Environment & Public Lands
9:38 am
Wed October 17, 2012

RMP Executive on the Future of Coal Plants

Rocky Mountain Power generates most of the electricity to serve its customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho by burning coal. But it's planning to shut down the Carbon power plant, a coal-fired generating station just outside Helper, in part because of the cost of complying with new environmental regulations.

Chad Teply is the vice-president for resource development and construction of PacifiCorp, Rocky Mountain Power's parent company.  He sat down last week with KUER's Dan Bammes to talk about the cost of environmental regulation and the company's long-term plans for coal-fired generation.