Georgia Power's Plant Scherer Named 2017 Plant of the Year

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Georgia Power's Plant Scherer celebrated its distinction as 2017 Plant of the Year by the Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group.  Employees, members of the local community and industry partners gathered at Scherer today to mark the award.  The PRB Coal Users' Group is a nonprofit organization 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 recognized."

The recognition was announced and featured on the front cover of the July issue of Power magazine. Click here to read the feature.