Community Joins Tenaska in Celebration of 10 Years in Autauga County

BILLINGSLEY, Ala. – Employees at the Tenaska Lindsay Hill and Tenaska Central Alabama Generating Stations and members of the Autauga County community celebrated 10 years of mutual accomplishments at a program celebrating the plants’ anniversaries Wednesday. In honor of the milestones, and in appreciation of […]

Tenaska Solar Ventures Acquires Silverleaf Solar Project in Imperial Valley, Calif.

OMAHA, Neb. – Tenaska Solar Ventures, LLC (TSV), an affiliate of Omaha-based Tenaska, today announced that it has acquired the Silverleaf photovoltaic solar project, a proposed 160-megawatt (MW) solar energy project under development in Southern California, from Agile Solar Holdings, an affiliate of Agile Energy, […]

Tenaska Again Ranked Among Best in Controlling Emissions

OMAHA, Nebraska – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has again ranked Tenaska among the best electric power producers in the United States in controlling air emissions. Tenaska ranks among the best of the 100 largest producers that use fossil fuels to generate electricity, the NRDC […]

Tenaska Closes Commercial Financing for Imperial Solar Energy Center South

OMAHA, Neb. – Tenaska, one of the largest independent energy companies in the United States, today announced that it has closed financing for Imperial Solar Energy Center South, a utility-scale photovoltaic solar generating plant in southern California. The project represents Tenaska’s expansion into solar power […]

Kevin Smith Named New President of Tenaska Power Services Co. Effective May 1

OMAHA, Neb. – Kevin Smith, senior vice president of Tenaska Power Services Co. (TPS), has been named president of the Tenaska power marketing affiliate, effective May 1, 2012, with the retirement of current President Trudy Harper. TPS, based in Arlington, Texas, specializes in physical power marketing […]

Tenaska BioFuels Announces Seven-year Asset Management Agreement with NEDAK Ethanol, LLC

OMAHA, Neb. – Tenaska BioFuels, LLC (TBF) and NEDAK Ethanol, LLC (NEDAK) have entered into a seven-year asset management agreement (AMA) which will provide working capital and risk management services to NEDAK’s ethanol production facility near Atkinson, Neb. Under the agreement, TBF will purchase corn and […]

Greenleaf Biofuels and Tenaska BioFuels Announce Agreement

Conclude Multi-Year Agreement for New Haven Biodiesel Plant  NEW HAVEN, Conn., November 30, 2011 – Greenleaf Biofuels, LLC, announced today that Omaha, Neb.-based Tenaska BioFuels, LLC (TBF), an affiliate of Tenaska, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to supply feedstock and sell biodiesel fuel from Greenleaf […]

Illinois Senate Fails to Pass Taylorville Energy Center Legislation

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., January 12, 2010 – Early this morning, the Illinois Senate failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), a technologically advanced 602-megawatt (net) power plant fueled by substitute natural gas made from 100 percent Illinois […]

Trailblazer Energy Center Receives Final Air Quality Permits

AUSTIN, Texas—The Commissioners of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) voted unanimously to grant the air quality permits necessary for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center under development near Sweetwater, Texas, to begin construction. Trailblazer will be the first new-build carbon capturing coal plant in […]

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 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 […]