NERC Compliance & Cybersecurity

NERC Compliance & Cybersecurity

At our power plant, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requires controls be put in place to maintain cybersecurity. NERC has 13 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards that range from physical protections to electronic protections. According to Mark Jones, Engineering Supervisor, Prairie State‚Äôs power plant goes above and beyond most of these requirements. ‚… More
Mine Rescue Team

Mine Rescue Team

Pictured above, left to right: Mike Alms, Dan Meier, Loretta Fondaw, Raul Guillermo, Jacob Montgomery, Travis Schaeffer, Marcus Tso, Dan Wiedwilt, Mark Baue, and Paul Dunk. The mine rescue team plays an important role in disaster preparedness at Prairie State‚Äôs Lively Grove Mine. According to Mark Baue, ‚ÄúThe main goal of this team is to act quickly and safely, protecting our people and asse… More
6th Annual PSGC Golf Outing

6th Annual PSGC Golf Outing

In June, Prairie State hosted its 6th Annual Employee Golf Outing and Scholarship Fundraiser at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course. Employees enjoyed an afternoon of golf, and raised $7,000 for Prairie State‚Äôs Scholarship Program. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thanks to all who made this year’s golf outing a success! More
Prairie State’s Mine Rescue Team Competes in Alabama Contest

Prairie State’s Mine Rescue Team Competes in Alabama Contest

In May, Prairie State‚Äôs Lively Grove Mine Rescue Team competed in the 43rd annual Alabama State mine rescue contest. This was a two-day mine rescue contest held at Bevill State Community College in Summinton, Alabama. Trophies were given for the top three places in the preshift, first aid, and bench contests. Out of seven teams, the Lively Grove Mine Rescue Team placed fourth overall.   … More
Prairie State Named Premier Blood Partner

Prairie State Named Premier Blood Partner

Prairie State is pleased to share that our first blood drive of the year resulted in 68 units donated. The generosity of all employee volunteers has resulted in Prairie State being named a Premier Blood Partner by the American Red Cross. The Premier Blood Partners program is designed exclusively for top blood drive partners, and it is meant to recognize the tireless efforts contributed to the c… More