneca.
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9 – 5
Sat : noon-5
Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 1-800-777-1004 and select option 1