Wygen II

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Wygen II is a 95.0-megawatt (MW) mine-mouth coal-fired power station operated by near Gillette, Wyoming.


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Plant Data

  • Owners: Wyoming Electric
  • Parent Company: Black Hills Corporation[1]
  • 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)[2]
  • 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.[3]

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.[4]

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