Kay Wind Recognized for Wind Farm Team of the Year at Wind Operations and Management Conference
Charlottesville, VA – April 13, 2017 – On April 10, the team at Kay Wind, which is operated by Apex Clean Energy and owned by Southern Power, was recognized for its exceptional achievement in operations and management at the Wind O&M conference in Dallas, Texas. The project team won the “Wind Farm Team or Technician of the Year” award for 2017.
In total, the conference’s awards saw over 100 entries from across the globe. This particular honor praised the Kay team for placing an emphasis on safety and collaboration and going above and beyond in all their work.
The Kay Wind team has leveraged safe practices and excellent relationships with contractors and local residents to improve operational performance, ensure outstanding service, and earn the confidence of the wind farm’s community. The crew has worked with local emergency responders to improve communications and implement wind farm–specific trauma training and education, including an Air Evac transportation simulation.
“Since the project’s completion in 2015, the team’s commitment to safe operations, the highest standards for performance, and dedication to the local community have changed the perception of wind farms in smaller communities like Kay County,” said Andrea Miller, vice president of Asset Management for Apex. “It is of paramount importance to our team to ensure that we deliver on the promises made to our stakeholders and to the communities in which we operate. We are very proud of the acknowledgement of the success of the Kay team, and we are happy that our stakeholders, the community, and our industry know that Apex’s employees are invested in the safe operations and long-term success of not only the Kay Wind site, but also the community.”