Located in Marissa, Illinois


Project Overview
  • Two-unit, 1629MW coal-fired generation facility
    • Supercritical power plant technology
    • Unit 1 (812MW) commercial operation in June 2012
    • Unit 2 (817MW) commercial operation in November 2012
    • Both units operating at higher than 800MW nameplate capabilities
  • Performance tests indicate units are operating more efficiently than expected (~1% better than contract guarantees)
State of the Art Environmental Controls
  • Feature Best Available Control Technology (“BACT”) and are fully compliant with environmental regulations
  • Specific controls include:
    • NOx controls, including selective catalytic reduction
    • Dry and wet electrostatic precipitators to eliminate 99.9% of particulates
    • Sulfur-dioxide scrubbers
    • Powdered-activated-carbon injection to remove 90% of mercury emissions
Fuel Supply Highlights
  • Pulverized coal from Lively Grove Mine in Illinois, adjacent to Prairie State
  • Prepaid and favorably priced coal supply for approximately 30 years (200 million tons)
  • Location of coal reserves and mine adjacent to coal-fired generation facility provides:
    • Favorable fuel access
    • Elimination of rail transportation risk
    • Favorable impact on transportation-related emissions
  • In case of mine closure for emergency repairs, 15 days of coal on hand at mine and 60 days at generating site
    • Rail access also accommodates coal purchased from third parties in event of extended mine disruption
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