Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon issued a statement expressing his support for the use of carbon capture technology at PacifiCorp’s Jim Bridger Power Plant. The statement came in response to the company’s 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update, which included plans to install carbon capture technology on coal-fired Units 3 and 4 at the plant.

In recent years, IRPs have focused on eliminating coal-fired power plants, but legislative actions in 2019 and 2020 provided additional options for consideration, including evaluating carbon capture technology at coal-fired plants to meet lower CO2 standards. This change in direction reflects the need for flexibility and adaptation in the energy sector to meet environmental regulations and consumer preferences.

Governor Gordon notes that while IRPs are subject to change, he sees the choice of carbon capture as a positive step toward generating 24-hour dispatchable power. If this technology proves to be economically viable, it will benefit Wyoming, consumers, and those served by PacifiCorp. He believes that by diversifying energy portfolios with wind, solar and carbon technologies, states can ensure a more sustainable future for their citizens.

By Samantha Johnson

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