Top DOE Official To Tour Wyoming Energy Facilities
Written by jordanmckamey on August 13, 2019
A top official with the U.S. Department of Energy will visit Wyoming next week for a firsthand look at the State’s investments in fossil energy technology and the mining industry.
Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has accepted an invitation from Governor Gordon to visit the Cowboy State Aug. 21-23. Winberg and several DOE staff will spend three days touring Wyoming’s energy industry and research facilities. Stops will include the Integrated Test Center–the Wyoming Carbon Storage Assurance and Facility Enterprise’s (CarbonSAFE) project–a coal mine–power plant, and facilities at the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources.
The invitation to tour Wyoming was extended by the Governor when the two men met at the Utah Energy Summit in May. The Office of Fossil Energy is the primary lead at DOE for advancing carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies–which Governor Gordon has consistently championed.