Explore the people, events and new innovations making news at the Prairie State Energy Campus.

July 22, 2014

Energy Learning Exchange Tour

A group of middle and high school teachers, enrolled in the Energy Learning Exchange (ELE) program, toured the underground mine and power plant at Prairie State today. The program is designed to help teachers understand major principles of energy with real-world applications. Teachers will utilize the knowledge gained during today's tour to develop and submit energy lesson plans that will be available for teachers statewide.

Illinois State University led the creation of one of eight statewide ELEs which has been developed from a public-private partnership of universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, companies, labor unions, and other public and private organizations and individuals. The mission is to further Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning, preparing students for career pathways in energy and provide Illinois companies with a superior energy workforce. Prairie State was thrilled to host this group of educators!

Click here for more information about the Energy Learning Exchange.


July 16, 2014

Safety Training

Members of the PSGC Power Plant Emergency Rescue Team (ERT) recently attended confined space rescue training in Louisiana. During the 12-day training course, the team expanded their skills through practical application with certified emergency response instructors. The PSGC team continues to build upon a first-class safety culture.

In the photo above, PSGC employee Jeff Miller practices rescuing teammate, Mike Frey, from a confined space.