Prairie Power, Inc.Central Illinois
State Solar Champion
Prairie Power, Inc. (PPI) leads cooperative solar development in Illinois with its initial investment in over a megawatt of solar power — and the potential for even more growth. PPI’s first steps position the cooperative well to provide a power source with a sunny future for its members.
PPI consists of ten member distribution (or “retail”) cooperatives, with PPI providing for their generation and transmission (“wholesale”) needs.
Prairie Power began solar development by looking for two sites on which to locate two nearly identical five acre solar facilities. In cooperation with two of its member cooperatives, Spoon River Electric Cooperative and Shelby Electric Cooperative, they were able to obtain access to the property they required. In addition to these two solar farms, two other PPI member cooperatives also have installed their own solar farms.
Watch Video: Prairie Power and Spoon River talk of community support for solar