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Official: Still no progress on 2 Elk plant

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 1, 2014 at 4:38 pm •  Published: April 1, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A power plant that has been in the works for 18 years remains stalled three months after the officially scheduled date when construction was supposed to have resumed, a Wyoming official said.

The state Industrial Siting Division has been waiting to hear from Greenwood Village, Colo.-based North American Power Group about its latest timetable for building the Two Elk power plant, division Administrator Luke Esch said Tuesday.

"They need to update their construction schedule because they did not commence construction in January, as they had indicated a year ago from today," Esch said.

An attorney for the agency has been in contact with Mary Throne, an attorney for the company, Esch said. Brad Enzi, North American Power Group's Cheyenne-based vice president, did not return messages, and Throne declined comment Tuesday.

A year ago Tuesday, the state Industrial Siting Council approved a seventh permit extension in 16 years for the $800 million project. The council reviews major industrial projects so that nearby towns are better able to anticipate and handle influxes of workers and heavy traffic.

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