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Unit 2 of the Bechtel-Built Prairie State Energy Campus Power Plant Goes Live

FREDERICK, Maryland - November 2, 2012

Unit 2 of Prairie State Energy Campus's 1600-megawatt power plant went live today, producing commercial power for its nine owners and their 2.5 million customers. Unit 2 is now under the control of the Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) team, a significant milestone in the process of completing the largest coal-fueled power plant built in the U.S. in the last 30 years. Beginning November 3, 2012, all 1,600 megawatts of PSEC power will be scheduled by the PSEC owners for the benefit of and use by its municipal and electric cooperative customer/members, from Missouri to West Virginia. More on the announcement can be found here.

 

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