First Bridger unit retirement set for 2023
October 10, 2019
The retirement for the first unit at Jim Bridger Power Plant will take place in 2023, according to a presentation released by Rocky Mountain Power last week.
The presentation was given at a meeting hosted by RMP Oct. 3-4. Jim Bridger Unit 1, which produces 351 megawatts, is set to be retired in 2023. Naughton Units 1 and 2 near Kemmerer are set to close in 2025. The third Naughton Unit will be converted to natural gas next year. The second Jim Bridger Unit, producing 356 megawatts, will be closed in 2028, a year after RMP plans to shut down its Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock.