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Governor Mark Gordon’s Support for Carbon Capture Technology at Jim Bridger Power Plant

BySamantha Nguyen

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

Governor Mark Gordon has expressed his support for the installation of carbon capture technology on coal-fired units 3 and 4 at the Jim Bridger Power Plant. This change in direction reflects the need for flexibility and adaptation in the energy sector to meet environmental regulations and consumer preferences.

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

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.

By Samantha Nguyen

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