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Rocky Mountain Power Proposes Carbon Capture Technology Upgrade for Jim Bridger Power Plant

BySamantha Jones

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

Rocky Mountain Power, the largest utility in Wyoming, has recently updated its energy sourcing plans for the next two decades. The company is considering installing carbon capture technology on units 3 and 4 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant located outside of Point of Rocks, which could extend the life of these units by two years. This proposal has been hailed as a potential victory for Wyoming by Gov. Mark Gordon, provided that it proves financially advantageous.

In 2020, state lawmakers mandated that public utilities explore the feasibility of implementing carbon capture technology at their coal plants in order to maintain coal-fired power as part of the energy mix. However, consumer advocates are concerned about the potential costs associated with retrofitting the plant, which could ultimately be passed on to the company’s 144,000 Wyoming customers. 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

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