Environmental & Fuels Department
Wendell Watson, Director of Environmental Services
The SIPC Environmental Department manages the company’s compliance with all environmental laws and regulations in a consistent and responsible manner. These goals are accomplished by advising the Board of Directors, CEO, and Staff of ways to address new regulations, or how to mitigate situations of environmental concern. The department includes Wendell Watson, Environmental Manager and Jason McLaurin, Environmental Coordinator.
Southern Illinois Power Cooperative complies with all air, land, water, and hazardous waste regulations. Such rules typically require tasks such as continuous air emission monitoring; monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting; and daily plant monitoring. Over the last fifteen years, SIPC has reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from their coal-fired boilers over 75% and nitrogen oxide emissions over 70%. Southern Illinois Power Cooperative is proud to prove that a coal-fired electricity generator can be cost effective and a good environmental steward.