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Big Rivers Wins Operational Award

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 31st, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Big Rivers Electric Corp. is being recognized nationally for outstanding performance of small, coal-based electric generation.

Big Rivers Electric’s Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station received the Generation Knowledge Service Plant Operational Excellence Award for second consecutive year. (Photo by: Big Rivers)

Big Rivers Electric’s Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station received the Generation Knowledge Service Plant Operational Excellence Award for second consecutive year. (Photo by: Big Rivers)

The generation and transmission cooperative based in Henderson, Ky., received the Generation Knowledge Service Plant Operational Excellence Award for its Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station, near Hawesville, Ky. The plant topped the award’s category for 200-megawatt average size units.

“We are so proud of everyone at the Kenneth C. Coleman generation station. Our thanks and congratulations go out to not only the Coleman employees, but the entire production group and those who support them such as fuel procurement and purchasing,” said Mark Bailey, Big Rivers Electric president and CEO.

Big Rivers is owned by three member cooperatives—Jackson Purchase Energy, Kenergy and Meade County Rural Electric—serving 113,000 homes, farms, industries and businesses in 22 western Kentucky counties.

“I believe this is a true testament of the character and dedication of our people,” Bob Berry, the G&T chief operating officer, said of the award. “Their performance is impressive, and I truly appreciate what they do for this company.”

The award was July 8 given by Navigant Consulting, which benchmarks fossil fuel-based generation plant operational performance and cost industry-wide. Award winners must also demonstrate safety performance, Navigant said.

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