BILLINGSLEY, Alabama – Employees at Tenaska Lindsay Hill Generating Station have been honored with three National Safety Council (NSC) awards for their 2020 safety performance: the Perfect Record; the Occupational Excellence Achievement; and the Safety Leadership (5 years or more) awards.
“Safety is the No.1 priority at Tenaska Lindsay Hill and we take pride in maintaining our commitment to operating at a high safety standard,” said Plant Manager David Wilroy. “Our employees work hard to ensure all prevention and safety measures are met.”
The Perfect Record Award recognized 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.
Tenaska Lindsay Hill is certified as a prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite – the nation’s highest safety designation – by OSHA. The plant is among 2,050 U.S. worksites and 26 Alabama worksites to achieve the VPP Star.
Tenaska Lindsay Hill Generating Station is fueled by clean-burning natural gas and produces electricity for sale to Mercuria Energy America, Inc. Its 859 megawatts meet the electric energy demands of approximately 859,000 homes.
The plant, owned by Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P., is one of the largest taxpayers in Autauga County. It has contributed more than $16.1 million in property taxes through 2020. The plants injected approximately $5.7 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors in 2020.
Furthermore, employees are active in the community. They donated to the local United Way campaign, county holiday programs and local community improvement projects. The plant sponsors a college scholarship program to benefit Autauga County high school students. To date, 200 graduates have received $163,000 in scholarships.
Tenaska Alabama Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corporation.
About Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P.
Tenaska, an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P. to build, own and operate the Tenaska Lindsay Hill Generating Station. Today, Tenaska Alabama Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corporation.
Tenaska is one of the leading independent energy companies in the United States, with a reputation for high standards and 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 50 largest private U.S. companies. Gross operating revenues were $7.7 billion in 2020.
Tenaska is a 2021 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.
Tenaska has developed, managed and/or operated approximately 22 gigawatts (GW) of natural gas-fueled and renewables generation. Its development portfolios include more than 16 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.