2022 Inflation Reduction Act - Illinois Coal Mines and Power Plants


Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act provides tax credits for the installation of clean energy facilities, with increased benefits based on location. The credit amount could be increased by 10% for facilities located in an energy community. An energy community is defined as being a brownfield site; an area which has or had certain amounts of direct employment or local tax revenue related to oil, gas, or coal activities and has an unemployment rate at or above the national average; or a census tract or any adjoining tract in which a coal mine closed after December 31, 1999, or in which a coal-fired electric power plant was retired after December 31, 2009.

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Map that shows closed coal mines and closed coal-fired power plants that may qualify for the bonus tax credit.
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Coal Mines that closed after Dec. 31, 1999

Click on the mine index number for each mine to see detailed information about that mine.

Mine IndexMSHA IDCoal CompanyMine NameStart DateEnd Date*
08771100601Consol Energy, Inc.Rend Lake Mine19672002
08861100726MaRyan Mining, LLCShay No. 1 Mine19702020
09211100877Wabash Mine Holding CompanyWabash Mine19732007
09331102236Freeman United Coal Mining CompanyCrown II Mine1974August 2007
09681102408Peabody Midwest MiningGateway Mine19762015
09951102800/1102846Arclar CompanyEagle Valley Mine19842002
09961102632Tri County Coal, LLCCrown III Mine19812013
American Coal CompanyGalatia Mine19832017
10021102668Freeman Coal Mining CompanyIndustry Mine19822003
10041102751Illinois Fuel Company, LLCI-1 Surface Mine19822011
10181102971Black Beauty Coal CompanyRiola Mine12 April 19969 June 2006
10201103002Illini Energy ResourcesRazorback I Mine19972000
10211102997Big Ridge, Inc.Big Ridge Portal No. 2 Mine19971 February 2002
10221103017Black Beauty Mining CompanyWildcat Hills Eagle Valley Mine19982007
10231103020Knight Hawk Coal, LLCCreek Paum Mine19982016
1024Silver Creek Coal CompanyBear Mine19992000
10261103060Black Beauty Coal CompanyVermilion Grove3 December 20012009
10271103092S Coal CompanyCambria No. 1 Mine20012004
10281103099Big Ridge, Inc.Willow Lake Mine200217 November 2012
10291102636Nubay Mining, LLCLiberty Mine20022006
10321103232American Coal CompanyNew Future Portal Mine20002017
10351103057Illinois Fuel Company, LLCI-1 Underground Mine20032003
10361103143Knight Hawk Coal, LLCPrairie Eagle Surface Mine20052014
10371103121S Coal CompanyElkville Mine20042009
10381103156Peabody Midwest MiningWildcat Hills Underground Mine20062019
10401103058White County Coal, LLCPattiki II20022016
10421103162Knight Hawk Coal, LLCRoyal Falcon Mine20072009
10441103017Peabody Midwest MiningWildcat Hills Cottage Grove Mine20002019
10451103205Knight Hawk Coal, LLCPrairie Eagle South Underground Mine20092013
10461103209Black Nugget, LLCNorth Grindstone20092012

*“End date” in the provided table represents the last production reported in the annual Coal Reports published by IDNR, Office of Mines and Minerals, for mine closure dates. For regulatory closing dates, see the MSHA site. MSHA may include other forms of carbon recovery that may affect the closing dates of mines that can be included in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.

Coal-fired Power Plants that closed after Dec. 31, 2009

Coal Power Plant County Open Year Close Year
Coffeen Montgomery 1965 2019
Hutsonville Crawford 1953 2011
Meredosia Morgan 1948 2011
Duck Creek Fulton 1976 2019
Edwards Peoria 1960 end 2022
Havana Mason 1978 2019
Hennepin Putnam 1959 2019
Vermilion Vermilion 1959 2011
Wood River Madison 1950;1964 2016
Joppa Massac 1953 end 2022
Crawford Cook 1958;1961 2012
Fisk Cook 1959 2012
Joliet 9 & 29 Will 1959;1966 to close 2023, converted to gas 2016
Waukegan Lake 1952; 1958; 1962 2022
Will County Will 1955; 1957; 1963 2022