Two Elk plant inks transmission deal

Two Elk Generation Partners reached a milestone this week in its decade-long bid to build a coal-fired power plant in southern Campbell County, landing an agreement to transport the power the plant will produce.

The Denver-based subsidiary of North American Power Group said it signed an interconnect agreement with PacifiCorp that will allow Two Elk to deliver 320 megawatts on PacifiCorp’s transmission system to Two Elk customers.

Mine-mouth electrical generation for export has long been identified as an opportunity to increase state revenue from processing coal rather than solely relying on the export of the raw commodity. Building new electrical transmission remains a challenge to those endeavors, particularly for small generation companies that are not also in the transmission business.

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