Illinois Energy Group

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} In August 2002, Illinois Energy Group proposed to build two 750 megawatt coal-fired plants at Benton in Franklin County, Illinois.[1] However, the EPA is no longer tracking the project, and it appears to be defunct.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: Illinois Energy Group
Location: Benton, Franklin County, IL
Capacity: 1500 MW (two 750 MW units)
Projected in service: TBD
Status: Abandoned



  1. "Electric Power Plant Construction Projects Since 1998, Status as of April 2003", Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. (Pdf)
  2. “National Power Plant Projects,” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed January 2008.

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