SMITHTON, Pennsylvania – Employees at the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station have achieved two awards from the National Safety Council (NSC) for outstanding safety performance in 2020: the Perfect Record and the Occupational Excellence Achievement awards.
“The safety of our facility is our top priority and ensures we maintain efficient and reliable operations,” said Plant Manager Robert Mayfield. “Our employees work hard to keep our commitment to safe operations and remain incident-free.”
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.
In addition, employees at Tenaska Westmoreland received the Tenaska CEO Safety Award, an honor given annually by the company to the generating station that goes above and beyond in promoting a strong safety culture.
Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station has had zero safety incidents since the start of commercial operation in 2018.
At 940 megawatts (MW), the natural gas-fueled plant can generate enough power for about 940,000 homes in the PJM Interconnection market, which coordinates the delivery of reliable power in all or parts of 13 eastern states, including Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
The plant, owned by Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC, injects approximately $9.7 million annually in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors into the area economy each year. In addition, Tenaska Westmoreland generates significant tax revenue and provides support for community and education programs. The plant instituted an annual scholarship program starting with the 2019-2020 school year. A total of $12,000 in scholarships were awarded to eight high school seniors to date.
Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC), Kyuden Birdsboro, Inc. and J-POWER USA Investment Co., Ltd.
About Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC
Tenaska, an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC (TPP) to build, own and operate the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station. Today, TPP is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation, Kyuden Birdsboro, Inc. and J-POWER USA Investment, Co., Ltd. An affiliate of Tenaska serves as the managing partner.
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.