Paul J. Evanson

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Learn more from the Center for Media and Democracy's research on climate change.

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.[1]

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.[2]


  • Board of Trustees, St. John's University[1]
  • Director of the Edison Electric Institute[2]
  • Director of the Southeastern Electric Exchange[2]
  • Former member of the board of directors of Lynch Interactive Corporation[2]
  • Former Chairman of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council[2]
  • Former trustee of the North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC)[2]


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.[3]

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.[4]

Existing coal-fired power plants

Allegheny Energy owned 22 coal-fired generating stations in 2005, with 7,636 MW of capacity. Here is a list of Allegheny's coal power plants with capacity over 100 MW:[4][5][6]

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).



  1. 1.0 1.1 Biography: Paul J. Evanson, Allegheny Energy, accessed December 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Biogrpahy: Paul J. Evanson, Allegheny Energy, accessed December 2008.
  3. CEO Compensation: #101 Paul J Evanson,, May 3, 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  5. Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
  6. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.

Related SourceWatch articles

External links

This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.