2019 VPPPA National Conference

2019 VPPPA National Conference

At the end of August, a group of Prairie State employees attended the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) National Conference in New Orleans. These conferences help our employees in the pursuit of achieving VPP Star site status, and we appreciate their commitment to safety. More
Lively Grove Mine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lively Grove Mine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In August, our Lively Grove Mine celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first coal cut from the mine. On that day, they raised this flag to celebrate their recent CORESafety certification. We are proud of our mine employees’ achievements, and we thank them for their commitment to the Prairie State team. More

Embracing Electric Vehicles on our Campus

As one of the newest coal-fired generation facilities in the country, we have the unique opportunity to be a new face for coal and set the standard for the future; that’s why we focus on sustainable business practices. We strive to reduce or offset our emissions wherever possible, and we work hard to continuously reduce our impact on the environment. One way we offset carbon emissions is by u… More
Mine Rescue Team Receives Award

Mine Rescue Team Receives Award

Last week, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine was recognized for having the lowest incident rate of a Division I mine in the state of Illinois. This honor was awarded at the annual state mine rescue contest, which hosted teams from Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. Congratulations to the entire Lively Grove team and thank you for your commitment to safety! More
Mechanical Maintenance Crew

Mechanical Maintenance Crew

The mechanical maintenance crew is tasked with maintaining equipment to increase reliability, ensuring that any piece of equipment is available for operation when needed. This work can include greasing equipment, completing oil changes, and pulling oil samples, which allows them to find any contaminants and predict impending failures. This crew is also responsible for repairing mechanical failu… More