Plant Honored for its Ongoing Commitment to Safe Operations

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Employees at the High Desert Power Project have been honored with the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Perfect Record Award for achieving the best safety performance for the past year, with zero work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work (lost time).

“Safety is part of our company culture,” said Plant Manager Frank Carelli. “The National Safety Council awards recognize our employees’ commitment to safety on the job – not only for themselves but for their coworkers and for our community.”

Employees of the High Desert plant near Victorville, Calif., accumulated approximately 226,260 safe working hours as of Dec. 31, 2012.

The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies that have completed at least 12 consecutive months without incurring a lost-time injury or illness. High Desert employees also qualified for the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, which honors the plant for operating with a safety record equal to or better than 50 percent of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates within the industry for lost-time illnesses and injuries.

In 2012, employees at High Desert worked approximately 83,065 hours with no work-related lost-time injuries or illnesses.

High Desert Power Project is owned by High Desert Power Project, LLC, a private equity investment managed by Tenaska Capital Management, LLC (TCM), and operated by TPF Operations II, Inc. Fueled by clean-burning natural gas, the facility is capable of producing up to 830 megawatts of electricity for about 830,000 homes.

High Desert is one of the largest taxpayers in the region, contributing more than $3.4 million in local property taxes for 2012. Also in 2012, the plant injected approximately $21.3 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors into the area economy, in addition to providing approximately 215 hours of volunteer service performed by employees and other annual contributions.

About High Desert Power Project, LLC
High Desert Power Project, LLC is a private equity investment managed by Tenaska Capital Management, LLC (TCM). TCM is an affiliate of independent energy company Tenaska that provides management services for private equity investments in the U.S. energy industry. Another affiliate of Tenaska operates the plant.