The Cutting Edge of Clean Energy
Can coal really be clean? It’s a fair question, and it’s actually at the heart of what we do. When we built the Prairie State Energy Campus, we did so with a commitment to environmental protections. Prairie State uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure we operate as one of the cleanest power plants of our kind.
How It Works
So what makes Prairie State one of the cleanest coal-fueled plants in the country? Simply put, we use pulverized coal technology, which grinds the coal to the consistency of talcum powder before it’s used as fuel to heat the boiler that produces steam. It’s this steam that drives that turbine powering our electrical generator, sending electricity throughout the grid to the people we serve.
Five other technologies are in place to ensure the electricity we generate is clean.
- Nitrogen Oxide Controls
- Selective Catalytic Reduction
- Dry Electrostatic Precipitators
- Sulfur Dioxide Scrubbers
- Wet Electrostatic Precipitators
We provide cleaner energy with cutting-edge emissions control technology.