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*Daytime Plank Road Closure*

Plank Road from just south of Frontage Road to just north of Luther drive will be closed for daytime construction beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. Following the daytime closure, southbound Plank Road will be closed at Veterans Park; northbound Plank Road will remain open. We encourage those traveling in the area to use Route 251 to access the north business district and Route 80, until further notice.

Administrative Services Manager:  Douglas Bernabei
Public Services Manager: Jeff King 

Office: 4005 Plank Road Peru, IL 61354

Phone (815) 223-0044 Fax (815) 223-3142

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Peru Hydro-Electric Plant

The City of Peru owns and manages the Starved Rock hydroelectric power station—the only such energy generating facility on the Illinois River. The city has owned and operated its own electric generation, transmission, and distribution system continuously since 1891. Peru remains committed to the electrical power needs of its residential and commercial customers, which is why Peru has some of the state's lowest electric rates for residents and businesses.

The plant utilizes up to 7,200 cubic feet per second of river water to generate up to 7,600 kilowatts of electrical power. A nine-mile line transfers power to Peru’s substation.

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Located at the Starved Rock Dam

Dee Bennett Road, Utica IL 61373

Phone: (815) 667-4182  Fax: (815) 667-4196

 

Aerial photo provided by Dave Lourie