List of power stations in Illinois

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Illinois Electricity Generation Sources [1]
Power generating stations in Illinois by type.

This is a list of electricity-generating power stations in Illinois.

Nuclear power[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating
units
2016 net generation
(MWh)
Reactor type Owner Opened
Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station Braidwood, Will County 41°14′38″N 88°13′44″W / 41.244°N 88.229°W / 41.244; -88.229 2,389 2 19,849,269[2] Pressurized water Exelon 1988[3]
Byron Nuclear Generating Station Ogle County 42°04′26″N 89°16′55″W / 42.074°N 89.282°W / 42.074; -89.282 2,347 2 19,600,248[2] Pressurized water Exelon 1985, 1987[4]
Clinton Nuclear Generating Station Clinton, De Witt County 40°10′19″N 88°50′06″W / 40.172°N 88.835°W / 40.172; -88.835 1,069 1 8,914,453[2] Boiling water AmerGen
(Exelon subsidiary)
1987[5]
Dresden Nuclear Power Plant Morris, Grundy County 41°23′20″N 88°16′08″W / 41.389°N 88.269°W / 41.389; -88.269 1,845 2 15,443,893[2] Boiling water Exelon 1970, 1971[6]
LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station LaSalle County 41°14′42″N 88°40′08″W / 41.245°N 88.669°W / 41.245; -88.669 2,320 2 19,144,080[2] Boiling water Exelon 1982, 1984[7]
Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station Cordova 41°43′34″N 90°18′36″W / 41.726°N 90.310°W / 41.726; -90.310 1,871 2 15,655,095[2] Boiling water Exelon 1973[8]

Wind[edit]

Name Location Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Turbines 2016 net generation
(MWh)
Operator Opened
AgriWind Project Tiskilwa 8.4 4 5,891[2] Exelon 2008[9]
Mendota Hills Wind Farm Paw Paw 52 82,357[2] Leeward Renewable Energy 2003[10]
Shady Oaks Compton 110 71 323,948[2] Liberty Power 2012[11]
Bishop Hill I Henry County 211 601,090[2] Invenergy 2012[12]
Bishop Hill II Henry County 81 50 282,278[2] Invenergy 2012[12]
Bishop Hill III Henry County 132 53 Invenergy 2018[13]
Brown County Wind Turbine Brown County 1.5 1 2,983[2] Adams Electric Cooperative 2014[14]
Minonk Wind Farm Minonk 200 100 636,089[2] Liberty Power 2012[15]
Crescent Ridge Wind Farm Bureau County 54 146,775[2] Leeward Renewable Energy 2005[10]
GSG Wind Farm Compton 80 198,797[2] Infigen Energy 2007
Camp Grove Wind Farm Camp Grove 150 100 405,676[2] Orion Renewables 2007[16]
California Ridge Champaign County 217 732,885[2] Invenergy 2012[12]
Twin Groves Wind Farm McLean County 198 120 EDP Renewables North America 2007[17]
Twin Groves Wind Farm II McLean County 198 120 EDP Renewables North America 2007[17]
Geneseo Geneseo 3 2 6,574[2] City of Geneseo 2009[18]
Grand Ridge Wind Farm Marseilles 111 732,885[2] Invenergy 2009
Pilot Hill Kankakee County, Iroquois County 175 573,434[2] EDF Energy 2015[19]
Kelly Creek Kankakee County, Ford County 184 92 82,646[2] EDF Energy 2016[20]
Providence Heights Wind Farm Bureau County 72 36 169,679[2] Iberdrola Renewables 2008[21]
EcoGrove Wind Farm Stephenson County 100 67 250,936[2] Acciona 2009[22]
Heartland Community College Normal 1.65 1 4,741[2] Heartland Community College 2012[23]
Pike County Wind Power Pike County 1.65 1 3,216[2] Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative 2005[24]
Rail Splitter Wind Farm Logan County, Tazewell County 100 67 280,646[2] EDP Renewables North America 2009[25]
Lee-Dekalb Wind Energy Center Lee County, DeKalb County 217 NextEra Energy Resources 2009
Radford’s Run Wind Farm Macon County 306 139 E.ON 2018[26]
Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm Livingston County 300 150 752,101[2] Iberdrola Renewables 2010[27]
Top Crop I Grundy County, LaSalle County 102 68 263,021[2] EDP Renewables North America 2009[28]
Top Crop II Grundy County, LaSalle County 198 132 489,941[2] EDP Renewables North America 2009[28]
White Oak Wind Farm McLean County 150 423,580[2] NextEra Energy Resources 2011[12]
Big Sky Wind Farm Bureau County, Lee County 240 114 522,333[2] EverPower 2011[29]
Green River Whiteside County, Lee County 140 Geronimo Energy[30]
Pioneer Trail Wind Farm Ford County, Iroquois County 150 94 429,410[2] E.ON 2011[31]
Settlers Trail Wind Farm Iroquois County 150 94 380,904[2] E.ON 2013[32]

Coal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating
units
2016 net generation
(MWh)
2016 GHG emissions
(metric tons)
Owner Opened
Duck Creek Power Station Canton 40°27′54″N 89°59′02″W / 40.465°N 89.984°W / 40.465; -89.984 441 1 2,101,065[2] 2,245,296[33] Dynegy
Powerton Station Pekin 40°32′28″N 89°40′48″W / 40.541°N 89.680°W / 40.541; -89.680 1,538 1 4,541,832[2] 5,289,941[34] NRG Energy 1972, 1975[35]
Waukegan Station Waukegan 42°22′55″N 87°48′50″W / 42.382°N 87.814°W / 42.382; -87.814 689 (coal/petroleum) 2 1,750,590[2] 1,824,644[36] NRG Energy
Will County Station Romeoville 41°37′59″N 88°03′43″W / 41.633°N 88.062°W / 41.633; -88.062 510 3 2,105,377[2] 2,215,838[37] NRG Energy 1963[38]
Coffeen Power Station Montgomery County 39°03′32.4″N 89°24′10.8″W / 39.059000°N 89.403000°W / 39.059000; -89.403000 900 1 4,600,295[2] 4,652,536[39] Dynegy
Newton Power Plant Jasper County 38°56′13″N 88°16′34″W / 38.937°N 88.276°W / 38.937; -88.276 1,151 1 3,320,361[2] 3,446,397[40] Dynegy
Electric Energy Inc. - Joppa Generating Station Joppa 37°12′32″N 88°51′29″W / 37.209°N 88.858°W / 37.209; -88.858 1014 coal, 91.8 natural gas 8 Electric Energy, Inc - Dynegy
SIPC – Lake of Egypt Marion 37°22′23″N 88°34′23″W / 37.373°N 88.573°W / 37.373; -88.573 400 Electric Energy, Inc / Southern Illinois Power Cooperative
Midwest Electric – Joppa Joppa 164 3 Electric Energy, Inc / Dynegy
E.D. Edwards Plant Bartonville 40°35′45″N 89°39′46″W / 40.5957°N 89.6628°W / 40.5957; -89.6628 749 1 2,805,607[2] 2,698,889[41] Dynegy
Baldwin Generating Center Baldwin 38°12′14″N 89°51′18″W / 38.204°N 89.855°W / 38.204; -89.855 1,806 1 9,779,274[2] 9,784,003[42] Dynegy
Havana Havana 40°16′52″N 90°04′41″W / 40.281°N 90.078°W / 40.281; -90.078 690 2,347,827[2] 2,898,822[43] Dynegy
Hennepin Hennepin 41°18′11″N 89°18′54″W / 41.303°N 89.315°W / 41.303; -89.315 301 1,580,338[44] Dynegy
Lake Springfield Springfield 39°45′18″N 89°36′07″W / 39.7551239°N 89.6019277°W / 39.7551239; -89.6019277 724 4 City Water, Light & Power 1968, 1972, 1978, 2009[45]
Prairie State Energy Campus Marissa 38°16′40″N 89°40′4″W / 38.27778°N 89.66778°W / 38.27778; -89.66778 1,600 2 10,587,579[2] 10,488,120[46] Prairie State Energy Campus 2012[47]

Natural gas[edit]

Plant Location Coordinates Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating
units
2016 net generation
(MWh)
2016 GHG emissions
(metric tons)
Operator Opened
Joliet Station Joliet 41°29′42″N 88°07′26″W / 41.495°N 88.124°W / 41.495; -88.124 1,326 3 652,682[2] 1,453,899[48] NRG Energy[49]
Grand Tower Power Station Grand Tower, Jackson County 37°39′29″N 89°30′40″W / 37.658°N 89.511°W / 37.658; -89.511 523 6 413,769[2] 195,267[50] Rockland Capital[51]
Elgin Energy Center Elgin 42°00′00″N 88°14′38″W / 42.000°N 88.244°W / 42.000; -88.244 484 8 231,282[2] Rockland Capital[52]
Gibson City Power Plant Gibson City 40°28′12″N 88°23′53″W / 40.470°N 88.398°W / 40.470; -88.398 228 4 113,401[2] 75,005[53] Rockland Capital[54]
Goose Creek Energy Center Piatt County 40°06′22″N 88°35′56″W / 40.106°N 88.599°W / 40.106; -88.599 432 6 27,657[2] 19,977[55] Ameren Illinois[56]
Rocky Road East Dundee 364 75,128[2] Dynegy
Kendall County Generation Facility Minooka 41°28′48″N 88°15′22″W / 41.480°N 88.256°W / 41.480; -88.256 1,256 7,195,291[2] 2,938,985[57] Dynegy
Cordova Energy Gas Plant Cordova 690 3 45,910[2] Cordova Energy Co LLC
Southeast Chicago Energy Project Chicago 352 8 39,778[2] 31,070[58] Exelon 2002[59]

Solar photovoltaic[edit]

Name Location Type Nameplate
capacity (MW)
2016 net generation
(MWh)
Acreage Operator Opened
Exelon City Solar Pullman, Chicago Crystalline silicon[60] 9 14,102[2] 41 Exelon 2010[61]
Geneseo Geneseo Crystalline silicon[60] 1.2 1,663[2] 5 City of Geneseo 2015[62]
Grand Ridge Solar Farm LaSalle County CIGS[60] 20 29,350[2] Invenergy 2012[12]
North Ninth Street Rochelle Crystalline silicon[60] 0.312 396[2] Rochelle Municipal Utilities 2014[63]
Rockford Solar Farm Rockford Crystalline silicon[60] 2.6 3,299[2] Rockford Solar Partners 2012[64]

Energy storage[edit]

Name Location Type Nameplate
capacity (MW)
2016 net generation
(MWh)
Operator Opened
Grand Ridge Energy Storage Marseilles Lithium iron phosphate battery[65] 31.5 -5,076[2] Invenergy 2015[12]
McHenry Storage Project McHenry County Lithium-ion battery[66] 40 149,060[2] EDF Energy 2015[67]
Elwood Energy Storage Center West Chicago Lithium iron phosphate battery[68] 19.8 -3,964[2] Renewable Energy Systems 2015[68]
Jake Energy Storage Center Joliet Lithium iron phosphate battery[68] 19.8 -3,410[2] Renewable Energy Systems 2015[68]

Proposed power stations[edit]

Name Location Type Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating
units
Operator Status
Blue Ridge Wind Farm Piatt County, McLean County, Champaign County Wind 200 44–63 Geronimo Energy Under construction[69]
Cardinal Point Wind McDonough County, Warren County Wind 150 Capital Power Corporation Expected operable March 2020[70]
McLean County Wind Energy Center McLean County Wind 250 100 Invenergy Expected to begin construction in 2018 or 2019[71]
Broadlands Douglas County Wind 200 58–75 EDP Renewables Expected operable by late 2019[72]
Bright Stalk Wind Farm McLean County Wind 200 58 EDP Renewables Expected operable by 2022[73]
McLean County Solar PV 6 Cypress Creek Renewables Application submitted[74]
Marshall County Solar PV 4 Trajectory Energy Partners Application submitted[75]
Macomb Solar PV 2 Sunrise Energy Ventures Construction expected to begin within 18 months[76]
Prairie State Solar Project Perry County Solar PV 99 Ranger Power Groundbreaking scheduled for late 2019[77]
Mendota Hills Lee County Wind 76 29 Leeward Renewable Energy Turbine replacement scheduled for completion December 2018[78]
HillTopper Logan County Wind 185 Enel Construction began April 2018[79]
Walnut Ridge Bureau County Wind 212 91–132 Berkshire Hathaway Energy Expected operable 2018[80]

Closed/Cancelled stations[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Type Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating
units
Owner Links Status
FutureGen Morgan County 39°49′23″N 90°33′58″W / 39.82306°N 90.56611°W / 39.82306; -90.56611 Coal 229 Cancelled in 2015
Hutsonville Power Station Crawford County 39°8′2.4″N 87°39′36″W / 39.134000°N 87.66000°W / 39.134000; -87.66000 Coal 151 2 Ameren [1] Closed in 2011
Meredosia Power Station Morgan County 39°49′23″N 90°34′01″W / 39.823°N 90.567°W / 39.823; -90.567 Coal/petroleum 513 4 Ameren [2] Closed in 2011
Wood River Alton 38°51′50″N 90°08′02″W / 38.864°N 90.134°W / 38.864; -90.134 Coal/natural gas 594 Dynegy Closed in 2016
Zion Zion 42°26′46″N 87°48′10″W / 42.4460578°N 87.8027112°W / 42.4460578; -87.8027112 Nuclear 2080 2 Exelon Closed 1998[81]

Notes[edit]

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