Wygen II

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Wygen II is a mine-mouth plant operating at Wyoming's Powder River Basin. It is owned by the Black Hills Corporation.[1] It is part of the Neil Simpson Complex, along with several other plants: Neil Simpson 1 (1970), Neil Simpson 2 (1995), and Wygen I (2003). All these plants use coal from the nearby Wyodak Mine.[2]

The state air permit for Wygen II was opposed by the National Park Service, due to pollution impacts on the Badlands and Wind Cave National Monument.

Wygen II went into operation on January 1, 2008.[3] Wygen III went into operation in 2010.

Project Details

Sponsor: Black Hills Corporation
Location: Gillette, WY
Capacity: 90 MW
Type: Pulverized coal
In service: January 1, 2008
Status: Operation


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