June 20, 2014
PSGC Power Plant Update 06/20/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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: www.prairiestateenergycampus.com.
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