Wyoming State Water Plan, Wyoming Water Development Office
TWO ELK GENERATING FACILITY
- The Two Elk Generating Facility is a 280 MW (net) waste coal fired electric generating
facility located in Campbell County Wyoming, being developed by Two Elk Generation
Partners Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of North American Power Group, Ltd. This
important location near low-cost fuel supplies with reasonable proximity to significant
electric loads, and utilization of waste material in an environmentally acceptable manner
provides the Project with a competitive advantage in the regional electricity market, portions
of which are currently in transition or have achieved full deregulation.
- The Project will utilize non-commercial coal from the Black Thunder Coal Mine. The
Project design employs a standard balanced draft single pulverized coal broiler coupled with
the latest, technologically advanced emissions control systems consisting of: full flue gas
desulfurization, oxides of nitrogen removal using selective catalytic reduction equipment,
and pulse jet baghouse for particulate matter removal. The Project expects to consume
approximately 1.8 million tons of waste coal annually, material which is currently being
reclaimed by the mine. The Project will employ dry cooling, substantially reducing water
consumption in the region. The Project has perfected ten (10) water well permits with the
State and expects to develop two (2) wells for Project water use, projected to be
approximately 200 gallons per minute at full operations.
- Key permits have been secured from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality,
the State of Wyoming Industrial Siting Council and the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission. Secondary permits for transmission interconnection routes are in process with
the U.S. Forest Service.
- Bechtel Power Corporation has been selected as the Project's Engineering, Procurement and
Construction Contractor with the expectation of commencing construction in fall 2001 with a
completion in 32 months. The Project's construction workforce is expected to peak at
approximately 700 professional, technical and craft personnel in the 2001-2003 period of
- The Two Elk Generating Facility will employ a permanent operations and maintenance staff
of approximately 60 technical, administrative and operational professionals. The completed
facility will contribute substantial tax benefits, commerce and infrastructure improvement to
Campbell County and the surrounding region.
- North American Power Group, Ltd. is a specialized power development corporation, with
headquarters in Denver Colorado and offices in California and Texas. North American
Power Group owns and operates six power plants in California and is involved in advanced
development of four planned power projects in Colorado and two (2) additional power
projects in Wyoming.