Fuel and purchase power costs make up an average of 56 percent per year of PowerSouth’s cost of service over the 20-year period 2012-2031. READ MORE
Construction of the new headquarters lobby is near completion. READ MORE
PowerSouth serves as a funding partner of RiverWorks Discovery, a national education effort to educate children and their families about the great rivers of America and their watersheds. READ MORE
“I knew that once I got a job here I would never look anywhere else,” said new Lines Technician Brent Watson. READ MORE
Fuel and purchase power costs make up an average of 56 percent per year of PowerSouth’s cost of service over the 20-year period
PowerSouth remains financially sound and is currently the seventh largest privately owned business in Alabama, with $1.84 billion in assets at the end of 2011. PowerSouth has also maintained an A- credit rating, putting the company in a good position for funding.
Construction of the new headquarters lobby (artist’s rendition at right) is near completion. While many interior pieces are being fine-tuned, the in-service date for the lobby opening is tentatively July 22. Look for additional information in the August Powerlines about features of the new lobby and continuing construction of the new two-story, 19,000 square foot complex in building four’s original location.
PowerSouth recently agreed to serve as a co-sponsor and annual supporter of RiverWorks Discovery (RWD).
To find out more about RWD, visit its website at www.riverworksdiscovery.org, or contact Ingram via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folk stories are the foundation of all cultures, not just ours. They may be the earliest method of passing knowledge from generation to generation. And, folk stories are always based upon life’s lessons (they are not just entertainment).
Thank you for reading. Keep your eye on the sky, and I hope you have a good month.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently published a report entitled Economy Derailed: State-by-State Impacts of the EPA Regulatory Train Wreck that profiles specific regulations including Utility MACT, Boiler MACT and the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, as well as regulations of coal combustion residuals, cooling water intake, ozone and greenhouse gas emissions.
The report includes a profile of 42 states and the impact the regulatory measures currently being enforced have had on the states. Alabama ranks fourth worst hit by the EPA, with Illinois ranking worst hit. Alabama and Florida’s data is available by clicking the links below.
Motorists will have to move over one lane for stopped utility vehicles under a bill passed by the Alabama Senate. The measure requires Alabama drivers to move one lane to the left if a utility vehicle is stopped while making repairs or doing official business.
In an effort to reinforce our core value of safety at all power plants, Director of Power Production David Powell and Safety Manager Buddy Manring are promoting new on-the-job safety enhancements.
The on-the-job safety enhancements went into effect in March. Although some aspects are evolving, Powell has already received positive feedback from plant employees.
As the saying goes, “It’s better to be at the table than on the menu.”
For more information or to join ACRE, contact Christi Scruggs at ext. 3734 or email@example.com.
Several environmental issues stirring national debate that have an impact on electric cooperatives — renewable portfolio standards (RPS) for electric utilities, hydraulic fracturing of shale gas reserves, haze regulations, and more — once had taken on state-level or regional importance before they reached Congress.
No matter where environmental legislation gets its start, it can lead to higher electric bills. Learn about regulatory issues affecting you by visiting PowerSouth’s Energy Awareness webpage at www.powersouth.com/energy_awareness.
A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the first-ever U.S. proposed rules governing greenhouse gases June 26, clearing a path for sweeping regulations affecting vehicles, coal-burning power plants and other industrial facilities.
Sources: Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters
For thousands of years yeast, has been used in baking and the production of alcoholic beverages. No more than a single-celled fungi, yeast cells are egg-shaped and can only be seen with a microscope. It takes 20 billion yeast cells to weigh one gram, or 1/28 of an ounce, of cake yeast.
“When a tornado hit the plant in 2006, we were only without power for a couple of hours, and we had staff on site almost immediately working to restore power,” Barry says. “Everything I’ve needed from Pea River EC has been there when I needed it.”
Andalusia native Brent Watson serves as the new Lines Technician in the T&D O&M Department. He applied at PowerSouth wanting to further his career.
In his spare time, Brent enjoys hunting, fishing and mechanic work.
As an employee of PowerSouth, you regularly hear about energy efficiency tips, campaigns, initiatives, products, services — you name it — that we offer our members.
Some people handle tough jobs without breaking a sweat. Others seem to give up before they even get going. But, what’s the difference between a can-do and a won’t-try person?
Source: American Behavioral’s Krames Staywell
System peak (unadjusted): 1,851 megawatts — June 30
Average Cost of Service — 69.61 M/KWh
Charlie Garner, Co-op Engineer at the Lowman Plant, effective May 18. XX
Congratulations to Anthony Whitman on his promotion to Substation Crew Leader in the T&D O&M Department, effective May 27. He was previously Substation Technician.
Congratulations to Joshua Hudson (left), son of Michael Hudson (Substation Crewleader). Joshua won first Place Individual Achievement winner at the 2012 Covington County Schools Math Tournament. He is a student at Straughn Middle School.