The 37 coal facilities in the Colorado River Basin use over 130,000 acre-feet of water per year, researchers found. Many are set to close in the coming years.
The Naughton and Jim Bridger power plants are the No. 3 and No. 4 most polluted coal ash sites in the country, a report found.
A second wave of advanced nuclear reactors could be coming to Wyoming from TerraPower, the developer now planning a plant in Kemmerer.
Long-duration electricity storage is critical, but the lengthy permitting process remains a major obstacle, a representative from the state's top electric utility told senators on Thursday.
Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon capture project, according to some lawmakers.
A University of Wyoming project will examine the community impacts of the nuclear reactor slated for construction near Kemmerer.
Wyoming’s largest electric utility has secured permission to build another piece of its Energy Gateway transmission expansion.
Wyoming officials and the state's largest utility may have averted disaster at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.
Retirement dates for Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants have continued to advance, in spite of state lawmakers’ repeated efforts to keep them operating. Another attempt is headed to the Legislature.
Wyoming's biggest utility applied in October for preliminary permits to study the feasibility of two hydroelectric projects along the North Platte River. They could be among Rocky Mountain Power's first pumped storage facilities.
PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1 shutdown.
On a recent winter afternoon the wind on this Eastern Montana plain was rising slowly like a tide, the cool dense air rolling in to replace what’s been warmed by daylight.
Unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant is six weeks from violating federal air quality regulations, putting the plant at risk of premature retirement.
Fifteen of the workers will move to jobs at the neighboring surface mine, and 10 will retire. The company expects another 10–12 positions to open at the surface mine before the closure. That leaves upwards of 50 workers lacking a clear path to employment after November.
Wyoming’s largest utility committed last week to exiting coal in the next two decades. The plan has drawn criticism from coal advocates and opponents alike.
Unlike Wyoming, PacifiCorp is turning away from fossil fuels.
The program, first announced in 2017, more than doubled the electric utility’s existing wind energy generation capacity.
A July 2021 Foreign Affairs article reports that in the past sixty years eight countries have spent $100 billion to produce sodium cooled fast reactors such as the one proposed for Wyoming. All have failed. The money’s spent and the lights are out.
Electricity prices have dropped an average of 5.9% for Rocky Mountain Power customers.
The Hayden Generating Station in northwest Colorado could join dozens of other coal units in closing early to save customers money and meet new climate protocols. Wyoming's largest utility is one of its owners.
The investigation centered on the question of what role, if any, the state’s Public Service Commission should have in protecting the Wyoming coal communities that have reliably powered the nation for decades.