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

Kiewit, MHI, And Sargent & Lundy Partner On Carbon-Capture Retrofit At Prairie State

Three companies which worked together on the first commercial & utility-scale carbon capture project in the U.S. are reuniting on another major effort intent on aiming for net-zero operations. Kiewit Engineering Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America and Sargent & Lundy are working under the direction of the Prairie Research Institute within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham… More
2019 Sustainability Program Recap

2019 Sustainability Program Recap

At Prairie State, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment. In pursuit of a robust sustainability program, we offset carbon dioxide, beneficially reuse coal combustion materials, and support our campus-wide recycling program. Take a look at some of our 2019 sustainability highlights, and click here to learn more. More
Our Values

Our Values

At Prairie State, we hold 4 values at the center of our operations. Keeping in mind sustainability, safety, accountability, and teamwork, we strive towards our vision of being the best coal mine and coal-fired power plant in the United States. Visit https://bit.ly/2sLgMYk for more information. More
Single-Stream Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling

One piece of Prairie State’s broader sustainability program includes campus recycling. Every person’s actions have an impact, and we encourage our employees to incorporate recycling into their daily work habits. In 2019, Prairie State employees gave new life to more than 124,000 pounds of materials through single-stream recycling. This method of recycling collects various materials,… More