Buffalo Energy Project

From Global Energy Monitor

In November 2006, Buffalo Managers and Montgomery Energy Partners announced the formation of Buffalo Energy Partners Company, which was to build a 1100-MW coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyoming. The proposed plant would have used IGCC technology; sponsors planned for it to begin operating in 2009. Company officials stated that the timing of the project was highly dependent on transmission capabilities.[1]

The Glenrock City Council leased land to Buffalo Energy for the plant in November 2006.[2] Buffalo Energy applied for an air permit from the state Department of Environmental Quality in January 2007. Most recent information shows that the plant is still in permitting as of March 25, 2008. [3]

As of late October, 2008, it appeared that this project has been abandoned. Montgomery Energy Partners lists 1595 MW of pending projects across the United States, but does not list this project. Nor does Montgomery Energy Partners list Buffalo Managers among its partners.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Buffalo Energy Partners (Buffalo Managers and Montgomery Energy Partners)
Location: Glenrock, WY
Capacity: 1100 MW
Type: IGCC
Projected in service: 2009
Status: abandoned


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  1. Buffalo Energy to Develop Western U.S. IGCC Plant, Power Engineering, December 15, 2006.
  2. Company Moves Ahead On Plant Plans, Jackson Hole Star-Tribune, November 16, 2006.
  3. Status of New Coal-fired Plants in the West March 25, 2008
  4. Company Overview, Montgomery Energy Partners website, accessed 10/30/08/

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