MT. ENTERPRISE, Texas – Employees at the Tenaska Gateway Generating Station have been honored with two awards from the National Safety Council (NSC) for outstanding safety performance in 2021: the Perfect Record and the Occupational Excellence Achievement awards.
“Safety is our No. 1 priority in operating an efficient and reliable facility,” said Steve Pearson, plant manager at Tenaska Gateway Generating Station. “This commitment has helped ensure we all leave safely at the end of the workday.”
The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies that have completed 12 months without incurring a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lost-time injury or illness. The Occupational Excellence Achievement Award honors plants for operating with a safety record equal to or better than 50% of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates in the industry for lost-time illnesses and injuries.
Fueled by clean-burning natural gas, Tenaska Gateway produces 845 megawatts of electricity for sale to Shell Energy, which markets the power.
The plant is one of the largest taxpayers in Rusk County, contributing approximately $43 million in property taxes since it began commercial operation in 2001. In 2020, the plant paid approximately $6.8 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors into the area economy, in addition to volunteering approximately 150 hours of service performed by employees and other annual community contributions.
Tenaska Gateway Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Tyr Energy, Inc.
About Tenaska Gateway Partners, Ltd.
Tenaska, an energy company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Gateway Partners, Ltd. to build, own and operate the Tenaska Gateway Generating Station. Today, Tenaska Gateway Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Tyr Energy, Inc. and JERA Co., Inc. Affiliates of Tenaska serve as the managing partner and operator.
Tenaska is one of the leading independent energy companies in the United States, with expertise in natural gas and electric power marketing, energy management, development and acquisition of energy assets, and operation of generating facilities. Forbes magazine consistently ranks Tenaska among the largest private U.S. companies. Gross operating revenues were $18.4 billion in 2021. Cumulatively, Tenaska has raised more than $18 billion in aggregate financings and has never missed a principle or interest payment on any project or corporate debt facility.
Tenaska has developed, managed and/or operated approximately 22 gigawatts (GW) of natural gas-fueled and renewables generation. Its development portfolios include more than 23 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects. The current Tenaska operating fleet includes 7.5 GW of generating facilities.
Tenaska Marketing Ventures consistently ranks among the top five largest natural gas marketers in North America and is the top-ranked natural gas pipeline capacity trader. Tenaska Power Services Co. is the leading U.S. provider of energy management services to generation and demand-side customers.
Tenaska was named a U.S. Best Managed Company, a recognition given by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal to private companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, corporate culture and financial results.