For press inquiries, please contact Jason Begger, Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority at or call 307-635-3573.



April 27, 2016

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Construction Kicks Off
Governor Matt Mead & ITC Partners Join Local, State Officials and Industry Leaders for Groundbreaking Ceremony

Gillette, Wyoming – The next generation of low-carbon energy technology took a big step forward today with the official ground breaking of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, a cutting edge carbon research facility being built outside of Gillette.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead teamed up with representatives from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE for the ceremony at the Dry Fork Power Station, owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency. Local and state leaders, as well as additional project partners and stakeholders were in attendance.

“This is truly a tremendous occasion we mark here today – for Gillette, for Wyoming, for scientists and researchers, for energy workers and energy providers … for all of us who go home and turn the lights on at night,” said Jason Begger, Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority. “The ITC represents the very best of what is possible through a private-public partnership, and is positioned to capitalize on smart technological innovation that will deliver energy independence and reduced carbon emissions.”

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, a one-hour roundtable discussion with Governor Matt Mead and representatives of partner organizations was held. Photos & video of the event are available on the ITC Facebook page: