Wygen II is a 95.0-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal-fired power station operated by near Gillette, Wyoming.
- Owners: Wyoming Electric
- Parent Company: Black Hills Corporation
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 95.0 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 95.0 MW (2008)
- Location: Gillette complex, Campbell County, WY
- GPS Coordinates: 44.291854, -105.380767
- Technology: Subcritical
- Coal type: Sub Bituminous
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source: Wyodak Mine (Black Hills)
- Number of Employees:
- Unit Retirements:
The power station is part of the Neil Simpson Complex, along with several other plants: Neil Simpson 1 (1970), Neil Simpson 2 (1995), and Wygen I (2003). All these plants use coal from the nearby Wyodak Mine.
The state air permit for Wygen II was opposed by the National Park Service, due to pollution impacts on the Badlands and Wind Cave National Monument.
Wygen II went into operation on January 1, 2008.
- Powder River Basin Resource Council, Jill Morrison, jillm [at] powderriverbasin.org
- "Black Hills Corp 2019 Annual Report" blackhillscorp, accessed June 17,2020
- "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.
- Black Hills Corporation 2006 shareholder report, accessed January 2008.
- "Black Hills Corporation Announces Commencement of Wygen II Power Plant Commercial Operations for Cheyenne Light Customers," PR Newswire, January 10, 2008.
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