We Power Tomorrow

The energy industry is evolving fast—and so are we. Learn how we’re making sure our member communities have access to reliable, sustainable energy for decades to come.

The Prairie State Energy Campus is setting a new standard for clean coal production. Our state-of-the-art energy campus uses modern technology to produce cleaner, baseload electricity for our member communities. That’s because we’re owned by non-profit municipal utilities and electric cooperatives, so our mission isn’t to serve shareholders—it’s to create a sustainable, secure energy future for the millions of families we serve.

Learn more about our mission and our commitment to environmental initiatives, or contact us today.

The Power of Technology

Coal plays a vital role as an important source of baseload energy in our country. But these days, improvements in technology have helped to make it a cleaner, safer way of producing power.

Discover how Prairie State puts cutting-edge technology to work at our campus.

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Fast Facts on Prairie State

6.5 Million Tons

Coal produced by adjacent underground coal mine annually

2.5 Million

Families provided with electricity every day

1,600 Megawatts

Power produced by two 800-megawatt units

Over $22 Billion

Regional economic impact over the next 30 years

$1 Billion

Invested in environmental controls with the Best Available Control Technology (BACT)


Want to learn more about how Prairie State is leading our industry?

Read our annual reports, available online.

Energize Your Career

At its core, our mission is to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to our member communities. But we couldn’t do it without our people. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that empowers you to have a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

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Latest News

Prairie State Mine Receives Award

Following yesterday’s Illinois State Mine Rescue Competition, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine received an award for the for having the lowest incident rate for a Division I mine in the state of Illinois. The award was issued by the Illinois …
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Mining intern Brycen Dhom has spent his summer at Prairie State working with mine technicians on electrical components and communication systems. Dhom has learned about and worked with transformers, vacuum breakers, variable frequency drives, and …
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Intern Check-In: Brycen Dhom