The Wyoming Public Service Commission hears the fears and resentments of energy transition casualties in Kemmerer and Rock Springs.
Wyoming Lawmakers eye measures meant to prop up coal, but some observers say they could upend the entire electric utility system. Power suppliers are expected to fight the proposed legislation.
Utility would retire one Jim Bridger Plant unit early in 2023, another in 2028 and two Naughton Plant units in 2025.
Company presented 30 potential “portfolios” for future power mix, almost all of which predict savings through early retirement of Wyoming coal-fired electrical generating units.
Unit 3 burned 165 tons of coal an hour, but it won’t consume as much as a briquette tomorrow.