Casper, WY – According to the officials, this initiative is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Rocky Mountain Power and Bill Gates’ TerraPower.
It’s a partnership to build a Natrium reactor at an existing coal-fired power plant location somewhere in the state.
The project will be funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.
The plan has the backing of U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Wyoming House Speaker Eric Barlow and Senate President Dan Dockstader, who appeared at the news conference.
The plant will replace one of the state’s four coal-fired Rocky Mountain Power plants, but the exact location hasn’t been determined.