Intern Update: Chandler Rhodes

Intern Update: Chandler Rhodes

Plant Maintenance Intern, Chandler Rhodes, has spent his summer at Prairie State replacing valves, probes, and conduit. His duties typically vary from day to day. Many of his projects include replacing large valves and working with limestone. One of his favorite tasks was to replace oxygen probes on the boiler. He has also replaced conduit and run new wire. Every project he has been involved wi… More
Intern Update: Mary Kathryn Deister

Intern Update: Mary Kathryn Deister

Mine Engineering Intern, Mary Kathryn Deister, has spent her summer at Prairie State completing time studies and analyzing data. These time studies include testing how long it takes to cut the coal, wait for a ram car, and load a ram car, along with any clean up or delay that might occur. These are important to determine the possibility of decreasing unproductive time or increasing production. … More
Intern Update: Noel Short

Intern Update: Noel Short

Mine Operations Intern, Noel Short, has spent her summer at Prairie State shadowing various aspects of mine operations. Some of the different groups Noel has learned from include the belts crew, mine managers, and safety and compliance. She also helped to complete a ventilation survey in her first few weeks. The goal of this survey was to assess the current ventilation in the mine and determine… More
Intern Update: Chance Nuernberger

Intern Update: Chance Nuernberger

Plant Maintenance Intern, Chance Nuernberger, has spent his summer at Prairie State working with electrical and mechanical maintenance technicians. A typical day for Chance includes working with one employee on whichever job duties they are assigned for that day. One project was replacing conduit by the vacuum drums and running wire through the conduit. This task was completed within the week. … More
2021 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Pictured above, left to right: Abby Vollmar, Lucy Sheeley, Caroline Slade, Chloe Smith, AnnaLee Keller Last week, Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) awarded five $1,000 scholarships to children of PSGC employees through its annual scholarship program. The recipients were AnnaLee Keller, Lucy Sheeley, Caroline Slade, Chloe Smith, and Abby Vollmar. The five were chosen from a field of app… More