Paul Hanrahan has been president and chief executive officer of AES since 2002. Prior to his current position, he was chief operating officer and executive vice president of the company, responsible for business development and the operation of electric utilities and generation facilities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He was previously the president and CEO of AES China Generating Co. Ltd. and managed other AES businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Before joining AES, Hanrahan served as a line officer the USS Parche, a fast attack nuclear submarine.
Hanrahan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard Business School.
In May 2007, Forbes listed Hanrahan as receiving $10.3 million in total compensation for the previous fiscal year, with a four-year total compensation of $16.85 million. He ranked 9th on the list of CEOs in the Utilities industry, and 170th out of all CEOs in the United States.
AES power portfolio
Out of its total 13,122 MW of U.S. electric generating capacity (1.23% of the U.S. total), AES gets 52.2% from natural gas, 41.2% from coal, 3.3% from oil, 2.6% from wind, and 0.6% from wood. AES has power plants in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming - as well as in 28 countries around the world.
AES abandons proposed Oklahoma plant
On February 17, 2009, AES announced that it had withdrawn the air permit application for a new 650MW unit at its Shady Point facility. Company spokesman Lindy Kiger explained the decision to cancel the project as "part of our broader strategy to re-evaluate our growth plans."
Existing coal-fired power plants
|Plant Name||State||County||Year(s) Built||Capacity||2007 CO2 Emissions||2006 SO2 Emissions|
|Petersburg||IN||Pike||1967, 1969, 1977, 1986||1873 MW||12,500,000 tons||28,985 tons|
|Harding Street||IN||Marion||1958, 1961, 1973||698 MW||3,966,000 tons||46,346 tons|
|Somerset||NY||Niagara||1984||655 MW||5,395,000 tons||2,573 tons|
|Shady Point||OK||Leflore||1990||350 MW||2,576,000 tons||N/A|
|Cayuga||NY||Tompkins||1955||323 MW||2,278,000 tons||4,360 tons|
|Eagle Valley||IN||Morgan||1951, 1953, 1956||302 MW||1,494,000 tons||N/A|
|Warrior Run||MD||Allegany||1999||229 MW||1,629,000 tons||N/A|
|Thames||CT||New London||1989||214 MW||1,713,000 tons||N/A|
|AES Hawaii||HI||Oahu||1992||203 MW||1,634,000 tons||921 tons|
|Greenidge||NY||Yates||1950, 1953||163 MW||926,000 tons||8,560 tons|
|Westover||NY||Broome||1943, 1951||119 MW||805,000 tons||9,968 tons|
|Beaver Valley||PA||Beaver||1987||114 MW||1,434,000 tons||N/A|
In 2005, these coal-fired power plants emitted 36.4 million tons of CO2 (0.6% of all U.S. CO2 emissions) and at least 102,000 tons of SO2 (0.7% of all U.S. SO2 emissions).
Foreign coal power plants
- the 520 megawatt Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 51 megawatt Aixi Power Station in China which was built in 1998. AES has a 71% interest in the project;
- the 250 megawatt Jiaozuo Power Station in China which was built in 1997. AES has a 70% interest in the project;
- the 250 megawatt Wuhu Power Station in China which was built in 1996. AES has a 25% interest in the project;
- the 2,100 megawatt Yangcheng Power Station in China which was built in 2001. AES has a 25% interest in the project;
- the 420 megawatt OPGC Power Station in India which was built in 1998. AES has a 49% interest in the project;
- the 50 megawatt Bohemia Power Station in the Czech Republic which was built in 2001. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 96 megawatt Borsod Power Station in Hungary which was built in 1996. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 116 megawatt Tiszapalkonya Power Station in Hungary which was built in 1996. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 301 megawatt Sogrinsk CHP Power Station in Kazakhstan which was built in 1997. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 1,354 megawatt Ust - Kamenogorsk CHP Power Station in Kazakhstan which was built in 1997. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 270 megawatt Ust - Kamenogorsk Heat Nets Power Station in Kazakhstan which was built in 1997. AES has a 100% interest in the project;
- the 675 megawatt San Nicolás Power Station in Argentina which was built in 1993. AES has a 96% interest in the project;
- the 807 megawatt Gener - Centrogener Power Station in Chile which was built in 2000. AES has a 91% interest in the project;
- the 304 megawatt Gener - Guacolda Power Station in Chile which was built in 2000. AES has a 46% interest in the project;
- the 277 megawatt Gener - Norgener Power Station in Chile which was built in 2000. AES has a 91% interest in the project;
- the 433 megawatt Itabo Power Station in Dominican Republic which was built in 2000. AES has a 48% interest in the project.
- Paul Hanrahan, AES, accessed December 2008.
- Ingredion Board, organizational web page, accessed September 17, 2012.
- CEO Compensation: #170 Paul T Hanrahan, Forbes.com, May 3, 2007.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
- Susan Hylton, [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090218_12_A11_PNMmah634105&archive=yes "Coal plant proposal abandoned," Tulsa World, February 18, 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
- Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.
- "Generation", AES website, accessed June 2008.
- United Kingdom Quality Ash Association, "Power Station Locations and Capacities", undated but after 2006, accessed June 2008.
- Mott MacDonald, "UK Coal Production Outlook: 2004-16", Department of Trade and Industry website, Final Report March 2004. See Appendix E: UK Coal Power Stations, page E-1 at the end of the report.
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