SDG&E Adds More Imperial Valley Renewable Energy To Portfolio



SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced that it has signed a 25-year power-purchase agreement with a subsidiary of CSolar Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by Tenaska Solar Ventures, to procure up to 130 megawatts (MW) of renewable power. The […]


Tenaska Carbon Capture Projects Receive International Recognition, Support



OMAHA, Neb. – Two Tenaska projects aimed at substantially reducing carbon emissions from power generating plants have received international recognition in the form of grants from the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute, based in Australia. Receiving the grants underscores Tenaska’s position among the leading […]


Taylorville Energy Center Begins Search for Illinois Coal Suppliers



TAYLORVILLE, Ill.–Tenaska, managing partner for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to secure coal from one or more suppliers for use at the coal gasification plant. TEC, a $3.5 billion project to convert Illinois coal into clean burning substitute […]


Tenaska Marketing Ventures Completes Renewal of $1 Billion Committed Credit Facility



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska Marketing Ventures/Tenaska Marketing Canada/Tenaska Gas Storage (collectively TMV) today announced that it has completed the renewal of a $1 billion committed credit facility for a four-year term maturing in July 2014. The facility, first established in 2006, will continue to be used […]


Taylorville Energy Center Receives Largest Ever Federal Tax Credit: $417 Million



TAYLORVILLE, Ill. – Tenaska, managing partner for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), announced today that the project has been awarded a $417 million investment tax credit—believed to be the largest ever granted to a single project—under a program jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Energy […]


Tenaska Chooses Fluor Carbon Capture Technology



SWEETWATER, Texas – Tenaska has chosen Fluor Corporation’s Econamine FG Plussm carbon capture technology for use in its proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center, being developed near Sweetwater. Trailblazer will be a pioneering 600-megawatt (net) electricity generating plant fueled by pulverized coal and is expected to be […]


Howard Hawks Retires as Tenaska CEO, Remains Board Chairman



OMAHA, Nebraska – Howard Hawks, co-founder of Tenaska, Inc. and affiliated entities (Tenaska), one of the nation’s largest and most successful independent energy companies, announced he will retire from his role as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, effective July 1, 2010, but he will […]


Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center Makes Significant Advances



AUSTIN, Texas – The proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater is likely to be the first project in Texas, and globally, to successfully demonstrate how clean energy can be produced from economical coal, a Tenaska, Inc. executive told members of two Texas House of […]


Arch Coal Acquires Stake in Trailblazer Energy Center



ST. LOUIS (March 11, 2010) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) and Tenaska, Inc. announced today that Arch has acquired a 35% equity interest in the Trailblazer Energy Center, which is being developed by Tenaska near Sweetwater, Texas. Arch’s investment will be staged over time as the […]


National, Regional Winners named in Mastio Natural Gas Marketer Customer Value Report



ST. JOSEPH, MO. – Tenaska Marketing Ventures/Tenaska Marketing Canada (collectively TMV) and Texican Natural Gas Company have been named 2009 winners of Mastio & Company’s 13th Natural Gas Marketer Customer Value & Loyalty Study. Mastio measures customer perceptions by conducting comprehensive studies in the natural gas, […]


Siemens Energy to Supply Advanced Coal Gasification Technology to Taylorville Energy Center



ORLANDO, Florida – November 9, 2009 – Siemens Energy, Inc. has been chosen to provide the coal gasification technology for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), the 730-megawatt (gross) advanced clean coal generating plant being developed near Taylorville, Ill., the company announced today. The Taylorville Energy […]


Prairie Pride, Tenaska BioFuels Partner in Soybean Processing



Tolling Agreement to Combine Expertise of Agricultural and Energy Markets DEERFIELD, MO. – Drawing on each company’s strength in its respective industry, Prairie Pride, Inc., and Tenaska BioFuels, LLC have entered into a tolling arrangement to expand and grow Prairie Pride’s production and marketing of soybean products. […]


Tenaska’s Taylorville Energy Center Selected By U.S. DOE For Loan Guarantee Program; Illinois Electric Ratepayers Could Save Up To $60 Million Per Year With $2.5 Billion Guarantee



TAYLORVILLE, Illinois – July 13, 2009 – Tenaska, managing partner for the $3.5 billion Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), announced today that, following a competitive six-month application process, it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to proceed into the term sheet negotiation phase […]


Tenaska Selects Fluor as Engineering, Construction Firm for Trailblazer Energy Center In Texas



SWEETWATER, Texas – In a major step in development of the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center, Tenaska has selected Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the next-generation advanced-technology power plant. Tenaska has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fluor that […]


Texas Legislature Encourages Clean Energy Development



AUSTIN, Texas – The Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater, Texas, is significantly closer to reality with the Texas Legislature’s passage of groundbreaking clean energy legislation. Legislation passed during the 81st session that ended June 1 will help put into place state and local incentives that, […]


Tenaska: Texas Leads Nation in Broad-based Clean Energy Solutions House Bill Will Support Development of Current and Future Clean Power Plants



AUSTIN, Texas – Proposed legislation now before the Texas House of Representatives would help make Texas the national leader in development of advanced clean energy technologies, Tenaska’s vice president of Environmental Affairs testified here Wednesday. Dr. Gregory P. Kunkel testified in support of HB 2811, sponsored […]


Bill Signing Finalizes Year-Long Push for Clean Coal Portfolio Standard in Illinois



Tenaska poised to be first electric generator to provide clean air benefits required by new law. SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – January 12, 2009 – A major milestone in the nation’s development of environmentally responsible coal power plants was achieved in Illinois today with the signing into law […]


Tenaska Reacquires Sole Ownership of Tenaska Marketing Ventures



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska, Inc. (Tenaska) today announced that its repurchase of the interests in Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Tenaska Gas Storage and Tenaska Marketing Canada (collectively TMV) formerly owned by affiliates of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has been completed. In 2007, AIG affiliates acquired a […]


Tenaska Solar and Soltage Invest in Solar Energy Development



OMAHA, Nebraska — Tenaska Solar, LLC (Tenaska Solar) today announced an equity investment in Soltage, LLC (Soltage) to expand the development and use of solar-generated electricity. Soltage, a privately-held full service renewable energy company, is based in Jersey City, N.J. The company develops, finances, installs, owns […]


Tenaska Completes First Land Purchase for Taylorville Energy Center



November 10, 2008 — TAYLORVILLE, ILL. — While Illinois lawmakers are poised this week to consider SB 1987, enabling legislation for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), project managing partner Tenaska announced that TEC has completed the first of two land purchases for Illinois’ first clean coal […]


TMV Reassures Customers: No Impact from AIG Difficulties



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska today assured customers of its natural gas marketing affiliates – Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Tenaska Gas Storage and Tenaska Marketing Canada (collectively TMV) – that TMV remains a sound and viable company, able to fully respond to the needs of its customers despite […]


Tenaska Announces Non-Binding Open Season for CO2



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska Trailblazer Partners, LLC (TTP), an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc., is conducting a non-binding open season for the sale of carbon dioxide (CO2) that may be produced by the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center (TTEC) under development near Sweetwater in northeast Nolan County, Texas. […]


Power Developer Tenaska Suggests National Carbon Capture Solutions to Congress



WASHINGTON—Technologies exist to generate clean and abundant electricity with America’s vast domestic fuel resources and effectively address climate change if the country has the will to respond to the challenge, an energy industry authority testified Thursday. If not, the United States faces a future of […]


Tenaska Employee-Owners Buy One-Third of Wind Farm



OMAHA, Nebraska – Employee-owners of Tenaska recently entered into commitments to fund and own one-third of the Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm, now under construction near Bloomfield, Nebraska, Tenaska has announced. When completed by the end of 2008, Elkhorn Ridge Wind, LLC (ERW) will consist of 27 […]


Tenaska Announces Changes in Company’s Operations Group



OMAHA, Nebraska – Michael C. Lebens, a key Tenaska manager since the company’s formation in 1987, has been named president and chief executive officer of Tenaska’s Operations Group, effective April 1, 2008. Lebens has been serving as the group’s executive vice president of engineering, construction and […]


Taylorville Energy Center Developer Applauds Decision to Locate FutureGen in Illinois



Work done in pursuit of project paves way for future clean coal projects CHICAGO, ILL. – Tenaska, managing developer of the proposed Taylorville Energy Center, today congratulated state and local officials on the awarding of the FutureGen federal energy lab to Mattoon, Illinois. Illinois is home […]


Conectiv Energy Asks To Compete For Wind Project



Conectiv Energy has assembled a team of experienced project developers who are prepared to compete to establish an offshore wind park to serve as a long-term power supply for Delaware customers of Delmarva Power. The team includes Tenaska, an international energy project developer, Wind Energy […]


Clean Coal Plant In Taylorville Would Be Economic Boon, NIU Study Finds



MAY 15, 2007 — TAYLORVILLE, ILL. — A proposed clean coal power plant in Taylorville, Illinois, would be an economic boon to the region, according to a study released today by Northern Illinois University (NIU). The study examines the likely economic impact of the construction and […]


Tenaska Gas Marketing-AIG Partnership Completed



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska Energy (Tenaska) announced today that AIG Financial Products Corp. (AIG-FP), a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has closed its purchase of a 50 percent partnership interest in Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Tenaska Marketing Canada and Tenaska Gas Storage (collectively TMV). […]


New Tenaska Marketing-AIG Partnership Will Combine Strengths to Promote Growth



OMAHA, Nebraska – Tenaska Energy (Tenaska) announced today that AIG Financial Products Corp. (AIG-FP), a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has signed an agreement to purchase a 50 percent partnership interest in Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Tenaska Marketing Canada and Tenaska Gas Storage (collectively […]