Lively Grove feeds coal to the Prairie State Energy Campus (above).

On December 11, the Lively Grove mine in Marissa, Illinois, reported a record production day. While maintaining the highest standards of safety and compliance, with no injuries or citations, the team cut 4,785 feet to extract 33,495 tons of coal.

“This achievement is made possible by our dedicated employees,” the company said in a statement.

Prairie State Energy Campus is a two-unit, 1,600-megawatt base load, coal-fired, electrical power station and coal mine southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. AMP is the largest equity owner of the facility at 23.26%, which translates to 368 MW. The remainder of the ownership group is comprised of power entities with a similar mission to AMP. Sixty-eight AMP member communities participate in the project. The plant reached full commercial operation in 2012.