Prairie State coal-fired plant receives final air permit

27 February 2008 – Developers of the Prairie State Energy Campus said that the review process for its air permit has successfully ended, making the permit “final and unappealable.” The process for the 1,600 MW supercritical coal-fueled power plant included rulings from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

The power plant, to be constructed by by Bechtel, will provide baseload electricity for several municipal power agencies. Units 1 and 2 are expected to be on line in 2011-2012.

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