The Wyoming Public Service Commission hears the fears and resentments of energy transition casualties in Kemmerer and Rock Springs.
Wyoming Public Service Commission
In Oct., WyoFile reported the Public Services Commission sent copied language from coal industry lobbyists to federal utility regulators. New documents reveal the governor’s office’s involvement
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.
In Rocky Mountain Power’s current rate increase request of 17.3 percent for Wyoming customers, utility officials say the rising cost of coal is a bigger factor. “One of the single biggest factors in our Wyoming pricing request is related to coal,” said Jeff Hymas, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, Wyoming’s largest regulated utility. “We have expiring contracts for coal used at our power plants, and expiring contracts for power we have to purchase.”