Buckeye Power recognized for work on Ohio River study

Buckeye Power recently was recognized for its long-time dedication to monitoring the health of the Ohio River.

Buckeye has been a participant in the Ohio River Ecological Research Project since its inception in the 1970s and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) presented Ohio’s G&T with a special award during a recent meeting.

“Utilities with plants on the river got together and created a data site to see what impact their plants may have on the fish population,” Buckeye Power’s Paul Jackson said.

Jackson, environmental and reliability compliance project manager for Buckeye, was presented with the EPRI Technology Transfer Award in February.

He said the project has provided a valuable return to utilities along the river with its four decades of data.

“We’re able to answer questions with scientific data,” Jackson said. “This data is very effective in being able to respond to these rule requests and make comments.”