WEA Statement on Nuclear Demonstration Project

Cheyenne, WY – In response to today’s announcement from Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, PacifiCorp and TerraPower on the effort to advance nuclear energy technology, Wyoming Energy Authority’s Executive Director Dr. Glen Murrell issued the following statement of support:

“Wyoming is home to the most experienced energy workforce in the country and has a proven record of success with advancing innovative new energy technologies. I congratulate PacifiCorp and TerraPower on their work to get the project to this stage and am excited for the opportunities this brings to Wyoming. Advanced nuclear technology has the potential to create long-term, well-paying jobs for Wyomingites as well as provide low-carbon options for utility customers. As the Wyoming Energy Authority works to advance the state’s energy strategy and provide the nation with carbon net negative baseload power, we stand ready to assist the Governor and his office with any needs they may have in supporting this project.” 

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