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Lee Energy Facility

  • Total Plant Capacity: 640 megawatts
  • Duke Energy Ownership Interest: 100 percent
  • Location: Dixon, Illinois
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Commercial Date: June 2001

The Lee Energy Facility is a nominal 640-megawatt natural gas-fired, combustion turbine facility located in Lee County, Ill., approximately 90 miles west of Chicago. Commercial operation began in June 2001. Located in the Mid-America Interconnected Network (MAIN) region and dispatched into PJM, the Lee facility consists of eight 80-megawatt natural gas-fired combustion turbines operating in simple-cycle mode. Duke Energy owns 100 percent of the units.