Renewable energy project in Millcreek launches
Millcreek — Millcreek will soon generate its own clean, renewable power thanks to a funding award from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program participants. The money will support the installation of solar panels at Millcreek’s new City Hall.
The award of $460,000 will cover 77 percent of the installation cost of the 120 kW solar panel system with a 30 kW battery.
Millcreek joins more than 200 organizations across Rocky Mountain Power’s service area that, since 2006, have received awards for community-based renewable projects, including solar, wind, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy. This project is one of six selected this year through a competitive-evaluation process.
“We are thrilled that we were selected for this award and so grateful to Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky participants who made it possible,” says Jeff Silvestrini, mayor. “This solar panel project is not only a win for the environment but for the local community, too. By generating our own electricity, we’ll save on energy costs — and that means we can dedicate more of our budget to the needs of our residents.”
Blue Sky is an opt-in program that gives Rocky Mountain Power customers an option to match all or part of their energy use with renewable energy — reducing their carbon footprints and driving demand for new renewable energy in the West. Through the Blue Sky Block option,
participants also support qualifying, renewable energy projects for community-serving organizations such as schools, community centers, and arts organizations.
“For more than 20 years, the Blue Sky program has offered Rocky Mountain Power customers a simple and powerful way to live their values, reduce their carbon footprint and support renewable energy,” said Travis Jones, Regional Business Manager at Rocky Mountain Power. “Unlike most green power programs, Blue Sky goes beyond the purchase of renewable energy credits to help fund additional smaller energy projects for organizations in our communities. Through projects such as this, Blue Sky participants are powering a better future for local communities.”
Construction on Millcreek’s new City Hall began in March 2022. It is expected to begin generating power in fall 2023. For more information visit www.millcreek.us or RockyMountainPower.net/BlueSky.