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The Prairie State Energy Campus is a 1,600 megawatt (MW) super critical coal-fired mine mouth power plant consisting of two 800 MW units.  NIMPA owns a 7.6% undivided interest, representing approximately 120 MW, of the plant.  Unit 1 of Prairie State commenced operations in June 2012, and Unit 2 commenced operations in November 2012.  Prairie State fulfills the vision by NIMPA and its partners of their desire to use domestic energy resources to provide low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power for their customers.  The onsite mine supplies all of the fuel for the plant.  As owners of the coal mine, NIMPA and its partners at Prairie State have already purchased coal reserves to power the plant for approximately 30 years.  The plant design incorporates state-of-the-art emissions control technology.  Prairie State ranks among the top-tier of coal-fired plants nationwise in per megawatt-hour carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, reduction and removal of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and particulate matter.  For additional information about the Prairie State Energy Campus, please visit www.PrairieStateEnergyCampus.com