Wyoming’s largest utility is backing an initiative that would make Oregon “coal-free” by 2030.
Oregon currently gets a third of its power from coal, even though it has only one coal plant in the state. The rest comes from power plants in the region, including Wyoming’s Jim Bridger plant. Under the proposed bill, Oregon ratepayers wouldn’t pay for any electricity from coal plants after 2030.
Pacificorp, the parent company of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Power, is supporting the initiative.