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Turk Plant featured in U.S. Chamber video

by on February 23, 2015

(Story by Kacee Kirschvink)

A video producer with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently visited the Turk Plant and produced a video that has been viewed more than 250,000 times and shared over 4,000 times on Facebook.

View the video.

A caption for the video, which is also on You Tube, reads: “Take a ride into America’s first Ultra Supercritical coal fired power plant at the AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company John W. Turk facility in Arkansas. Regulatory uncertainly has put on hold any plans to build more of these highly efficient and clean facilities to power America’s infrastructure despite the Turk plant’s unprecedented and proven technology innovations.”

The video is the most successful one ever released by the U.S. Chamber. It features views from various locations at the plant and includes comments from Energy Production Superintendent Andy Brannan and Coal Handler Paul Carver. The video crew even followed Carver to his home to visit with his family about the benefits of working at one of the cleanest coal plants in the nation.

“America, wake up!” one Facebook user commented after watching the video. “Businesses are the heartbeat of America. Here is a true business that has the answer to cheaper, clean, energy, but government is trying to restrict honest manufacturing. Don’t fall for false promises. Energy from USA is the best ( energy Independence ) and jobs.”

The video is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy campaign. A video crew spent an entire day filming the plant, from the coal pile to the turbine room floor.

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