Integrated Test Center Making Progress at Dry Fork Station

Integrated Test Center Making Progress at Dry Fork Station

By on Mar 24, 2016 in In the News |

A groundbreaking ceremony that will include Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and key project partner representatives is planned for April 27 at Dry Fork.

A critical component of the Integrated Test Center (ITC) arrived March 16 at Dry Fork Station, near Gillette, WY. The guillotine damper, weighing in at 5,300 pounds, will be installed into the carbon steel duct during a routine maintenance outage, giving ITC researchers the ability to open and close the duct when they need flue gas from Dry Fork Station.

The ITC is a $21 million public-private partnership that will provide space for researchers at Dry Fork Station, owned by Basin Electric and Wyoming Municipal Power Agency, to develop commercially viable uses for carbon dioxide emissions from coal-based power plants.

Key project partners include Basin Electric; Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a Class A member of Basin Electric; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Rocky Mountain Power; Black Hills Energy; and the X Prize Foundation.

The X Prize Foundation will provide $10 million in prizes to the researchers who can find the most innovative carbon dioxide solution for coal and natural gas.

Energy Capital Economic Development is hosting an event to share about the project and its significance April 7 in Gillette, with Dry Fork Station Plant Manager Tom Stalcup serving as one of the keynote speakers.

A groundbreaking ceremony that will include Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and key project partner representatives is planned for April 27 at Dry Fork Station.

An open house was held March 21 in Gillette to share about the construction process, the ITC testing facility and the impact the project could have on Wyoming’s energy industry.

 

basinelectric.com