Marion Gasification Plant

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{{#Badges: CoalSwarm}} Marion Gasification Plant is a proposed coal plant, to be built near Marion in Williamson County, Illinois. The proposal was submitted in 2005, however the operational date has not been determined yet.[1]

In 2004, the Illinois Clean Coal Review Board agreed to give $2.5 million to the project, while the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity was expected give an additional $2.5 million, according to Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois Coal Association and a member of the review board.[2]

The sponsor of the project, Madison Power Corporation, has disbanded.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Madison Power Corporation
Location: Marion, Illinois
Size: 500 megawatts
Type: IGCC
Projected in service: TBD
Status: Abandoned


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  1. “Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants,” National Energy Tech Lab, May 1, 2007, page 12. (Pdf)
  2. Becky Malkovich, "$2 Billion Coal Plant Proposed for Region," The Southern, 10/22/04
  3. Madison Power, company website, updated June 3, 2008

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