GLRPPR Sector Resource: Illinois: Peaker Power Plant Fact Sheet
Illinois: Peaker Power Plant Fact Sheet
Nationwide a number of new natural gas burning power plants are being built and more plants are being proposed. This fact sheet addresses some of the basic questions asked about peaker power plants--plants that use turbines that burn natural gas to produce electricity. They are called peaker power plants because they are generally run only when there is a high demand, known as peak demand, for electricity. Contacts are included for more information.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
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Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
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