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2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

February 24, 2015 Read More →
Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 Read More →
Report- Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity

Report- Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity

Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity (pdf) Updated 3/11/2014

February 20, 2014 Read More →
Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf).

August 29, 2012 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Media advisory: Prairie State coal plant continues to fail; Public backlash in Kentucky and Illinois

Media advisory: Prairie State coal plant continues to fail; Public backlash in Kentucky and Illinois

High Electricity Rates and Long-Term Debt Associated With Peabody Energy Project Are Seen as Crippling to Local Economies PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 26, 2014 — A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) shows the Prairie State Energy Campus continuing to fall short of the pitch made by Peabody Energy when it […]

September 26, 2014 Read More →
Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 Read More →
Illinois customers file lawsuit against Prairie State coal plant over power costs

Illinois customers file lawsuit against Prairie State coal plant over power costs

By Matthew Bandyk, SNL Financial – “The 1,600-­MW Prairie State Energy Campus, one of the last coal-­fired plants built before federal greenhouse gas regulations made such projects difficult to pursue, is the target of a class action lawsuit alleging that the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, one of Prairie State’s co-­owners, and various consultants misrepresented the […]

August 20, 2014 Read More →
Report- Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity

Report- Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity

Overpriced power: Why Batavia is paying so much for electricity (pdf) Updated 3/11/2014

February 20, 2014 Read More →
Prairie State deal deserves to be investigated

Prairie State deal deserves to be investigated

CLEVELAND, OH – “Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal company, promised 217 municipalities and 17 electric membership cooperatives in the Midwest a source of low-cost, stable electricity in return for bearing the financial risk of building the Prairie State coal-fired power plant.   The plant, in Southern Illinois fully connected to the grid less than a […]

September 19, 2013 Read More →
Midwest coal plant expensive for cities, utilities-report

Midwest coal plant expensive for cities, utilities-report

NEW YORK, NY — “The Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt power station under construction near Marissa, Illinois, is way over budget and has yet to produce low-cost electricity for those cities and cooperatives that bought into the project, the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said. …‘Far from being a […]

August 30, 2012 Read More →
Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf).

August 29, 2012 Read More →

PRAIRIE STATE ARTICLE ARCHIVES (2010 to 2012)

Clean coal dream a costly nightmare, Chicago Tribune, July 2010 Prairie State coal-fired plant to cap costs, Chicago Tribune, July 2010 Consumers paying for cleaner coal, Chicago Tribune, November 2011 Cities on hook for power plant’s costs, Columbus Dispatch, April 2012 Critics skeptical of coal ash storage site, Sunday Sentinel, April 2012 New delay hits […]

August 1, 2012 Read More →