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Carbon Capture Technology and the Future of Coal-Fired Power in Wyoming: A Financial Decision for Rocky Mountain Power

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Proposal for Implementing Carbon Capture Technology in Two Coal-Fired Units at the Jim Bridger Plant

The state of Wyoming is experiencing a potential victory with the proposal by Rocky Mountain Power to install carbon capture technology at its coal-fired power plant, as long as it proves to be financially advantageous. In recent updates to its energy sourcing plans for the next two decades, Rocky Mountain Power announced that it plans to install carbon capture technology on units 3 and 4 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant in 2028, located outside of Point of Rocks.

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

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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