Employees at Plant have had Zero Lost-time Incidents since Start of Operation in 2001
FRANKLIN, Georgia – Employees at Tenaska Georgia Generating Station have been honored with four National Safety Council (NSC) awards for their 2019 safety performance. The plant, located near Franklin, has had zero U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work (lost time) since the start of commercial operation in 2001, nearly two decades ago
“A safe workplace helps to ensure that employees return home safely at the end of the day and that the community remains protected from potential hazards,” said Plant Manager Donnie Scott. “It also contributes to the reliable operation of the plant.”
Employees at Tenaska Georgia were honored with the Superior Safety Performance Award, presented to facilities that have achieved at least 10 consecutive years without a lost time incident. The team also earned a Safety Leadership Award, for completing at least five consecutive years, and a Perfect Record Award, for completing at least 12 consecutive months, without a lost-time injury or illness.
Employees also accepted the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, which honors a safety record equal to or better than 50% of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates for lost-time illnesses and injuries in the energy industry.
Tenaska Georgia is fueled by clean-burning natural gas and produces electricity during periods of high demand, such as extremely hot or cold days, for sale to Exelon Generation Company, LLC. Its 945 megawatts meet the electric energy demands of approximately 945,000 homes.
The plant, owned by Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P., injects approximately $2.6 million annually in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors into the area economy each year. In addition, employees volunteered more than 180 hours in support of local community and charitable projects in 2019. To date, Tenaska Georgia has provided $39,000 in college scholarships to 47 local college-bound high school students.
Tenaska Georgia Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation, Tyr Energy, Inc. and JERA Co., Inc.
About Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P.
Tenaska, an energy company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P. to build, own and operate the Tenaska Georgia Generating Station. Today, Tenaska Georgia Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation, Tyr Energy, Inc. and JERA Co., Inc. Affiliates of Tenaska serve as the managing partner and operator.
Tenaska, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is one of the leading independent energy companies in the United States. Forbes magazine consistently ranks Tenaska among the 50 largest private U.S. companies. Gross operating revenues were approximately $9.9 billion in 2019.
Tenaska has developed approximately 10,500 megawatts (MW) of natural gas-fueled and renewable power projects. Affiliate Tenaska Solar Ventures provides development services for approximately 14 gigawatts of renewable solar capacity in 16 states. Tenaska and its affiliates have managed the acquisition and divestiture of 10,500 MW of energy assets. The current Tenaska operating fleet includes 12 natural gas-fueled and renewable generating facilities able to generate approximately 7,500 MW combined.
Tenaska affiliates are industry leaders in natural gas and electric power marketing. Tenaska Marketing Ventures (TMV) is among the top five largest natural gas marketers in North America and is the top-ranked natural gas pipeline capacity trader. TMV is consistently top ranked by its customers in the annual Mastio & Company Natural Gas Marketer Customer Value / Loyalty Benchmarking Study. During 2019, TMV sold or managed 10.7 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per day. Tenaska Power Services Co. is the leading provider of energy management services to generation and demand-side customers in the U.S., with more third party-owned generation under management than any other provider.