Gov. Mark Gordon is optimistic about a coal-fired power plant proposal to install carbon capture technology as a possible victory for Wyoming, provided it proves financially viable. PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, recently submitted an update on its energy procurement plans for the next two decades. As Wyoming’s largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal includes plans to install carbon capture technology on Units 3 and 4 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant, located outside Point of Rocks, in 2028. Originally, the utility company proposed converting these units to natural gas, but now believes that installing carbon capture technology could extend their life by two years.

In 2020, state lawmakers mandated utilities to investigate the feasibility of implementing carbon capture technology at their coal-fired plants in an attempt to keep coal-fired power as part of the energy mix. However, consumer advocates are concerned that costs associated with retrofitting the plant could eventually be passed on to the company’s 144,000 customers in Wyoming. The Wyoming Public Service Commission will be responsible for reviewing PacifiCorp’s proposal to install carbon capture technology at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.

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