Ribbon Cutting Held At Prairie State

On March 19, Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) celebrated an important campus milestone—a ribbon cutting at its Lively Grove North mine facility.

Many PSGC Board Members, local officials, legislators, local building trades representatives, and PSGC employees were in attendance. This ribbon cutting marked the completion of a project commissioned back in 2020 to install air ventilation fans and a secondary access for our mine. Having this facility will enable Prairie State to ensure continued safe working conditions for employees and operational efficiency as we mine the northern end of our existing coal reserves.

PSGC’s mission is to provide value to our owners and the millions of families they serve through the safe and sustainable production of electric power. PSGC’s nine not-for-profit owners are comprised of municipal electric systems and rural electric cooperatives across Illinois and 7 other Midwestern states. For decades, these small town municipal electric systems and rural electric cooperatives have been working to bring prosperity and economic development opportunities to their regions by providing affordable and reliable electric power. Prairie State seeks to uphold these same principles on behalf of its owners, while also spurring economic development in southern Illinois.

Randy Short, President & CEO of PSGC, thanked everyone who made this project possible, saying, “Prosperity always requires partnership, which is why the public power model has been so successful. The successful completion of this project is yet another great display of partnership—partnership between PSGC owners, local officials, legislators, local building trades, neighbors, and PSGC employees. None of this would have been possible without all these groups working together.”

Pictured Above (Left to Right): Rich Meyer (PSGC Project Lead), Pam Sullivan (PSGC Board Chair and COO of American Municipal Power), Randy Short (CEO of PSGC) and Dan Stockon (PSGC Project Lead)