Prairie State Coal Plant

Class-action suit filed over costly electricity plant partly owned by AMP
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Class-action suit filed over costly electricity plant partly owned by AMP

BATAVIA, ILL — “The lawsuit, filed yesterday in Illinois, seeks what is likely more than $100 million in damages because electricity from Prairie State Energy Campus is more expensive than was disclosed when government-owned electric utilities invested in the plant. They are suing the Indiana Municipal Power Agency and related consultants, […]

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Citizens for a Livable Future discuss Prairie State coal plant

BOWLING GREEN — “In 2007 the city of Bowling Green contracted with Amp-Ohio, a wholesale power supplier with involvement in a coal generation plant in Illinois known as Prairie State – with the goal of providing long term electric price stability in a volatile energy market. The group, Citizens for […]

Power debate in BG still charged
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Power debate in BG still charged

BOWLING GREEN — “Members of Citizens for a Livable Future have consistently voiced concerns about the Prairie State campus, with whom Bowling Green has a nearly 50-year contract through American Municipal Power, at recent meetings, saying that the contract could cost power customers $48 to $54 million more over the […]

Damage from accident at Prairie State coal plant.  By BlairPhotoEVV.
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Delay in disclosure of accident at Prairie State

CLEVELAND — During the Painesville City Council meeting on Monday night, Councilman Andrew Flock called the city’s attention to the accident that occurred at the Prairie State coal plant on May 24th, and questioned whether American Municipal Power (AMP ) has been transparent in its dealings with the city. Councilman […]

The gigantic Prairie State power plant in the southern Illinois village of Marissa was erected in 2012 at the mouth of a coal mine by a consortium of municipal utilities from several states. E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune
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Obama to target power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions

CHICAGO, IL — “For the gigantic Prairie State plant in the southern Illinois village of Marissa, however, coal is all there is. The largest coal plant built in the United States in the last three decades, Prairie State was erected in 2012 at the mouth of a coal mine by […]

A Cleveland Public Power lineman works on a power line on East 118th Street in Cleveland. (Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)
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Malfunction at Illinois coal plant could affect Cleveland Public Power customers

CLEVELAND — “A controversial coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois, partially owned by Cleveland Public Power, was damaged last weekend by yet another equipment malfunction that likely will take a portion of the summer to repair. …The power plant has been a source of controversy since its inception, when the city […]

A hole in the roof of the Prairie State Coal Plant. photo: John Blair, Valley Watch
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Generator shut at troubled Prairie State power plant

MARISSA, IL — “An accident has knocked out one of two generating units at a southern Illinois power plant that serves dozens of communities in Ohio. Managers of Prairie State Energy Campus said yesterday that the unit is offline because a water-storage tank overflowed on Saturday, leading to the release […]

Prairie State Coal Campus gets new leader
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Prairie State Coal Campus gets new leader

CHICAGO — “The head of the company that operates a controversial, largely municipal bond-financed Midwestern coal plant has resigned and a national search for a replacement is planned. Until a replacement is found for Peter DeQuattro, who was president and chief executive officer, the Prairie State Generating Company tapped its […]

Peter DeQuattro served as President and CEO of Prairie State Energy Campus since May 2008.
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Prairie State coal plant CEO resigns abruptly

CLEVELAND — Last Friday, May 16th, Peter DeQuattro abruptly resigned as CEO of the Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) after six years of service.  His resignation was effective immediately.  While a permanent replacement has not been found, Duncan Kincheloe, the former Chair of the PSGC board will serve as interim […]

BG stands by energy policy despite ongoing criticism
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BG stands by energy policy despite ongoing criticism

BOWLING GREEN — “The ongoing debate over the city of Bowling Green’s contract with an Illinois power facility continued Monday. Neocles Leontis, a member of the local group Citizens for a Livable Future, addressed statements offered by Mayor Dick Edwards and City Council at a meeting earlier this month. …Reading […]