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Governor Mark Gordon Supports PacifiCorp’s Integration of Carbon Capture Technology into Energy Portfolio for Jim Bridger Power Plant Units 3 and 4

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Governor addresses Jim Bridger Carbon Capture Technology proposal

On April 1, PacifiCorp submitted an update to its 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Wyoming Public Service Commission. This plan outlines how the state’s largest utility will source its energy for the next twenty years. The update includes the installation of carbon capture technology on coal-fired units 3 and 4 at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.

In response to this announcement, Governor Mark Gordon has issued a statement expressing his support for the use of carbon capture technology. He notes that in previous years, IRPs were focused on eliminating coal-fired power plants. However, legislative actions in 2019 and 2020 have provided additional options for consideration, including the evaluation of carbon capture technology on coal plants to meet lower CO2 standards. These measures were taken to ensure a diverse energy portfolio that includes wind, solar, and carbon capture technology.

The Governor acknowledges that IRPs are subject to change, but views the selection of carbon capture as the preferred portfolio for Jim Bridger Power Plant Units 3 and 4 as a positive step towards producing 24-hour dispatchable power. He believes that if this technology proves to be economically beneficial, it will benefit Wyoming, consumers, and those served by PacifiCorp. This change in direction reflects the need for flexibility and adaptation in the energy sector to meet environmental regulations and consumer preferences.

By Samantha Jones

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