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3 Potential Sites for Experimental Coal Plant

Wyoming governor asks for $10 million to build a 5-megawatt plant.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.

GILLETTE, WYO. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is looking at at least three potential sites for the experimental coal-generating plant he wants to build in the state.

The Gillette News Record reports that the Gordon told the Wyoming Press Association Convention Friday that the Integrated Test Center near Gillette is one possibility.

The other potential sites include the Dave Johnson Power Plant in Converse County and the Jim Bridger Plant in Sweetwater County.

Gordon has asked state lawmakers for $10 million to build a 5-megawatt plant that would be capable of capturing at least 75 percent of its carbon emissions.

The money would be used to leverage up to $40 million in federal grant funding to supplement the work of the test center, a research facility at the Dry Fork Station power plant.

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