SCOTTSVILLE, Virginia – Employees at the Tenaska Virginia Generating Station achieved two awards for outstanding safety performance in 2019 from the National Safety Council (NSC): the Perfect Record and the Occupational Excellence Achievement awards.
“Our employees take pride in maintaining a safe work environment,” said Plant Manager Sam Graham. “Their focus on performing each task safely ensures that everyone returns home at the end of each shift.”
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 Virginia is certified as a prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite – the nation’s highest safety designation. VPP is an OSHA cooperative program administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. Only 2,132 facilities out of more than 8 million nationwide qualified for the VPP Star designation; approximately 43of those are in Virginia.
Fueled by clean-burning natural gas, Tenaska Virginia is a 940-megawatt plant that produces electricity for sale to Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., which then markets the power, enough to meet the energy demands of approximately 940,000 homes. The facility went into commercial operation in 2004.
The plant, owned by Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P., is a top taxpayer in Fluvanna County. Through 2019, it has contributed approximately $28.2 million in property taxes. The plant provides approximately $6.9 million per year in salaries and payments for locally contracted services and supplies. Employees have been recognized for their commitment to the community, volunteering more than 700 hours in 2019 to support local community and charitable projects. Tenaska Virginia sponsors a college scholarship program to benefit local high school students. To date, 94 students in Fluvanna and Buckingham counties have received $87,500 in college scholarships
Tenaska Virginia Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, J-POWER USA, Tyr Energy, Inc. and JERA Co., Inc.
About Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P.
Tenaska, an energy company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P. to build, own and operate the Tenaska Virginia Generating Station. Today, Tenaska Virginia Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, J-POWER USA, 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.