The team at ReEnergy Livermore Falls celebrated a safety milestone today – 2,000 days without a recordable injury or lost-time accident.
“The Livermore Falls team is laser-focused on health and safety,” said Facility Manager Bruce Proven. “Operating a power plant is inherently risky work, so it is imperative that we remain vigilant and work together to mitigate risk.”
Proven said the facility runs a robust safety program that includes a lockout/tagout program for maintenance activities, behavior-based safety observations, safety communication notices, risk assessment and mitigation, monthly inspections and an incentive compensation system.
Proven plans to give each employee a jacket to show his appreciation for their commitment to safety.
ReEnergy Livermore Falls employs 23 employees who monitor a distributed control system from a centralized control room and oversee fuel intake and processing, facility and equipment maintenance, administrative tasks and shift supervision. The Livermore Falls team operates a Zurn stoker grate boiler and a General Electric turbine generator set in addition to two truck dumping stations, a fuel yard, a fuel conveyor belt system, a cooling tower, an ash storage building and an electrical switchyard.
The 39-megawatt facility produces approximately 250,000 megawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to supply nearly 32,000 homes.