MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2017
On October 20, 2017, a small fire was controlled and extinguished within the Prairie State Generating Company’s (PSGC) power plant. No injuries occurred as a result of this fire. PSGC is thoroughly inspecting the area. There was no impact on production.
Personnel responded immediately and extinguished the fire. However, PSGC made a call to local fire protection as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all personnel on site.
PSGC sincerely appreciates the prompt response from local first responders and the Lenzberg, Marissa, New Athens, St. Libory, and Tilden fire departments.
Located in Washington County, Illinois, the Prairie State Energy Campus is a technologically-advanced electric generation facility utilizing domestic Illinois coal resources from its adjacent underground mine to power its 1600 megawatt power plant. Since 2012, Prairie State has been providing baseload electricity on behalf of its Owners to more than 2.5 million families across the Midwest.
Contact: Alyssa Harre
Director, Public Relations & Government Affairs