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PacifiCorp’s Carbon Capture Shift Toward 24-Hour Dispatchable Power: A Win for Wyoming and Customers

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Governor Gordon’s Response to PacifiCorp’s Carbon Capture Technology Installation Plan at Jim Bridger Power Plant

PacifiCorp has recently submitted an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 2023, outlining the utility’s direction for sourcing energy over the next two decades. The IRP includes the installation of carbon capture technology on coal-fired units 3 and 4 at the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County.

Governor Mark Gordon has expressed his approval of the shift in direction from previous IRPs, highlighting that new legislation requires a good faith effort to sell coal units before closing them. Regulated utilities are also now required to evaluate the use of carbon capture technology to meet lower CO2 standards mandated by federal regulations and consumer preferences.

While IRPs are subject to change, this selection of carbon capture as the preferred portfolio for Jim Bridger Power Plant Units 3 & 4 represents an important shift toward producing 24-hour dispatchable power. This change is seen as economically beneficial and a win for Wyoming, consumers, and PacifiCorp’s customers.

By Samantha Nguyen

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