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

In response to PacifiCorp’s updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 2023, Governor Mark Gordon has highlighted the shift in direction from previous IRPs. The new plan aims at sourcing energy for the next two decades, and it includes the installation of carbon capture technology on coal-fired units 3 and 4 at the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County.

Regulated utilities are 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, the 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.

The Wyoming Public Service Commission will review the IRP before making any decisions on its implementation. The updated plan reflects a change in direction from previous plans that aimed at eliminating coal-fired power plants. However, new legislation requires a good faith effort to be made to sell coal units before closing them. Regulated utilities are now required to evaluate the use of carbon capture technology to meet lower CO2 standards mandated by federal regulations and consumer preferences.

By Aiden Johnson

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