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).
HOME TOWN PRIDE
We're proud to contribute to the growth of our community.
Prairie State is a proud member of Washington County, Illinois, a county of 10,000 people an hour south of St. Louis. It sits in the West Washington County School District, and students living near the campus attend Okawville schools. Prairie State worked with the West Washington County School District throughout its development and is thrilled to see the district build several new buildings to benefit its students.
Prairie State is part of Lively Grove township within Washington County, and our coal mine adopted our township's name for our mine. While Prairie State is located in Washington County, it sits at the corner of St. Clair County and Randolph County as well. One of our coal combustion residual monofills is located 12 miles south of the campus in Randolph County, Jordan Grove.