2020 Trunk or Treat

2020 Trunk or Treat

This past Sunday, Prairie State hosted a socially-distanced trunk or treat for employees and their families. To ensure appropriately spaced arrival times, attendees interested in participating in the virtual costume contest had their photos taken at the event, and they were voted on through a Facebook contest. The winning costumes are shown in the photo above. Also during the event, attendees v… More
PPE Vending Machines

PPE Vending Machines

At Prairie State, personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines are in use at both the power plant and mine. Our vending machines are important to employee safety because they offer convenient and easy access to PPE and other high turning inventory. Our vendors take care of stocking the machines on a weekly basis. At the mine, PPE vending machines are located in the staging area for con… More
2021 Summer Internship Openings

2021 Summer Internship Openings

Prairie State’s 2021 summer internship openings have been posted! Our paid interns perform meaningful work across our energy campus to gain real-life experience in their field. Click here to see all open positions and apply! More
Providing Fire Safety At The Mine

Providing Fire Safety At The Mine

The mine’s fire brigade has seen many positive changes so far this year. Every other month, the members are training with their crew to practice firefighting. The priorities of this team are personal safety, fire suppression, fire containment, and asset preservation. In the unlikely event of a fire, they have fifteen minutes to mitigate the flame before regulators must be notified, which is w… More
Beneficial Reuse + Carbon Offsets

Beneficial Reuse + Carbon Offsets

Prairie State’s power plant has a generating capacity of just over 1,600 megawatts. To produce that much power, we must mine and burn coal—over 6.5 million tons per year. After the coal is burned, residual material is left behind, known as a coal combustion residual or CCR. While some of this material is placed in Near Field, a large amount of it is beneficially reused. Prairie State has be… More