NEARLY 7 MILLION TONS of coal mined annually.
families with electricity every day.
in economic activity contributed annually.
invested in the Best Available Control Technology (BACT).
Coal-fueled electricity with less emissions.
- 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.