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PSEC - Prairie State Energy Campus

Quick Facts

  • Largest Coal-Fired Plant under construction in the United States.
  • Structural Steel – 42,000 tons, about half of the steel tonnage of the Sears Tower in
    Chicago, Illinois.
  • Electrical Cable – 1,200 miles – enough to stretch from St. Louis, Missouri to El Paso, Texas.
  • Piping – 120 miles, enough to stretch from the plant site to Springfield, Illinois.
  • It takes one pound of Illinois coal to produce enough electricity to run your TV for 5 hours.
  • Concrete – 165,000 cubic yards, enough to fill more than 50 Olympic-sized
     swimming pools
.
  • The stack is 700' tall that is 70' taller than the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2,300 workers will be employed to build the plant.
  • 1,600 megawatts of power- Enough to serve 1.7 million homes across nine states.



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