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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

High Prairie State Energy Costs Spur Planned Lawsuit

High Prairie State Energy Costs Spur Planned Lawsuit

by Yvette Shields, Bond Buyer – CHICAGO — “Ratepayers from a Chicago suburb plan to file a lawsuit as soon as Tuesday seeking compensation for steep energy rate hikes they’ve paid due to cost overruns at the bond-financed Prairie State Energy Campus. Public utilities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio issued $4.5 billion of […]

August 18, 2014 Read More →
Equipment malfunction causes damage to Prairie State plant

Equipment malfunction causes damage to Prairie State plant

By Andrew Denney, Columbia Daily Tribune – COLUMBIA, MO –  “The Prairie State Energy Campus in southern Illinois, one of the coal-fired plants from which the Columbia Water and Light Department buys energy, was damaged over this past weekend when a rupture disk for a pressure release system blew off and knocked a large hole […]

May 29, 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 →
Cities ask Ohio AG to investigate Prairie State Energy Campus

Cities ask Ohio AG to investigate Prairie State Energy Campus

CHICAGO, IL — “— A group of four city council members, including one from Cleveland, have asked the Ohio Attorney General to launch an investigation into the controversial bond-financed Prairie State Energy Campus that opened last year after cost overruns and delays. …Ohio-based American Municipal Power, which has a 23% interest in the coal-fired plant, and […]

April 4, 2013 Read More →
A Late Bet on Coal May Not Pay Off

A Late Bet on Coal May Not Pay Off

NEW YORK, NY — The Prairie State Energy Campus, a vast new coal-fired power plant and mine that is now approaching completion in downstate Illinois is likely to be one of the last of its kind in this country, given that new Environmental Protection Agency regulations bar plants that put out as much carbon dioxide […]

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 →