Mary Green Brush
Public Affairs Coordinator
June 14, 2004 - Primesouth's InnCOGEN facility in Trinidad recently was presented with SCANA's 2004 Environmental EAGLES Award for work-related stewardship.
The EAGLES Award is given annually to an employee or team of employees for demonstrating "Exemplary Achievement of Genuine Leadership through Environmental Stewardership." This year's award went to Dean Bain, vice president of Primesouth, and Bruce Wertz, project manager.
The InnCOGEN facility is a gas-fired power plant located in California, Trinidad, West Indies. Primesouth provides the operations and maintenance for this facility, which employees 27 native Trinidadians.
In going above and beyond what was required to operate the facility, Primesouth developed and submitted an environmental monitoring and waste management plan for the InnCOGEN facility to the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of Trinidad as a typical Primesouth management tool.
In submitting the application for the award, Brenda Long, Primesouth's manager of safety, environmental and training, said she was "very proud of our company for playing an important role in this voluntary environmental program in Trinidad. I think it shows that management of Primesouth does not need regulations to do what is right. Trinidad is in the early stages of legislating environmental and safety regulations for its country. I would like to think that Primesouth played a role in this development."