Energy Solutions

NEARLY 7 MILLION TONS of coal mined annually.

1,600 MEGAWATTS
of power.

PROVIDING
2.5
MILLION

families with electricity every day.

$785
MILLION

in economic activity contributed annually.

$1 BILLION
invested in the Best Available Control Technology (BACT).

Powerful Performance

Coal-fueled electricity with less emissions.

COAL MINE

  • Prairie State's Lively Grove coal mine mines a part of the Herrin 6 seam. The coal mine is the only source of coal for the campus and will mine nearly 7 million tons each year.
  • Continuous mining methods are employed using room and pillar methods.
  • Prairie State significantly reduces its carbon footprint by transporting coal from Lively Grove mine to our adjacent power plant instead of by rail from the Powder River Basin.