NMA Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA)
148,000 hours worked by our Enerfab embedded maintenance crews. Bob Wranosky, Luke Ford, Jim Wheeler (Enerfab Superintendent) and Dave Eckhard (Enerfab Boilermaker Foreman) have traveled to Washington to attend the Award Ceremony. Per Keith Kaufman, GM of Cokenergy; "This award is for cumulative hours worked since Enerfab first worked on site, starting with our HRSG retubes. Since this is for last year, and we have had no recordable injuries to date this year, this means that we will have well over 150,000 hrs worked for 2018, and will be in the next level of Awards for the ZISA." Great job team!!!
North Lake Energy Qualifies to sell Recycled Energy Credits in Ohio
Effective October 24, 2018, North Lake Energy is certified as an Ohio Renewable Energy Resource Generating Facility. The North Lake steam turbine was upgraded from a 75MW capacity to a 90MW capacity in 2012. This upgrade allows the incremental 15MW to qualify for the sale of non-solar recycled energy credits (“RECs”) in the state of Ohio. One recycled energy credit is equivalent to the generation of 1 MWh. Since the North Lake project resides in the state of Indiana (adjacent to the state of Ohio), it qualifies under the Ohio Renewable Portfolio Standard. Note, the state of Indiana does not currently have a recycled energy credit market or requirement. North Lake’s generation is classified as waste heat as the facility moves waste heat created during the production of steel from the atmospheric flare stack into a boiler so the waste energy can be extracted into useful power that otherwise would have been lost. All energy produced by North Lake is used within the mill and offsets purchases from the local utility. This is an exciting enhancement opportunity to North Lake and Primary Energy as it creates an incremental revenue stream from existing generation.
Tree Planting at Portside
Primary Energy teamed with Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) on June 15, 2018 to plant over 60 native species trees. The project was part of the US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative promoting urban forestry at Coastal Lake Michigan industrial facilities. Portside Energy provided an ideal dune environment for the planting within an industrial facility. Teaming with the Primary Energy group for the planting event, were representatives from US Steel, ArcelorMittal, Praxair, WHC and US Forest Service.