NEWS: Critics say Utah power company’s plan violates EPA ruling

Published by Herald & Review From Al Hartmann via the Salt Lake Tribune and Associated Press April 8, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah power company has come under fire by critics who say its latest 20-year strategic plan contains elements that would violate federal law. Rocky …

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NEWS: Utah energy provider plans major wind turbine expansion

KUTV By: Associated Press April 5, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to build a wind turbine in Wyoming that would power more Utah homes by 2021. Rocky Mountain Power officials said Tuesday that they want to build a $3.5 billion wind …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power plans major wind turbine expansion

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published 4/4/2017   Wyoming wind will be powering more Utah homes by 2021, Rocky Mountain Power announced Tuesday. The state’s largest provider of electricity said it plans to build a $3.5 billion wind generation and transmission project in southwestern Wyoming over the next three …

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NEWS: Solar jobs growth hot in Utah, more than twice national average

Deseret News Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: February 7, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A new report shows Utah’s solar industry was sizzling hot last year, adding jobs at more than twice the national rate — growing 65 percent from 2015 to 2016. Nationwide, 1 in every 50 jobs created …

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Op Ed: My view: Rocky Mountain Power looking out for all its customers

By David Eskelsen Published: January 15, 2017 Deseret News The Deseret News’ Dec. 20 editorial ignored some important distinctions in discussing the current debate over compensation and rates for electricity produced by residential customers who choose to install their own solar power systems. It’s reasonable for Deseret News to advocate …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power says plant’s ‘research farm’ is perfectly safe

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 24 2016   Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have …

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NEWS: Adversaries in Utah fight take a break, for now

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Rocky Mountain Power Inc. and solar advocates have declared a cease-fire in Utah’s burgeoning solar war. The two sides appeared poised for a fight at the state Public Service Commission this week over the application of new rates for rooftop …

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NEWS: Utah environmentalists decry ‘haphazard’ plan to build pipeline for mine wastewater

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune  Dec 10 2016 02:51PM   The permanent closure of PacifiCorp’s once-productive Deer Creek coal mine is nearing completion, but the utility still must figure out what to do with the millions of gallons of metals-laced water backing up in the Emery County mine. Currently, …

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NEWS: New deadline for solar customers axed by Public Service Commission

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Dec. 9, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — To the relief of the solar industry and Utah customers who buy rooftop systems after Friday, the Public Service Commission suspended a request by Rocky Mountain Power that new residential solar energy producers be subject to possible rate changes. The …

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