Two key deadlines await the long-planned FutureGen clean-coal project before the year ends.
Project planners say the Illinois Commerce Commission is due to decide whether utilities including Ameren and Commonwealth Edison would have to buy power from the project. And the U.S. Department of Energy is expected to decide whether to proceed to the design and engineering phase. The project has $1 billion in federal funding. The FutureGen Alliance is a group of coal and power companies planning to refit a coal-powered power plant in Meredosia to remove carbon dioxide from coal and store it underground.
The SJ-R’s Tim Landis talks about it and more on this week’s Business Report: