Georgia Power's Plant Scherer has celebrated its distinction as 2017 Plant of the Year by the Powder River Basin (PRB) Coal Users' Group.
Employees, members of the local community and industry partners gathered at Scherer on 9 August to mark the award.
The PRB Coal Users' Group is a nonprofit organisation that was formed in 2000 to promote the safe, efficient, and economic use of PRB coal by generating companies that currently use, or are considering the use of, PRB coals.
Scherer was selected as Plant of the Year based on a series of rigorous selection criteria including safety, fire protection and risk reduction benchmarks. Judges also evaluated capital improvement projects, operational best practices such as maintenance planning and execution leveraged by plant management, as well as Scherer's environmental performance, coal handling, and boiler and combustion capabilities.
"I'm very proud of my team. They did an excellent job working together to make improvements that ensure we are operating efficiently to provide customers with reliable and affordable energy. They strive for excellence, and they achieve it," said Johnny Howze III, Plant Scherer manager. "We are pleased that our employees' hard work on these projects and the positive impact on the communities we serve is being recognised."
Plant Scherer is located on more than 3500 acres next to Lake Juliette in Monroe County, Georgia, between Atlanta and Macon. The four units of the coal-fired power plant are capable of producing 3600 MW of electricity.
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