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Independent Notes: Great-grandparents and Nuclear power.

  On Monday, just outside of Kemmerer, I watched as they turned the first shovelfuls of dirt for the TerraPower Natrium Reactor 1 Demonstration Project. My mind was on my great-grandparents, not necessarily on nuclear power. I was thinking about…

Independent Notes: Job fairs, like the one held at SVHS,  open doors of opportunity for the next generation.

  I was impressed with the trade fair that came to Star Valley on April 23. The trades will only continue to expand in the coming years in southwest Wyoming. I’ve made numerous trips to the Trona Patch in the…

Rocky Mountain Power wants to hike electric rates again, this time by $116M

  • The utility says its Wyoming customers owe $86.4 million due to unforeseen coal, natural gas and power purchase costs in 2023.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com If you’re one of Rocky Mountain Power’s 144,511 customers in Wyoming, your…

Controversial state mandate spurs Wyoming utility to join carbon capture partnership

  • Led by Rocky Mountain Power, the partnership — at either Gillette or Glenrock power plants — would spare ratepayers from ‘upfront’ engineering costs   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com – Wyoming’s largest electric utility will move forward with new…

Power line project near Cokeville holding public meetings this summer

• Commission proposed to move operations south. Discussion continues regarding the Gateway West Transmission Line which would be located south of Cokeville. According to Lincoln County Commissioner Kent Connelly, the next step in the process will be this summer. “We…

Historic electric rate hike whittled to 5.5% after utility admits error

  • Rocky Mountain Power’s Wyoming customers will see an overall rate hike of 5.5% in January rather than the historic 29.2% increase the company initially proposed.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com In a last-minute deal, the day before facing…

Experts: Not feasible to detangle state from Rocky Mountain Power

By Zak Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — With nearly two million customers in six Western states and a total integrated system of generation and transmission that spans 10 states, PacifiCorp is the largest privately owned and…

State slashes Rocky Mountain Power’s controversial rate hike

  •Final figures are still being calculated, but the Wyoming Public Service Commission announced plans to reduce the utility’s rate hike by nearly half. By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Rocky Mountain Power won’t get the full $140.2 million annual rate hike…

Nuclear reactor back in focus at Kemmerer meeting

By Virginia Giorgis Bridger Valley Pioneer Via- Wyoming News Exchange LYMAN — A meeting was held Tuesday in Kemmerer during which the proposed TerraPower nuclear plant was discussed and residents questioned the timeline and safety of the proposed plant.  The…

Critics make case against utility’s historic electric rate hike

• Rocky Mountain Power faces criticism for poor public outreach and putting profit over the well-being of Wyoming’s low-income residents.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com  CHEYENNE—Rocky Mountain Power officials took the stand here Wednesday to defend the company’s proposed $140.2…