SMITHTON, Pennsylvania – Employees at the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station have achieved two awards from the National Safety Council (NSC) for outstanding safety performance in 2019: the Perfect Record and the Occupational Excellence Achievement awards.
“Safety is our No. 1 priority in operating an efficient and reliable facility,” said Plant Manager Robert Mayfield. “This commitment ensures we all go home safely at the end of the workday.”
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 Westmoreland Generation 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 more than $9.3 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 $6,000 in scholarships were awarded to four 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, 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.