GLENROCK — It’s a move they say will save the company and their 1.99 million customers upwards of $599 million during the next two decades. PacifiCorp has released draft plans to shutter its coal-fired power plants across Wyoming – including the Dave Johnston Plant outside Glenrock – and in other states.
That is one of several potential scenarios announced in the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), but all the options show the DJ plant closing by 2027. While nothing is final yet, the company will announce its IRP decisions Oct. 18, with “public input meetings” tentatively scheduled for Oct. 3-4 but no times or locations have been made public. Renewable solar and wind energy is set to replace the coal-fired plants.