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Guest opinion: Renewable energy program will be responsible, affordable, impactful

By Angela Choberka and Dan Dugan - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Sep 9, 2023

Angela Choberka, vice chair of the board, is a member of the Ogden City Council (District 1). Dan Dugan, chair of the board, is a member of the Salt Lake City Council (District 6).

We are elected officials who serve on the executive committee of the Utah Renewable Communities (URC) — a coalition of 18 towns, cities and counties working to launch a new net-100% renewable electricity program for Rocky Mountain Power customers in our communities. We hope to clear up some misinformation and misunderstanding about this program.

Our goal is to offer customers a choice to supplement their current energy mix with additional renewable energy at a minimal cost increase. We are currently in the process of submitting a program application to the Utah Public Service Commission for review with a program launch targeted for 2024 or early 2025. By law, the program cannot increase costs for customers who choose not to participate.

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