Time: 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Every three years, MRES offers its members the opportunity to tour the Laramie River Station (LRS), a coal-fired power plant located near Wheatland, Wyo. LRS is the primary source of power for MRES. The trip also includes a tour of the Dry Fork Coal Mine located in Gillette, Wyo. The Dry Fork Coal Mine provides much of the coal used at the LRS plant.

Participants will tour the LRS plant on the first day, spend the night in Gillette, tour the coal mine the morning of the second day and then return home.

There are many important issues affecting LRS, MRES, and our members, including the ongoing installation of pollution control equipment, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, and the regional haze issue, which will be discussed in detail during the tour.

The tour is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28. Space will be limited and will be on a first-come, first served basis.

This tour is always a popular attraction with members and a great source of information. The tour is a great opportunity for your council and commission members, as well as utility employees, and local media to obtain a greater understanding about your community’s power supply.

Attached is information regarding the tour, along with a registration form. Please register by June 21, 2019, so that the necessary accommodations can be finalized.

Please feel free to contact Jody Peck at or by phone at 605-338-4042 with any questions you may have.

LRS Tour Brochure

Laramie River Station and Dry Fork Coal Mine Tour Online Registration

Thanks for registering for the Laramie River Station and Dry Fork Mine Tour! Please note that you will receive an email confirmation from MRES once you have submitted the Registration Form. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please call Lisa Korthals at 800-678-4042, or email her at