Duck Creek Power Plant undergoes partial demolition

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 11:33 PM CDT
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CANTON (25News Now) - A portion of the retired Duck Creek Power Plant was taken down on Sunday.

Vistra Corporation and its subsidiary, Illinois Power Generating Company, conducted a partial demolition of the power plant. The remaining plant structure -- a boiler building -- will be imploded on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.

The Duck Creek Power Plant began commercial operations in 1976 and retired in 2019 in accordance with a state regulation.

Rather than close the plant sites after the retirement of coal-fueled generation, Vistra has proposed reinvesting in and deploying new renewable energy technologies at its Illinois plant sites, including Duck Creek.

Vistra says the innovative and comprehensive approach to deploying new energy technologies at the sires of the retired coal power plants will help the state attain its transition away from carbon-intense electricity generation.