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John Bridson, Westar Energy & Bill Konefes, Georgia-Pacific Corporation - Speakers at the marcus evans Generation Summit 2012, delivered a joint presentation on the topic “Teachable Moments”

John Bridson, Westar Energy & Bill Konefes, Georgia-Pacific Corporation - Speakers at the marcus evans Generation Summit 2012, delivered a joint presentation on the topic “Teachable Moments”

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    “Teachable Moments” - John Bridson, Westar Energy & Bill Konefes, Georgia-Pacific Corporation “Teachable Moments” - John Bridson, Westar Energy & Bill Konefes, Georgia-Pacific Corporation Presentation Transcript

    • Has the dust settled?
    • Has the dust settled?
    • Resulting in harm topeople and to property
    • Hutterite ColonyBritton SDBritton,• September 15, 2011• Burn PRB Coals to our knowledge• Coal Bin Fire• Fi fi ht Firefighters on t side top id of bin extinguishing fire when explosion hen e plosion occurred “I witnessed it with my own eyes  it happened just like it does in  I witnessed it with my own eyes, it happened just like it does in  the movies. I mean the bin virtually came apart on top and the  two Firefighters just flew,"   Sunset Fire Chief Danny Stahl.
    • NewPage Plant• Blend Coal• June – Fire in Dust Collector• Fire Dept. Extinguished Fire and Dust Collector Closed Up• August – Replacing Bags• August 12, 2011 12 High Pressure Water to Remove “Slug” When Dust Emitted, Flash• Three Burned – One Serious
    • Corn Milling OperationBurns CoalExplosion and Fire…• Silos• Feeders
    • Big Stone Power Plant (Otter Trail Power Company)• September 22, 2011• Transfer Station• Coal Dust Explosion/Fire• Fire Hose Plugged and Fire Suppression System not providing enough water according to news accounts• www.kfgo.com
    • Our work is not done! Events continue to occur People are harmed Property losses continue to occur P t  l   ti  t   Generation impacted Culture  change Reactive vs. Proactive Waiting for regulators
    • Has the dust settled?
    • Questions to Ponder Harm What do you do on a regular basis to prevent injuries or illnesses? Fire What do you do on a regular basis to prevent fires? Dust What do you do on a regular basis to control dust?
    • What are we doing?What are you doing?
    • “Seems some are convinced  Seems some are convinced  by words, some are convinced  by loss and some are never  convinced that PRB coals will  behave the way nature   b h  h     intended.” PRB Coal Users’ Group Board of Directorswww.PRBCoals.com | www.PRBCoalsForum.com
    • PRB Coal Users’ Group…helping others SAFELY and efficiently use coal d ff l l www.PRBCoals.com | www.PRBCoalsForum.com
    • PRB Coal Users’ GroupPRB Coal Users  Group