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  Firefig...
NewPage Plant•   Blend Coal•   June – Fire in Dust Collector•   Fire Dept. Extinguished Fire and    Dust Collector Closed ...
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 Ho...
Our work is not done!  Events continue to occur  People are harmed  Property losses continue to occur  P     t  l       ti...
Has the dust settled?
Questions to Ponder     Harm    What do you do on a regular basis to    prevent injuries or illnesses?     Fire    What do...
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 ne...
PRB Coal Users’ Group…helping others SAFELY and efficiently use coal         d ff       l         l        www.PRBCoals.co...
PRB Coal Users’ GroupPRB Coal Users  Group
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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”

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

  1. 1. Has the dust settled?
  2. 2. Has the dust settled?
  3. 3. Resulting in harm topeople and to property
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Corn Milling OperationBurns CoalExplosion and Fire…• Silos• Feeders
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Has the dust settled?
  10. 10. 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?
  11. 11. What are we doing?What are you doing?
  12. 12. “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
  13. 13. PRB Coal Users’ Group…helping others SAFELY and efficiently use coal d ff l l www.PRBCoals.com | www.PRBCoalsForum.com
  14. 14. PRB Coal Users’ GroupPRB Coal Users  Group

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