Jim Bridger Power Plant, Wyoming

Jim Bridger Power Plant is located 10 miles north of Point of Rocks, Wyoming. The plant is home to four coal-fired units, whose nameplate output capacity is 2,441MW, making it one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western United States. Units 1 through 4 have output capacities of around 608MW apiece, becoming operational in 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1979 respectively. Three nearby mines, Bridger surface, Bridger underground, and Black Butte, provide the majority of the plant's coal, while the Green River (via a 50-mile-long pipeline) supplies its water. A neighboring 345,000 volt transmission line connects the plant to the larger electrical grid, distributing the power produced there to customers in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and portions of Northern California. The plant is operated by majority owner PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company.

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