The ITC is a public-private partnership that brings together government, industry and cooperatives with the shared goal of developing commercially viable uses for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. It is only through the leadership, creativity as well as the commitment of capital and personnel resources of the ITC’s private-sector partners that the center has become a reality.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative, along with co-owner Wyoming Municipal Power Company, is providing the site for the ITC at their Dry Fork Station, along with significant in-kind contributions for the design, engineering and construction of the facility. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association committed $5 million to match Wyoming’s $15 million commitment. The National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association provided an addition $1 million in support as well.
Wyoming energy powers the nation. Under the leadership of Governor Mark Gordon, the state fosters an environment in which innovators, researchers, developers and stakeholders can collaborate, gather support and move forward game-changing energy technology.
Basin Electric is a consumer-owned, regional cooperative that generates and transmits electricity to 140 member rural electric systems and 3 million consumers in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. For more information about Basin Electric, visit www.basinelectric.com.
Tri-State is a not-for-profit cooperative of 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico that together deliver reliable, affordable and responsible power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West. For more information about Tri-State, visit www.tristate.coop.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing nearly 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. For more information about NRECA, visit www.electric.coop.
The ITC is also collaborating with a number of organizations to advance carbon technology including the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), XPRIZE, Carbon180, Gas Technology Institute, TDA Research, Membrane Technology & Research, Columbia University and GreenOre, and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.