Paul J. Evanson
Paul J. Evanson has been president and chief executive officer of Allegheny Energy since June 2003. Prior to joining the company, he was President of Florida Power & Light and a director of FPL Group, Inc. from 1995 to 2003.
Prior to joining FPL, Evanson served as president and chief operating officer for Lynch Corporation, a Connecticut-based diversified company that expanded through acquisitions in multimedia and transportation. Previously he was executive vice president of Moore McCormack Resources, Inc., a diversified natural resources and transportation company.
- Board of Trustees, St. John's University
- Director of the Edison Electric Institute
- Director of the Southeastern Electric Exchange
- Former member of the board of directors of Lynch Interactive Corporation
- Former Chairman of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council
- Former trustee of the North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC)
In May 2007, Forbes listed Evanson as receiving $17.81 million in total compensation for the latest fiscal year, with a four-year total compensation of $46.64 million. He ranked 2nd on the list of CEOs in the Utilities industry, and 101st out of all CEOs in the United States.
Allegheny power portfolio
Out of its total 9,290 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (0.87% of the U.S. total), Allegheny Energy produces 82.2% from coal, 16.4% from natural gas, 0.8% from oil, and 0.6% from hydroelectricity. Allegheny owns power plants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
Existing coal-fired power plants
|Plant Name||State||County||Year(s) Built||Capacity||2007 CO2 Emissions||2006 SO2 Emissions|
|Harrison Power Station||WV||Harrison||1972-74||2052 MW||14,200,000 tons||5,063 tons|
|Hatfields Ferry||PA||Greene||1969, 1970, 1971||1728 MW||8,959,000 tons||135,082 tons|
|Pleasants||WV||Pleasants||1979-80||1368 MW||6,722,000 tons||42,867 tons|
|Fort Martin||WV||Monongalia||1967-68||1152 MW||7,328,000 tons||87,565 tons|
|Armstrong||PA||Armstrong||1958, 1959||326 MW||2,099,000 tons||32,149 tons|
|Mitchell||PA||Washington||1963||299 MW||1,500,000 tons||742 tons|
|Albright||WV||Preston||1952, 1954||278 MW||1,200,000 tons||12,657 tons|
|Willow Island||WV||Pleasants||1949, 1960||213 MW||597,000 tons||8,611 tons|
|Rivesville||WV||Marion||1943, 1951||110 MW||230,000 tons||1,270 tons|
|R. Paul Smith||MD||Washington||1947, 1958||110 MW||401,000 tons||2,147 tons|
In 2005, these coal-fired power plants emitted 43.2 million tons of CO2 (0.7% of all U.S. CO2 emissions) and 328,000 tons of SO2 (2.2% of all U.S. SO2 emissions).
- Biography: Paul J. Evanson, Allegheny Energy, accessed December 2008.
- Biogrpahy: Paul J. Evanson, Allegheny Energy, accessed December 2008.
- CEO Compensation: #101 Paul J Evanson, Forbes.com, May 3, 2007.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.
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