A legislative committee voted to sponsor bill that allows new buyers of coal plants to plug into the utility grid. It was one of several utility-related bills considered Nov. 19.
Backers of Wyoming’s efforts to find second lives for aging coal plants describe several profitable scenarios. But how does their vision for coal power stack up in a quickly shifting power market?
With few options to slow coal’s decline, lawmakers turn to a lever that in better days may have been anathema to free-market Republicans: the regulators.
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.
State would benefit by embracing economic progress as PacifiCorp unveils proposal to increase renewables, lower rates and reduce emissions.