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June 23, 2014

Coal Education Conference Tour

Each year educators from across the state attend the Annual Coal Education Conference at the Rend Lake Resort in Whittington, Illinois. The goal of the conference is to give teachers the knowledge and learning tools to incorporate first-hand information concerning coal mining to electric power generation, as well as other uses of coal into their energy lesson plans. After participating in the conference, teachers have overwhelmingly agreed that they have gained a greater understanding of and respect for this abundant mineral and the industry's economic impact on mining regions of the state.

During the four-day conference, participants take one day to tour a surface mine, an underground mine and a power plant that burns Illinois coal using clean coal technology. Prairie State was thrilled to welcome two groups of teachers from the conference to campus for an underground mine and power plant tour.

Pictured above are the Coal Education Conference participants before their underground mine tour at Prairie State.


June 20, 2014

PSGC Power Plant Update 06/20/2014

June 20, 2014

PSGC Power Plant Update

MARISSA, IL – The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) announced today that Unit 2 of its power plant is back online and is producing base-load power for its nine Owners. The PSGC power plant team remains committed to improving reliability and returned Unit 2 to service today, June 20, ahead of schedule. PSGC’s power plant is comprised of two 800-MW units. Unit 1 is online and has been producing power throughout the Unit 2 maintenance outage.

“Our team safely exceeded an aggressive schedule to bring Unit 2 back online,” said Duncan Kincheloe, PSGC’s interim CEO and President. “The power plant’s summer readiness plan is on track, putting Prairie State in a good position to meet the increased energy demands of our member-owners in the coming months.”

Located in Washington County, Illinois, the Prairie State Energy Campus is technologically-advanced electric generation facility, utilizing domestic Illinois coal resources to power its 1600 MW power plant. Prairie State’s owners, which represent 10 percent of public power, invested more than $1 billion in environmental emissions control equipment, placing Prairie State’s power plant among the top 10 cleanest plants in the nation. For more information, please visit our website:


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