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List of power stations in Illinois

Illinois' electric power net generation by primary energy source, 2006.[1]
  Coal 47.6%
  Nuclear 48.9%
  Natural gas 2.8%
  Hydroelectric 0.1%
  Other Renewable 0.4%
  Petroleum 0.1%
  Other 0.1%
Power generating stations in Illinois by type.

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


  • Nuclear power 1
  • Conventional coal/gas 2
  • Wind power 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Nuclear power

Plant Location Coordinates Type Owner Links
Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station Braidwood, Illinois, Will County, Illinois 2 units, 2,360 MW. Nuclear PWR Exelon [23]
Byron Nuclear Generating Station Ogle County, Illinois 3 units, 2,353 MW. Nuclear PWR Exelon [24]
Clinton Nuclear Generating Station Clinton, Illinois, De Witt County, Illinois 1 unit, 1,043 MW. Nuclear BWR AmerGen
(Exelon subsidiary)
Dresden Nuclear Power Plant Morris, Illinois, Grundy County, Illinois 2 units, 1,824 MW. Nuclear BWR Exelon [26]
LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station La Salle County, Illinois 2 units, 2,288 MW. Nuclear BWR Exelon [27]
Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station Cordova, Illinois 2 units, 1,824 MW. Nuclear BWR Exelon [28]

Conventional coal/gas

Plant Location Coordinates Type Owner Links
Crawford Station CLOSED 3501 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60623 two dual fuel, coal/gas-fired steam generators. 542 MW Midwest Generation [29], [30]
Duck Creek Power Station 17751 North Cilco Rd., Canton, IL 61520 1 unit, 441 MW. Coal AmerenEnergy Generating Company [31]
Fisk Station CLOSED 1111 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 1 unit, 326 MW. Coal NRG Energy [32]
Joliet Station 1800 Channahon Rd., Joliet, IL 60436 3 units, 1,358 MW. Coal + Natural gas NRG Energy [33]
Powerton Station 13082 East Manito Rd., Pekin, IL 61554 2 units, 1,538 MW. Coal + Natural gas NRG Energy [34]
Waukegan Station 401 E. Greenwood Ave., Waukegan, IL 60087 2 units, 689 MW. Coal + Natural gas + Diesel NRG Energy [35]
Will County Station 529 E. 135TH St., Romeoville, IL 60446 4 units, 1,092 MW. Coal. NRG Energy [36]
Coffeen Power Station Montgomery County, Illinois 2 units, 900 MW. Coal AmerenEnergy Generating Company [37]
Hutsonville Power Station Crawford County, Illinois 2 units, 156 MW. Coal AmerenEnergy Generating Company [38]
Meredosia Power Station Morgan County, Illinois 4 units total, 513 MW. 3 Coal, 1 oil AmerenEnergy Generating Company [39]
Newton Power Plant Jasper County, Illinois 2 units, 1,151 MW. coal AmerenEnergy Generating Company [40]
Grand Tower Power Station Grand Tower, Illinois, Jackson County, Illinois 2 CTG units, 516 MW. Former coal now Natural gas. Rockland Capital [41]
Elgin Energy Center Elgin, Illinois 452 MW. Natural gas Rockland Capital Links
Gibson City Power Plant 545 N. Jordan Dr.
Gibson City, Illinois
232 MW. Natural gas Rockland Capital Links
Goose Creek Energy Center Piatt County, Illinois Combustion Turbines (CTG) Natural Gas AmerenUE Links
Electric Energy Inc. - Joppa Generating Station 2100 Portland Road
Joppa, Illinois
1014 MW. Coal(6 units) 91.8 MW (CTG) Natural Gas (2 units) Electric Energy, Inc Links
SIPC – Lake of Egypt 11543Lake of Egypt Road
Marion, Illinois
400 MW: coal - lower mercury sourced in IL, boiler unit using area mine waste Electric Energy, Inc / Southern Illinois Power Cooperative [42]
Midwest Electric – Joppa 2200 Portland Road
Joppa, Illinois
164 MW. Combustion Turbines (CTG) Natural Gas (3 units) Electric Energy, Inc / AmerenEnergy Generating Company [43]
E.D. Edwards Plant 7800 South Cilco Ln., Bartonville, IL 61607 3 units, 749 MW. Coal AmerenEnergy Resources Links
Rocky Road East Dundee, Illinois 364 MW. Gas Peaking Dynegy Links
Baldwin Generating Center Baldwin, Illinois 1,806 MW. Coal Baseload Dynegy Links
Havana Havana, Illinois 690 MW. Oil/Coal Dynegy Links
Hennepin Hennepin, Illinois 301 MW. Coal Dynegy Links
Tilton Tilton, Illinois 188 MW. Gas Peaking Dynegy Links
Vermilion (CLOSED) Oakwood, Illinois 194 MW. Coal/Gas/Oil Dynegy Links
Wood River Alton, Illinois 594 MW. Gas/Coal Dynegy
Lake Springfield Springfield, Illinois 723 MW. Coal City Water, Light & Power Links
Kendall County Generation Facility Minooka, Illinois 1256 MW Natural Gas Dynegy Links

Wind power

Farm Installed
Location Coordinates
Big Sky Wind Farm[2][3] 240 Bureau and Lee Counties
Bishop Hill 1[4] 200 Henry County
Blackstone Wind Farm II[5] 200 Kinsman, Grundy County
Grand Ridge 210 Marseilles, LaSalle County
Lee-Dekalb Wind Energy Center 217.5 Lee and DeKalb Counties
Minonk 200 Minonk, Woodford County
Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm[6] 300 Livingston County
Top Crop Wind Farm 300 Grundy, Livingston and LaSalle Counties
Twin Groves Wind Farms I & II 396 McLean County


  1. ^ Data from EIA
  2. ^ Electric Power Monthly May 2011, Energy Information Administration
  3. ^ [44]
  4. ^ Third Quarter 2012 Market report, American Wind Energy Association
  5. ^ Electric Power Monthly, Oct. 2010, Energy Information Administration
  6. ^ VP 100: Illinois wind farm breathes new life into businesses Energy Empowers, September 23, 2010.


  • NRG Energy
  • AmerenEnergy Generating Power Plants
  • AU Fact sheet
  • DOE EIA Inventory of Electric Utility Power Plants in the United States 2000
  • Dynegy Power Generation Facility
  • Dominion Energy
  • Annual Report
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