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- Hallador Energy Company: Keeping America’s Power Affordable
August 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased American voter concerns about the security of our domestic supply chain, and about voters’ own household bills, according to polling conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association.
“Whether providing the raw materials for essential manufacturing, healthcare, energy and defense supply chains, or feeding the diverse electricity mix that ensures affordable, reliable power, it all begins with mining,” said Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO. Coal is a vital component of diverse electricity generation and keeps prices affordable for Americans across the country.
Hallador Energy is headquartered in Terre Haute, Indiana, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, produces coal in the Illinois Basin for the electric power generation industry. Hallador also owns Summit Terminal, a transport facility on the Ohio River.
Hallador concentrates on coal development and transportation delivery. Sunrise Coal has the capacity to produce 8 to 9 million tons of coal annually and has customers in the midwest and southeast United States who rely on coal as an affordable energy source. Coal currently makes up approximately 50 percent of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) energy portfolio.
Nearly half of all registered voters (47 percent) said the coronavirus pandemic has increased their concerns about their ability to pay their household bills, including electricity bills. America’s diverse electricity mix has long been at the cornerstone of the affordability and reliability of its electric grid.