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 active electricity-generating power stations in Illinois.

Nuclear power[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Generating Units Reactor Type Owner
Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station Braidwood, Illinois, Will County, Illinois 41°14′38″N 88°13′44″W / 41.244°N 88.229°W / 41.244; -88.229 2,500 2 Pressurized water Exelon
Byron Nuclear Generating Station Ogle County, Illinois 42°04′26″N 89°16′55″W / 42.074°N 89.282°W / 42.074; -89.282 2,452 2 Pressurized water Exelon
Clinton Nuclear Generating Station Clinton, Illinois, De Witt County, Illinois 40°10′19″N 88°50′06″W / 40.172°N 88.835°W / 40.172; -88.835 1,098 1 Boiling water AmerGen
(Exelon subsidiary)
Dresden Nuclear Power Plant Morris, Illinois, Grundy County, Illinois 41°23′20″N 88°16′08″W / 41.389°N 88.269°W / 41.389; -88.269 1,885 2 Boiling water Exelon
LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station La Salle County, Illinois 41°14′42″N 88°40′08″W / 41.245°N 88.669°W / 41.245; -88.669 2,234 2 Boiling water Exelon
Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station Cordova, Illinois 41°43′34″N 90°18′36″W / 41.726°N 90.310°W / 41.726; -90.310 1,880 2 Boiling water Exelon

Wind power[edit]

Name Location Nameplate
capacity (MW)
Operator Year opened
Mendota Hills Wind Farm Paw Paw, Illinois 52 Infigen Energy 2003
Shady Oaks Compton, Illinois 110 Algonquin Power & Utilities 2012
Bishop Hill Wind Farm Bishop Hill, Illinois 211 Invenergy 2012
Minonk Wind Farm Minonk, Illinois 200 Algonquin Power & Utilities 2012
Crescent Ridge Wind Farm Bureau County, Illinois 54 Infigen Energy 2005
GSG Wind Farm Compton, Illinois 80 Infigen Energy 2007
Camp Grove Wind Farm Camp Grove, Illinois 150 Orion Renewables 2012
California Ridge Wind Farm Champaign County, Illinois 217 Invenergy 2012
Twin Groves Wind Farm McLean County, Illinois 150 EDP Renewables North America 2008
Grand Ridge Wind Farm Marseilles, Illinois 111 Invenergy 2009
Providence Heights Wind Farm Bureau County, Illinois 72 Iberdrola Renewables 2008
EcoGrove Wind Farm Stephenson County, Illinois 100 Acciona 2009
Rail Splitter Wind Farm Logan, Tazewell Counties 100 EDP Renewables North America 2009
Lee-Dekalb Wind Energy Center Lee, DeKalb counties 217 NextEra Energy Resources 2009
Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm Livingston County, Illinois 300 Iberdrola Renewables 2010
Top Crop Wind Farm Grundy, Livingston, LaSalle Counties 300 EDP Renewables North America 2009
White Oak Wind Farm McLean County, Illinois 150 NextEra Energy Resources 2011
Big Sky Wind Farm Bureau and Lee Counties 240 everpower 2011
Pioneer Trail Wind Farm Ford and Iroquois Counties 150 E.ON 2011

Coal/gas[edit]

Plant Location Coordinates Type Owner Links
Duck Creek Power Station 17751 North Cilco Rd., Canton, IL 61520 40°27′54″N 89°59′02″W / 40.465°N 89.984°W / 40.465; -89.984 1 unit, 441 MW. Coal Dynegy []
Joliet Station 1800 Channahon Rd., Joliet, IL 60436 41°29′42″N 88°07′26″W / 41.495°N 88.124°W / 41.495; -88.124 3 units, 1,358 MW. Coal + Natural gas NRG Energy [1]
Powerton Station 13082 East Manito Rd., Pekin, IL 61554 40°32′28″N 89°40′48″W / 40.541°N 89.680°W / 40.541; -89.680 2 units, 1,538 MW. Coal + Natural gas NRG Energy [2]
Waukegan Station 401 E. Greenwood Ave., Waukegan, IL 60087 42°22′55″N 87°48′50″W / 42.382°N 87.814°W / 42.382; -87.814 2 units, 689 MW. Coal + Natural gas + Diesel NRG Energy [3]
Will County Station 529 E. 135TH St., Romeoville, IL 60446 41°37′59″N 88°03′43″W / 41.633°N 88.062°W / 41.633; -88.062 4 units, 1,092 MW. Coal. NRG Energy [4]
Coffeen Power Station Montgomery County, Illinois 39°03′32″N 89°24′11″W / 39.059°N 89.403°W / 39.059; -89.403 2 units, 900 MW. Coal [[Dynegy]
Hutsonville Power Station--CLOSED Crawford County, Illinois 39°08′02″N 87°39′36″W / 39.134°N 87.660°W / 39.134; -87.660 2 units, 156 MW. Coal AmerenEnergy Generating Company [5]
Meredosia Power Station - -CLOSED Morgan County, Illinois 39°49′23″N 90°34′01″W / 39.823°N 90.567°W / 39.823; -90.567 4 units total, 513 MW. 3 Coal, 1 oil AmerenEnergy Generating Company [6]
Newton Power Plant Jasper County, Illinois 38°56′13″N 88°16′34″W / 38.937°N 88.276°W / 38.937; -88.276 2 units, 1,151 MW. coal [Dynegy]
Grand Tower Power Station Grand Tower, Illinois, Jackson County, Illinois 37°39′29″N 89°30′40″W / 37.658°N 89.511°W / 37.658; -89.511 2 CTG units, 516 MW. Former coal now Natural gas. Rockland Capital [7]
Elgin Energy Center Elgin, Illinois 42°00′00″N 88°14′38″W / 42.000°N 88.244°W / 42.000; -88.244 452 MW. Natural gas Rockland Capital Links
Gibson City Power Plant 545 N. Jordan Dr.
Gibson City, Illinois
40°28′12″N 88°23′53″W / 40.470°N 88.398°W / 40.470; -88.398 232 MW. Natural gas Rockland Capital Links
Goose Creek Energy Center Piatt County, Illinois 40°06′22″N 88°35′56″W / 40.106°N 88.599°W / 40.106; -88.599 Combustion Turbines (CTG) Natural Gas AmerenUE Links
Electric Energy Inc. - Joppa Generating Station 2100 Portland Road
Joppa, Illinois
37°12′32″N 88°51′29″W / 37.209°N 88.858°W / 37.209; -88.858 1014 MW. Coal(6 units) 91.8 MW (CTG) Natural Gas (2 units) Electric Energy, Inc - Dynegy Links
SIPC – Lake of Egypt 11543Lake of Egypt Road
Marion, Illinois
37°22′23″N 88°34′23″W / 37.373°N 88.573°W / 37.373; -88.573 400 MW: coal - lower mercury sourced in IL, boiler unit using area mine waste Electric Energy, Inc / Southern Illinois Power Cooperative [8]
Midwest Electric – Joppa 2200 Portland Road
Joppa, Illinois
164 MW. Combustion Turbines (CTG) Natural Gas (3 units) Electric Energy, Inc / [Dynegy]
E.D. Edwards Plant 7800 South Cilco Ln., Bartonville, IL 61607 40°35′45″N 89°39′46″W / 40.5957°N 89.6628°W / 40.5957; -89.6628 3 units, 749 MW. Coal Dynegy Links
Rocky Road East Dundee, Illinois 364 MW. Gas Peaking Dynegy Links
Baldwin Generating Center Baldwin, Illinois 38°12′14″N 89°51′18″W / 38.204°N 89.855°W / 38.204; -89.855 1,806 MW. Coal Baseload Dynegy Links
Havana Havana, Illinois 40°16′52″N 90°04′41″W / 40.281°N 90.078°W / 40.281; -90.078 690 MW. Oil/Coal Dynegy Links
Hennepin Hennepin, Illinois 41°18′11″N 89°18′54″W / 41.303°N 89.315°W / 41.303; -89.315 301 MW. Coal Dynegy Links
Tilton Tilton, Illinois 40°06′22″N 87°39′14″W / 40.106°N 87.654°W / 40.106; -87.654 188 MW. Gas Peaking Dynegy Links
Wood River Alton, Illinois 38°51′50″N 90°08′02″W / 38.864°N 90.134°W / 38.864; -90.134 594 MW. Gas/Coal Dynegy
Lake Springfield Springfield, Illinois 723 MW. Coal City Water, Light & Power Links
Kendall County Generation Facility Minooka, Illinois 41°28′48″N 88°15′22″W / 41.480°N 88.256°W / 41.480; -88.256 1256 MW Natural Gas Dynegy Links
Cordova Energy Gas Plant Cordova, Illinois 3 units, 690 MW Natural Gas Cordova Energy Co LLC http://globalenergyobservatory.org/geoid/2772

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [www.eia.gov U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, February 2017]

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