Wyoming Integrated Test Center dedication draws excitement in innovation

The dedication of the Wyoming ITC brought together the partners from the various entities. Clockwise, starting at front: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead; Paul Sukut, Basin Electric CEO and general manager; Jim Spiers, NRECA senior vice president; Lee Stein, Prize Capital; Marcius Extavour, senior director, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; Rick Gordon, Tri-State G&T board chairman; Yoshihiro Muzutani, Government of Japan; and Osamu Tsukamoto, Japan Coal Energy Center (JACoal) president.

A dedication ceremony May 17 marked the end of the construction of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), located at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station, north of Gillette, Wyoming.

The ITC is a research test facility that provides space for researchers to test carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration technologies using 20 megawatts of flue gas from Dry Fork Station. It enables real-world research and testing at an actual operating power plant.

The formal ceremony brought together partners, tenants, general public, and local dignitaries to commemorate the construction end and future beginning of innovative research and testing.

Learn more about this innovative public-private partnership, its role in a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies to convert carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities, and the ITC tenats who will be competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE in the story “Fostering next-generation energy technology,” featured in the summer 2018 issue of Basin Today.

Watch the video from when the project was first announced:

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