ILLINOIS

Vistra (NYSE: VST) combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through our retail and generation subsidiaries, Vistra provides retail electric and natural gas products to Illinois consumers as well as providing electric generation via our nine electric generation facilities.

Brands in IL

Ambit
(Retail Electric & Natural Gas)
Viridian
(Retail Electric & Natural Gas)
Illinois Gas & Electric
(Retail Electric & Natural Gas)
Dynegy
(Retail Electric)
Energy Rewards
(Retail Electric & Natural Gas)
Homefield
(Retail Electric)
Public Power
(Retail Electic)
Luminant
(Electric Generation)

Contacts

Jeff Ferry
Senior Director, Government Affairs
jeffrey.ferry@vistracorp.com
217-519-4762

 

Sano Blocker
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
sano.blocker@vistracorp.com
214-629-7642

Factsheet

Vistra in IL

Employees: ~650

Services Provided:

  • Retail Electric
  • Retail Natural Gas
  • Electric Generation

Retail Customer Classes Served:

  • Residential
  • Small & Medium Business
  • Large Commercial & Industrial
  • Governmental / Public

Generation Facilities:

Total:

  • 7 facilities @ 6,184 MW (includes co-owned units)
    • 2 co-owned units @ Joppa for 858 MW

Listing by Fuel Type:

  • Coal: 4 facilities @ 4,295 MW (includes co-owned unit; 2,908 MW after Edwards Retirement)
    • Coal: 1 co-owned unit @ 802 MW (net capacity)
  • Gas: 3 facilities @ 1,889 MW (includes co-owned unit)
    • Gas: 1 co-owned unit @ 56 MW

Corporate Facilities:

  • 1 Government Affairs office
  • 2 Regional Sales offices

IL Overview

Interconnection: MISO / PJM

Nameplate Generation Capacity: 51,292.5 MW

Annual Electric Generation: 188,003,357 MWh

Annual Electric Consumption: 142,654,808 MWh

Annual Natural Gas Consumption: 1,081,674 MMCF

Annual CO2 Emissions: 72,260,778 Metric Tons

Population: 12.88 million (4% total U.S.)

Housing Units: 5.29 million (4% total U.S.)

Business Establishments: 0.31 million (4% total U.S.)

State capacity, generation, consumption and emission statistics from EIA.gov 2018 data (latest available). Nameplate capacity and generation includes all sources. Consumption represents sales to ultimate consumers across all customer classes. Natural gas consumption by end use. CO2 emissions from all electric generation sources, does not include transportation or other sources.

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Interconnection: MISO / PJM

Nameplate Generation Capacity: 51,292.5 MW

Annual Electric Generation: 188,003,357 MWh

Annual Electric Consumption: 142,654,808 MWh

Annual Natural Gas Consumption: 1,081,674 MMCF

Annual CO2 Emissions: 72,260,778 Metric Tons

Population: 12.88 million (4% total U.S.)

Housing Units: 5.29 million (4% total U.S.)

Business Establishments: 0.31 million (4% total U.S.)

Competitive Retail Website:

Key Third Parties

  • Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA)
  • Illinois Energy Association (IEA)
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG)
  • Illinois Competitive Energy Association (ICEA)
  • PJM Power Providers (P3Group)
  • Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) – national
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) – national

Key Issues

Competitive Markets: We believe in the power of competition to spark innovation and unleash customer benefits and value. As such, we believe that markets should be allowed to function freely with minimal oversight and regulated only to the extent needed to ensure a fair and equitable treatment of market participants and customers.

Out of Market Subsidies: We believe that the competitive market works best without outside interference. Out-of-market subsidies run counter to a well-functioning competitive electricity market. We recognize, however, that it is not always possible to avoid subsidies for various policy or political reasons. Therefore, should subsidies be implemented, we believe that such subsidies should be targeted, technology neutral, time limited and phased out as the rationale for the subsidized item becomes obsolete

Traditional Generation: We believe that coal, natural gas, nuclear and other “traditional” electric generation facilities continue to have a role to play in generating safe, reliable and secure power to customers. We believe these facilities operate best in competitive markets as part of a broad generation portfolio.

Renewable Generation: We understand that the generation methods of today will not always be the generation methods of tomorrow. We believe in pursuing economic and appropriate opportunities to integrate new generation technologies and approaches into the grid. We further believe that in competitive areas, such technologies or approaches should be backed by private investment and not subject to market distorting mandates or public subsidization.

Customer Protections: We believe that customers should be protected against bad actors in the market. As such, we believe that customer protection regulations should provide relief to customers in these situations. We believe that customer protections should be structured in such a way that does not inhibit innovation, prevent fair business practices or punish good actors operating in good faith.

Limited Income & Vulnerable Group Protections: We believe that certain groups of customers may require greater assistance and/or protections than other classes. Among these are limited income, elderly, and medical critical care customers. We support public and private programs to assist these customers with their energy needs and protections to ensure they have the energy they need to prevent life-threatening conditions.

Environment: We believe in operating our company and facilities in a clean and environmentally friendly manner. As such, we will always comply with existing environmental regulations. We further believe that any new environmental laws and regulations should be targeted, based on sound science, and that their costs be commensurate with the benefits obtained. Environmental reporting should be based on actual measured data, consolidated as much as possible and should not create an undue compliance burden.

EV & EV Infrastructure: Vistra supports the adoption of electric vehicles and the build out of EV infrastructure, including charging stations. Vistra believes that EVs and EV infrastructure are competitive products and should be provided through the competitive market. While Vistra does not support subsidization of competitive products in general, if legislative or regulatory action is taken to provide out-of-market support to EVs or EV infrastructure Vistra believes that these out-of-market actions should be targeted, time limited and done outside of utility rates.

Generation Facilities

Name Location Type MW HD SD CD Market
Baldwin Baldwin, IL Coal 1,185 116 58 12 MISO
Calumet Chicago, IL Gas (CT) 380 33 17 2 PJM
Edwards1 Bartonville, IL Coal 585 91 46 17 MISO/PJM
Joppa1 Joppa, IL Coal / Gas (CT) 1,023 118 59 15 MISO
Kendall Minooka, IL Gas (CCGT) 1,288 75 38 14 PJM
Kincaid Kincaid, IL Coal 1,108 96 48 13 PJM
Newton Newton, IL Coal 615 109 55 15 MISO/PJM

[1] Edwards plant scheduled to retire by end of 2022. Vistra’s Joppa facility has 802 MW of coal capacity and 221 MW of natural gas capacity. Vistra owns an 80% stake in the Joppa coal unit and an 80% stake in 56 MW of gas generation. All remaining Joppa generation is 100% owned by Vistra.

Corporate Facilities

Name Location HD SD CD
Chicago Office Chicago, IL 33 17 2
Collinsville Office Collinsville, IL 112 56 13
Springfield Office Springfield, IL 96 48 13

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