The CALM Initiative is hosting a 20-Hour Supervisor Training for Ash Basin Safety Awareness on February 20-21, 2018 at the PORTAL Building on UNC Charlotte’s campus. This training is for project superintendents and safety professionals who are actively working on ash basin closures and industrial waste management projects. Space is limited to 15 attendees. NOTE: EEIF & the CALM Initiative Team are available to schedule Ash Basin Safety Awareness 8-Hour Worker Safety Courses and 20-Hour Supervisor Training Courses at additional locations and dates, upon request. Please contact Erin Hostetler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704-687-0948 to sign-up for the course or to [...]
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The Coal Ash Liquid Management Initiative’s (CALM) website is in the process of substantial upgrades to its search engines, password protection, security profile and course offerings for safety awareness. The website will go LIVE on or about February 9, 2018. Some of the new resources available on the website include current demonstration project details, information about Task Force groups, on-line payment for safety awareness courses, and an events calendar for all CALM Initiative happenings. The new webpage will include a CALM Initiative public information library, and a “Members Only” portal for dissemination of best management guidelines and technical information.
CALM Initiative Managing Director, Chris Hardin, is working closely with GTR-M, and its CEO Norbert Hector to develop the technical details for GTR-M’s patented method that utilizes coal combustion residuals (CCRs) to store energy. Last week (January 8 - 12, 2018) Chris toured the Power South CAES plant in McIntosh, Alabama to obtained site specific details on the compressed generator and a variety of technical details. More to come in the near future.
The Coal Ash Liquid Management (CALM) Initiative has up to 25 Industry Partners, and over 5 electric power utility members. Our new and improved website is in the final stages of “re-construction” and will be available to members in the next couple of weeks. In response to requests from its members, Chris Hardin visited sites with impacted storm water and coal ash in Alabama and Mississippi. SAVE THE DATE – CALM Meeting, February 27-28, 2018. The next CALM Initiative General Meeting will take place at the PORTAL Building on UNC Charlotte's Research Campus. Be on the lookout for more details from [...]
The EEIF management team completed the legal paperwork to incorporate the Coal Ash and Liquid Management (CALM) Initiative as a non-profit corporation to represent both industry and environmental concerns for coal ash beneficial use and ash basin closure. Look for "great things to happen" in 2018 as the EEIF family of companies is able to engage and provide a positive way to address energy and environmental topics.