Savannah Electric Closes Riverside Plant - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/09/05

Savannah Electric Closes Riverside Plant

After 92 years of service, a historic facility in Savannah has officially shut down. Savannah Electric's Riverside power plant had been active since 1912. The plant shut down June 1. It provided power to generations of Savannah residents.

Today, Savannah Electric held a ceremony, retiring the building, giving it a final farewell. Dozens were on hand for the occasion, including some of the company's retirees.

"They had a lot of long years and dedication to the company and we wanted them to come back and get a chance to say goodbye to the place they worked for so long," said company president Anthony James.

After today's ceremony, each of the retirees took home a special memento: a piece of copper from some of the equipment in the plant.

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com

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