Separation Protocol

Separation Protocol

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Violations of the Separation of Functions and Communications Protocol applicable to Southern Power Company.

Pursuant to an Order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Southern Company Services, Inc., 117 FERC 61,021, Docket No. EL05-102-000 (Oct. 5, 2006), and paragraph 6 of the Separation of Functions and Communications Protocol (Separation Protocol), Southern Companies are required to post any violation of the Separation Protocol on OASIS in a manner consistent with the process under the Standards of Conduct. Such violations are posted below:

2017 - 2016

  • On March 28, 2017, the following information was emailed to a Southern Power employee: See attached projection for Kemper generation and gas allocation from 3/28 to 4/3. B Gasifier online , A Gasifier down.  2 PACs running, AGR A online, 4 refrigeration compressors running, WSA on standby.  Gas usage on flares lower, Aux boiler and 2 package boilers online. CC 2x1 A Base Load, B running syngas @ 185 MW.  CTA outage 2100 Wednesday March 29th thru Friday March. (Posted 03/29/2017)
  • On March 24, 2017, the following information was emailed to several Southern Power employees: “Effective 3AM on Friday 3/24 until further notice a resource Georgia Power has under contract is restricted to -0-MW generation.  Expected release time is 17:30 on 3/26.  This is due to local area conditions”. (Posted 03/24/2017)
  • On March 12, 2017, several Southern Power employees were inadvertently sent an email containing the following statement: McIntosh 11 must be on line before McIntosh 10 goes to PO. (Posted 03/16/2017)
  • On February 22, 2017, a Southern Power employee was inadvertently sent an email containing the following statement: Fort Stewart has been notified that the facility will be offline on 2/28/17. (Posted 02/23/2017)
  • On December 15, 2016 during a conversation in a joint meeting, it was noted that an energy innovation project was being tested at Bowen during the current outage. (Posted 12/15/2016)
  • On December 1, 2016, eight Southern Power employees will be escorted to a training room at Plant McDonough for a simulator overview. (Posted 11/30/2016)
  • On October 28, 2016, in discussions regarding recreational facilities, the following statement was made to a Southern Power employee: Riley Farms is on the books of Alabama Power Company and classified as Held for Future Use as a future generating site. (Posted 11/01/2016)
  • On October 25, 2016 the following information was inadvertently provided to a Southern Power employee. View data. (Posted 10/26/2016)
  • On October 7, 2016, a Southern Power employee was inadvertently sent an email with an attachment containing privileged and confidential information not intended for Southern Power. The employee opened the attachment, but upon doing so, recognized the nature of the contents and immediately closed it and deleted the email and attachment without viewing or disseminating any data contained therein. Thereafter, the employee notified SCS Operations Compliance of the occurrence. (Posted 10/11/2016)
  • On October 4, 2016, an SPC employee was allowed access to a Separation Protocol secured area. The employee left immediately without viewing any prohibited information. (Posted 10/05/2016)
  • On August 30, 2016, an SPC employee was allowed access to a Separation Protocol secured area. The employee left immediately without viewing any prohibited information. (Posted 8/31/2016)
  • On April 26, 2016, the following information was sent to several employees at Southern Power. View data. (Posted 4/27/2016)
  • On January 28, 2016, three Southern Power employees who participates in a Southern Company mentoring program will take part in a tour of the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 site. (Posted 01/28/2016)
  • On January 20, 2016, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today Intranet site. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the incident. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology identified the problem and implemented a solution. (Posted 01/22/2016)

 

2015 - 2012

  • On October 25, 2015, the following information was sent to an employee at Southern Power. View data. (Posted 10/28/2015)
  • On August 12, 2015 during a meeting that included Southern Power employees, the following comments were inadvertently stated: Plant Gaston Unit 5 is on an outage. (Posted 08/13/2015)
  • On July 14, 2015, a meeting was held between employees of Southern Power and shared services employees. A shared services employee inadvertently stated: "there was a power augmentation issue with one of the Barry units yesterday ". No other information was disclosed. (Posted 07/15/2015)
  • On July 9, 2015, a Southern Power employee entered the Bartlett's Ferry Hydro Generating Facility Administration Building. He immediately left the site. No prohibited information was viewed while at the facility. The Bartlett's Ferry units were not generating at the time of the visit. (Posted 07/13/2015)
  • On May 18, 2015 during a meeting with a Southern Power employee, the following information was inadvertently provided: Plant Wansley 5A outage, 153 days from 5/1/2015 to 9/30/2015. (Posted 05/19/2015)
  • On April 22, 2015, a Southern Power employee who participates in a Southern Company mentoring program will take part in a tour of the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 site. (Posted 04/22/2015)
  • It was discovered on March 10, 2015, that a Southern Power employee was allowed access to the Theodore Cogen Facility on February 16. The SPC employee did not view any prohibited information while on the site. The Unit was on-line. (Posted 03/11/2015)
  • On February 3, 2015 during a meeting with Southern Power employees, the following comments were inadvertently stated: Plant Daniel is in an outage right now. (Posted 02/04/2015)
  • On February 3, 2015, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today Intranet site. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the incident. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology identified the problem and implemented a solution. (Posted 02/04/2015)
  • On January 27, 2015, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today Intranet site. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the incident. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology identified the problem and implemented a solution. (Posted 01/28/2015)
  • On November 10, 2014, the following information was provided in an email that was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power employee: Wansley Unit 2 called to be online for 11/13/2014 @ 2359. (Posted 11/10/2014)
  • On October 28, 2014 during a meeting with Southern Power employees, the following comments were inadvertently stated: Plant Bowen is currently in an outage and will be for six more weeks; Plant Scherer is currently in an outage. (Posted 10/29/2014)
  • On July 28, 2014, the following information was sent to several employees at Southern Power. View data. (Posted 7/30/2014)
  • On July 25, 2014, an SPC employee received a meeting notice regarding an upcoming meeting to discuss offering a portion of Scherer 3 to a third party. The meeting notice contained no attachments. (Posted 7/29/2014)
  • On June 18, 2014, a Southern Power employee reported inadvertently accessing the Southern Today intranet site. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology identified the problem and implemented a solution. (Posted 6/19/2014)
  • On May 15, 2014, two Southern Power employees who participate in a Southern Company Leadership Development program will take part in a tour of the Kemper County facility. (Posted 5/13/2014)
  • On February 20, 2014, a Southern Power employee who participates in a Southern Company wide Environmental Management work team will take part in a tour of the Kemper County facility. (Posted 2/19/2014 12:20 PM)
  • On September 23, 2013 during a meeting with a Southern Power employee, an employee accidentally stated that Plant McIntosh was scheduled to be in an outage in March 2014. (Posted September 24, 2013 8:45 AM EDT)
  • On December 18, 2012 during a meeting with two Southern Power employees, an employee accidentally stated that Plant Yates was scheduled to be in an outage on May 18-26, 2013. (Posted December 18, 2012 2:30 PM EDT)
  • On September 20, 2012, the following information for Plant Smith was sent to an employee at Southern Power: View data. (Posted October 26, 2012 2:00 PM EDT)
  • On October 10, 2012, an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent to an employee at Southern Power regarding Plant Gadsden. "Unit 1 Offline Scheduled Date/Time: Start: 10/27/2012 08:00 Sat End: 11/02/2012 12:00 Fri". (Posted October 11, 2012 2:05 PM EDT)
  • On October 4, 2012, an SPC employee was allowed access to a Separation Protocol secured area. The employee entered the reception area and immediately left without viewing any prohibited information. (Posted October 8, 2012 11:15 AM EDT)
  • On September 16, 2012, a message was inadvertently sent to Southern Power employees stating: "Theo req to 194mws". (Posted September 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT)
  • On August 29, 2012, a Georgia Power employee communicated the following information to a Southern Power employee. "Georgia will increase solar by 210 mw over the next three years, about 60 mw a year". (Posted September 10, 2012 12:15 PM EDT)
  • On August 28, 2012, the following information for Plant McDonough was inadvertently sent via email to an employee at Southern Power Company. View data. (Posted August 30, 2012 4:00 PM EDT)
  • On July 3, 2012, an email sent to Southern Power employees about a limitation to an SPC generating facility also contained an output limitation to a third-party generating facility. (Posted July 5, 2012 1:45 PM EDT)
  • On June 18, 2012, an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent to employees at Southern Power. View data. (Posted June 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT)
  • On May 19, 2012, outage information for a third party generator was inadvertently disclosed to a Southern Power Company employee. (Posted May 21, 2012 1:11 PM EDT)
  • On March 21, 2012, it was discovered that an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent to an employee at Southern Power. View data. (Posted March 23, 2012 10:35 AM EDT)
  • It was discovered on February 1, 2012, that a Southern Power employee was included during a group tour on November 15, 2011 of the turbine floor at Plant Gaston when Unit 3 was off-line. (Posted February 2, 2012 10:45 AM EDT)
  • On January 6, 2012, the following information was sent to an employee at Southern Power: Heat rate to be 9,500 BTU/kWh, although our models show 10,530 for Vogtle 3-4. Nuclear unit EFOR is 3%. Our models show 5% for Vogtle 3-4. Nuclear unit maintenance rate is 5.1%, although our models show 7.1% for Vogtle 3-4 planned outages. (Posted January 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT)

2011 - 2010

  • Prior to their official transfer date to a position at Alabama Power Company, an SPC employee received several emails about the duties associated with their new role. One attachment contained the following information: Under current conditions, the Company will not need any additional resources until the 2022 time period. ...The Company is working on several options to meet any anticipated need. These options include: (1) potential re-powering of existing generation units to a renewable fuel source, (2) negotiating purchased power agreements from bidders that responded to an APC Renewable Energy RFP, (3) Through economic expansion of Demand Side Management Programs, and (4) the construction of high efficiency gas fired combined cycle plants. (Posted November 3, 2011 2:45 PM EDT)
  • On October 6, 2011, an SPC employee received a file containing estimates of the hourly associated interchange energy rate and projected SPC-unit outputs. A third party unit was inadvertently included in this information. (Posted October 10, 2011 2:40 PM EDT)
  • On September 20, 2011, a SPC employee was inadvertently allowed access onto a Separation Protocol secured area. The employee was immediate escorted out of the area. The SPC employee did not view any prohibited information while in the area. (Posted September 21, 2011 10:15 AM EDT)
  • On August 30, 2011 an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent to an employee at Southern Power. View data. (Posted August 31, 2011 10:30 AM EDT)
  • On August 18, 2011, the following information was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power employee. View data. (Posted August 26, 2011 7:30 AM EDT)
  • On August 22, 2011, a document containing system pipeline curtailment information was inadvertently sent to a printer at a Southern Power plant. View data. (Posted August 23, 2011 7:40 AM EDT)
  • On June 20, 2011, an SPC employee was inadvertently allowed access onto the Trading Floor, which is considered a restricted area for SPC employees. The employee was a recent transfer to Southern Power Company and was attempting to visit the Southern Power Trading Floor but mistakenly arrived at the Fleet Operations and Trading Floor. The employee was admitted to the reception area and signed the visitor access log at which time the error was immediately discovered and the employee was escorted out of the area. The SPC employee did not view any prohibited information while on the Trading Floor. (Posted June 20, 2011 2:35 PM EDT)
  • On May 14, 2011 an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent from Plant Crist to an employee at Southern Power: "Working 12 hour night shift right now trying to get Unit 6 back up and running, long outage". (Posted May 16, 2011 1:45 PM EDT)
  • On May 10, 2011, a message was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power employee stating: "Gaston Unit 4 requested to cut to minimum load from 2200 until 0400 to repair condenser leak." Work to begin at 10:00 p.m. (Posted May 10, 2011 4:04 PM EDT)
  • On April 15, 2011, a message was inadvertently sent to Southern Power employees stating: "Hammond 2 be advised we are planning on bringing you off RS, after the peak tonight". (Posted April 15, 2011 1:15 PM EDT)
  • On March 25, 2011 an email containing the following information was inadvertently sent from Plant Gaston to an employee at Southern Power: Beginning the CPM for the Unit 2 FOMO for next weekend.(Posted March 28, 2011 1:12 PM EDT)
  • On February 6, 2011, the following information was inadvertently sent to employees at Southern Power: "We still expect to call on Watson 4, Smith 1, Crist 4 & 7, and Barry 1 this week." (Posted February 7, 2011 1:15 PM EDT)
  • On February 2, 2011, an invoice from a third party for Southern Company was inadvertently disclosed to a Southern Power Company employee via email.(Posted February 4, 2011 2:40 PM EDT)
  • On January 24, 2011 an email containing the following information was sent to an employee at Southern Power: On a Plant Gorgas project. We're replacing their existing Turbine and Boiler Control system called Metso for Ovation 400. (Posted January 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT)
  • On January 3, 2011, the following information was provided inadvertently to two employees at Southern Power: Met with representatives of US Marine Corp Logistics Base in Albany, GA to discuss renewable energy options and at Rabun Gap, GA for plant tour and discussion on renewable biomass project. (Posted January 5, 2011 2:15 PM EDT)
  • On October 1, November 1 and December 1, 2010, emails with attachments were sent to several Southern Power employees that inadvertently contained pipeline volume information for two Gulf power plants. The information is provided in the attached document. View data. (Posted December 2, 2010 2:10 PM EDT)
  • On November 11, 2010, a shared services employee inadvertently sent the NDE November 15-19 Weekly Schedule to an employee at Southern Power containing the following information: Kraft 1 - main steam girth weld - weekend and possibly Mon.; radiography - Mon. and Mitchell 3 - radiography - Mon. (Posted November 15, 2010 9:00 AM EDT)
  • On October 28, 2010, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today intranet site. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the access capability to Generation Compliance. No prohibited information was viewed. (Posted November 3, 2010 8:30 AM EDT)
  • On August 18, 2010, an email containing generation output for 10 hours during July and early August was sent to an SPC employee. One non-SPC unit, Monroe, was advertently included in this spreadsheet and indicated that the output of the unit during the 10 hours was zero. (Posted August 19, 2010 12:30 PM EDT)
  • A shared services employee inadvertently forwarded vendor proposal information which contained one reference to a retail plant to several employees at Southern Power. Prohibited information forwarded was "Estimated Outages - McIntosh: Spring 2011, Fall 2011. (Posted August 9, 2010 11:30 AM EDT)
  • On June 29, 2010, an employee accidentally stated that Plant Smith was scheduled to be on planned burn with an output of 300MW during a meeting with two SPC employees. (Posted July 1, 2010 8:00 AM EDT)
  • On May 5, 2010, an email requesting additional information for fair value measurements footnotes was inadvertently sent to two employees at Southern Power. View data. (Posted May 10, 2010 2:15 PM EDT)
  • On April 15, 2010, an email containing a report related to derivatives contracts was inadvertently sent to two employees at Southern Power. The report was opened by one of the employees. View data. (Posted April 19, 2010 2:00 PM EDT)
  • On April 15, 2010, a meeting was held between two employees of Southern Power Company and several shared services employees. A shared services employee inadvertently stated "McDonough 4 will fire sometime this summer". No other information was disclosed. (Posted April 16, 2010 3:30 PM EDT)
  • On April 13, 2010, a Southern Power employee made a phone call to an employee at Plant Farley to confirm an interview appointment. During the conversation the Plant Farley employee mentioned that the plant was in an outage. No other details were disclosed. (Posted April 14, 2010 1:00 PM EDT)
  • On February 2, 2010, an email containing the following statement was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power employee: Smith has experienced a Rotor issue and is in the process of installing the system spare in Smith 3A CT. (Posted February 2, 2010 2:00 PM EST)
  • On August 1. 2008, an email containing information about the Full Pressure/Power Augmentation data from 7/1/2008 to 7/20/2008 was inadvertently sent to SPC personnel. This data included information about both SPC plants and non-SPC plants. The event was timely reported and investigated; however, due to an administrative oversight, the violation was not posted to OASIS at the time of occurrence. View data. (Posted January 29, 2010 4:00 PM EST)
  • On January 27, 2010, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today intranet site. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the access capability to Generation Compliance. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology identified the problem and implemented a solution. (Posted January 29, 2010 7:30 AM EST)
  • On January 20, 2010, a Southern Power employee had technical issues with a workstation that was recently installed. The employee called the Information Technology Helpdesk for assistance. The Helpdesk remotely accessed the workstation to correct the problem. The Helpdesk support analyst inadvertently opened the Southern Today intranet site which was then viewable to the Southern Power employee. The Helpdesk support analyst immediately closed the site; disabled the workstation and reported the incident to Generation Compliance. Information Technology is reviewing the root cause that allowed access. No prohibited information was viewed by the Southern Power employee. (Posted January 22, 2010 5:15 PM EST)

2009

  • On October 21, 2009, a joint meeting (net meeting) was held between Southern Company retail plant representatives, Southern Company Shared Services and one Southern Power representative. During a discussion of workorder system changes, the attached slide was shown for illustration purposes. No prohibited information was verbally stated. When the meeting coordinators realized that retail unit information was viewable, the Southern Power employee was asked to disconnect from the Net meeting, but stayed connected via conference call. View data (Posted October 23, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT)
  • On October 15, 2009, an SPC employee discovered while using a document storage application that they could access a listing of contracts for Georgia Power Company. The employee did not attempt to open any documents and immediately reported the situation to the system administrator and Generation Compliance. The access was available due to associating the files to a system folder set at global access. Once the issue was identified, the files were deleted from the folder. (Posted October 16, 2009, 10:45 AM EDT)
  • On October 12, 2009, an SPC employee discovered that an application that should only contain SPC unit information also included certain data about a Mississippi Power owned unit. The problem was identified at 2:30pm and an emergency change was implemented that removed the Mississippi Power owned unit information from SPC view by 3:30 pm that same day. View data. (Posted October 15, 2009, 8:30 AM EDT)
  • On September 24, 2009, an email containing Incremental Capacity Equivalent factors for retail demand side programs was inadvertently sent to an SPC employee. View data contained in the email. (Posted September 25, 2009, 1:15 PM EDT).
  • On August 20, 2009, a Southern Power employee inadvertently accessed the Southern Today intranet site while using a accounting reconciliation process application. The employee immediately closed the site and reported the access capability to Generation Compliance. No prohibited information was viewed. Information Technology reviewed the root cause that allowed access and corrected.(Posted August 24, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT).
  • On August 13, 2009, it was discovered that two SPC employees had attended three meetings in a secured area. One meeting was a mock interview on July 27, 2009, and the other two meetings which occurred in the fall of 2008 discussed internal controls for applications utilized by SPC employees. No Prohibited Information was discussed at these meetings. (Posted August 14, 2009, 4:10 PM EDT). Further investigation discovered an actual interview session with an SPC employee also occurred on August 3, 2009. All employees involved have been counseled on the events and instructed that future meetings must be held outside secured areas (Posted August 19, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT).
  • On July 9, 2009, Building Services inadvertently connected a training room laptop requested for use by SPC employee to the SOCO network instead of the Southern Power network. The SPC employees immediately shut down the computer. (Posted July 10, 2009, 12:50 PM EDT).
  • On July 8, 2009, an email was sent to a Southern Power employee containing best practices information, but also included Plant Daniel general historical timeframes for Combined Cycle unit outages with references to other retail Combined Cycle units. The email stated that the Unit #3 BPF was repaired during Spring 2008, the Unit #4 Condensate Pumps #1& #2 are currently being rebuilt, the Unit #3-2 CCW pump had to be pulled during the peak. (Posted July 9, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT).
  • On June 29, 2009, an email requesting clarification on Gulf Power's 2009 Annual Nox Allowance Projections was inadvertently sent to an employee at Southern Power. The email stated that the original 2009 projection filed with the Florida PSC projected purchases of 3,544 annual Nox allowances @ $3,100 per ton and that the new projections show Gulf Power's annual net position at 1,794 allowances (Posted July 1, 2009, 11:30 AM EDT).
  • On June 4, 2009, a facsimile from a coal supplier that was intended for a shared services employee was inadvertently sent to a fax machine in a Southern Power office area. The facsimile stated updated tonnage pricing for 2010 for a retail operating company. (Posted June 5, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT).
  • On May 5, 2009, an application used by fleet operations and the generating plants was upgraded. As a result of an oversight during the testing process, the application allowed the SPC plants that logged into the system after the upgrade to view the fleet login instead of their plant specific login. Only one SPC plant logged into the application and noticed their default screen was different. The SPC plant operators immediately notified Fleet Operations about the login issue and it was immediately resolved. The plant operators did not open any files within the application. However, because the titles of documents contained potential prohibited information (e.g., McManus unit 2 offline lost fire in boiler and Bowen 3 valve testing complete), this posting is being made out of an abundance of caution. (Posted May 6, 2009, 2:15 PM EDT).
  • On April 22, 2009, an e-mail message was inadvertently sent to an employee at Southern Power. The Southern Power employee did not check their email until April 29, 2009 and contacted Generation Compliance immediately upon noticing the email. The email referenced battery work being performed at Plant Green County that would result in AC power being unavailable during the battery work – affecting communications and computers. The email also referenced that CT’s would be unaffected by this AC outage. The battery work was scheduled to be completed the same day (April 22, 2009). (Posted April 30, 2:30 PM EST) (Updated for date corrections on May 6, 2009, 2:15 PM EDT)
  • On April 26, 2009, a message was inadvertently sent to two employees at Southern Power: dan-4 is still having vibration issues and will put derate in systat. (Posted April 27, 12:45 PM EDT)
  • On March 30, 2009, a manager of a core Southern Company plant made an inquiry with an external field services company as to the availability of a particular field service representative. The field service representative was currently assigned to a SPC plant. The Southern Company manager contacted the SPC plant to check the availability of the individual. During the conversation, he mentioned the current outage at the core facility. (Posted March 30, 2:35 PM EDT)
  • On March 19, 2009, an email was sent to an SPC employee requesting an update of 2007/2008 generation information for use in connection with the upcoming annual stockholders meeting. The email contained several attachments that included both SPC information and aggregated, historical information. The SPC employee opened one attachment that contained the aggregated, historical information, immediately closed the attachment and notified Generation Compliance. The email and all attachments were permanently deleted by the SPC employee. The attachment opened by the SPC employee containing the aggregated, historical information is attached. (Posted March 24, 12:30 PM EDT)
  • On March 10, 2009, an email with an attachment was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power Company employee. The email referenced a screening study addressing a hypothetical addition of new combined cycle technology to an existing (non-SPC) plant. The email provided no other information regarding the specifics of the screening study, the timing of the hypothetical addition, or any associated cost estimates. More detailed information of this nature was contained in the attachment, but the attachment was NOT opened or saved by the SPC employee. Immediately upon receipt, the SPC employee forwarded the email to the Generation Compliance Director and then permanently deleted the email (along with the unopened attachment) from his inbox. (Posted March 12, 2:45 PM EDT)
  • On February 25, 2009, it was discovered that two emails from a shared services employee dated January 13, 2009 and February 2, 2009 contained information regarding a Plant Gorgas outage were sent to SPC employees. The emails contained outage dates along with part of the outage work scope which included changing out generator bushings. The shared services employee was attempting to schedule work at an SPC facility and stated the outage originally scheduled for March 7-15 at Plant Gorgas had been cancelled but gave no further information. (Posted February 25, 2:30 PM EST)
  • On February 16, PPA Start Up and Variable O&M costs for a Southern Company third party generator was inadvertently disclosed to a Southern Power Company employee via email. (Posted February 17, 2:40 PM EST)
  • On January 14. 2009, an email containing decisions on two environmental projects was inadvertently sent to SPC employees. The data contained non-SPC unit information and is attached. (Posted January 14, 1:50 PM EST)
  • MPC decision to add the Daniel 1 LNB back to the schedule in spring 2010.
  • APC decision to delay the SECGO FGD and SCR projects six months each.

2008 - 2007

  • On December 1, 2008, an email containing corrections to certain plant data was inadvertently sent to SPC employees. The data contained non-SPC unit information and is attached. View PDF (Posted December 1, 2008, 4:58 PM EST)
  • On October 19, 2008, a message containing non-SPC unit information was inadvertently sent to a distribution list which contained SPC employees. The message was "Green County 2 off line with a water leak at 15:00".
  • On September 11, 2008, it was discovered during an internal review that a message containing non-SPC unit information was inadvertently sent to a Southern Power plant on June 3, 2008. The message requested McIntosh 10 to increase to full pressure operation.
  • On September 4, 2008, an email containing an attachment with ramp start and end times for both SPC and non-SPC units was sent to an SPC employee. View information.
  • On August 21, 2008, the mid-year performance plan for an employee who transferred from Plant McIntosh to an SPC plant was sent to certain SPC employees at the SPC plant. In addition to the employee’s work performance, the document contained the mid-year Commercial Availability rating and EFOR for Plant McIntosh. The Commercial Availability rating is 97.12% and the EFOR is .22%.
  • On July 30, 2008, an email containing system Mark-to-Market information and Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”) Mark-to-Market information was sent in error to a distribution list that contained SPC employees. View MPC Mark-to-Market information.
  • On May 23, 2008, an email containing information about the SCR Ammonia Budget was inadvertently sent to SPC personnel. This data included information about both SPC plants and non-SPC plants. View SCR email attachment.
  • On May 13, 2008, an SPC employee was allowed access onto the Trading Floor, which is considered a restricted area for SPC employees. The employee was there to visit a former co-worker, and when the former co-worker recognized the situation, he escorted the employee out of the area. The SPC employee did not view any prohibited information while on the Trading Floor.
  • On April 30, 2008, during a meeting where Southern Power Company employees were present, a Fleet Operations and Trading employee inadvertently disclosed certain generator availability information associated with a third party that sold the output of that facility to Georgia Power Company via a Power Purchase Agreement.
  • On April 17, 2008, an email containing a link to Generating Plant Performance Goal guidelines and performance information for core generating plants was inadvertently sent to a SPC Employee. The SPC employee was removed from the distribution list and was not able to open the link provided in the email.
  • On April 8, 2008, an email containing the M&D Center Monthly Monitoring Report was sent to a SPC employee. The report contained information related to equipment issues at a non-SPC generating plant. The SPC employee did not open the attachment which contained the report.
  • On April 4, 2008, an email containing the same information that was disclosed in the March 17, 2008 GLSCAPE posting was sent to an SPC employee. Please refer to the March 17, 2008 posting for more details.
  • On March 17, 2008, two emails were circulated about the damage a tornado caused to Plant McIntosh over the weekend. One email contained pictures of the damage and general notes about which units had received the most damage. The other email included a presentation which contained pictures of the damage and a more detailed account of the unit specific information. view presentation (ppt).
  • On March 17, 2008, an email entitled GLSCAPE Headlines was sent from the GLSCAPE Communications mailbox. This distribution list contained SPC employees since the information typically contained within the newsletter focuses on technical information about the status of the GLSCAPE project implementation. The March 17, 2008 version contained the following statement when describing the scheduled phases of implementation: Phase 3 – February 2010: Alabama Power and all its plants (including Farley, but not Barry, Gaston, Greene County, and Miller, which will be in outages).
  • On March 10, 2008 it was discovered that an email containing a draft version of the Alabama Power Company 10K was sent to an SPC employee. The email was sent on February 6, 2008 and the Alabama Power Company 10K was made public on February 25, 2008. The Alabama Power Company 10K report is located at the following website: investor.southerncompany.com/English/information-for-investors/investor-information/sec-filings/default.aspx
  • On 2/8/2008, an employee was reviewing a distribution list used to circulate an email which can contain Prohibited Information (i.e., unit status, hydro peaks) and noticed the name of an SPC employee on the distribution list. The SPC employee was interviewed about receiving the email and she stated that she deleted the email without reading the information. The SPC employee was immediately removed from the distribution list, retrained on the Separation Protocol, and the owner of the distribution list is performing a weekly review of the membership list for each distribution list for which they are responsible. The information contained in the February 8 email is attached. view PDF file.
  • On 2/1/2008, an email containing information about the Full Pressure/Power Augmentation data from 1/14/2008 to 1/27/2008 was inadvertently sent to SPC personnel. This data included information about both SPC plants and non-SPC plants. In the body of the email, a statement was also made that during this timeframe, Barry 6 & 7 and Daniel 4 had no FP-PA hours. Information sent to SPC personnel view PDF file.
  • On the afternoon of 12/3/2007, it was discovered that an application which SPC employees had access to contained one screen with Prohibited Information. Access to this application was immediately removed from SPC workstations. After investigation, it was determined that no SPC employees accessed or viewed the screen that contained Prohibited Information. Modifications to remove the Prohibited Information from this application are underway. Once the appropriate modifications are complete, the new version of the application will be made available to SPC employees.