See which 18 Utah communities are taking the lead on clean electricity
By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 15, 2022, 7:00 a.m.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Wind turbines rotate amid solar panels north of Milford on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Eighteen Utah communities have opted into a state agency that will accelerate conversion to renewable electricity for their residents.
Roughly a quarter of Rocky Mountain Power’s Utah customers are headed to 100% renewable electricity from the Community Renewable Energy Agency, a public entity created by the Legislature that is the first of its kind in the nation.
Under the 2019 Utah Community Renewable Energy Act, 18 Utah cities, towns and counties have committed to having the agency negotiate with Rocky Mountain so that all of their residents can buy clean, renewable electricity by 2030. The plan required legislation to allow the Utah Public Service Commission to regulate the group separately and allow different rates.