EmberClear Proposes 1.1 GW Gas Plant in Illinois

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By Editors of Power Engineering

EmberClear Corp. has unveiled plans for a gas-fired power plant to be constructed near Pawnee. If approved, construction would begin next year with production starting in the summer of 2021.

The proposal is seeking an expansion of enterprise zone tax breaks near the site, though it’s only one step in the process, said John Kinnamon, vice president of the Midwest Region for EmberClear told the State Journal-Register.

"The enterprise zone is just a start. It by no means makes the project a certainty," he said. "There are a whole lot of things that have to happen before we get to that point."

The company has scheduled an open house on the project, which was requested by county officials, for next Tuesday.

EmberClear, once a publically-trade Canadian company, filed for bankruptcy last year and agreed to “wind down” operations and transfer the remaining assets to Ember Partners of Houston.

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