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Public hearing uncovers complexities of proposed Jackalope Wind Energy Project

By Tracie Sullivan Rocket Miner  Via- Wyoming News Exchange ROCK SPRINGS – The public hearing in Sweetwater County on Wednesday provided little clarity on a proposed wind energy project, leaving more questions and underscoring the uncertainties ahead in a state…

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…

Appeals court sides with Wyoming and PacifiCorp on haze pollution

By Aedan Hannon Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A panel of judges sided with Wyoming and the state’s largest electric utility in a battle over haze pollution last week finding that the Environmental Protection Agency erred and…

Residents, elected officials blast utility over historic Wyoming rate hike

• Rocky Mountain Power’s 29.2% rate increase would be a major blow to the state’s economy and possibly force legislative action, a lawmaker said.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to hike electric utility rates in Wyoming…

How much is too much? – Rocky Mountain Power is pitching historic rate hike: Here’s what it could mean for Wyoming consumers

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — About a dozen people spoke at a Rock Springs meeting earlier this month about a historic rate hike proposal brought by Rocky Mountain Power — Wyoming’s largest electricity…

TerraPower CEO says company is hopeful to break ground on construction in the fall

TerraPower CEO Chris Levesque says the company is hopeful to break ground on construction for the test and fill facility in the fall. He says they were hoping to start in the summer but hold ups from regulations with the…

Plant closures could free up water

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Coal plant retirements in Wyoming and other Colorado River Basin states offer communities in the parched West a rare opportunity to reallocate their water resources, researchers at Arizona State…

Report: power plants polluting water

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups. Authored by the Environmental…

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Nuclear industry eyes expansion despite tenuous start

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Having already agreed to take on one nuclear power plant in Wyoming, western utility giant PacifiCorp will now consider adding five more to its electric generation fleet by 2035, by co-locating “small modular reactors” where it…

TerraPower and PacifiCorp Announce Efforts to Expand Natrium Technology Deployment

The following is a press release from TerraPower TerraPower, a nuclear innovation company, and PacifiCorp, a regulated utility, announced Thursday their undertaking of a joint study to evaluate the feasibility of deploying up to five additional Natrium reactor and integrated…