A group of industrial power users calling themselves the “STOP Coalition” claims that Tenaska’s proposed 716-megaWatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project at Taylorville, Illinois, would result in “disastrous” electricity rate hikes.

Testifying before a joint session of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) electric and natural gas policy committees, the STOP Coalition (“Stop Tenaska’s Overpriced Power”) claimed that the proposed Taylorville Energy Center (TEC) IGCC/synthetic natural gas (SNG) project would amount to a “30-year, US$8.7 billion subsidy from Illinois electricity customers.”

Asked for comment on the STOP Coalition charges, Tenaska ...

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