News: Utah lawmakers switch votes, pass Rocky Mountain Power clean energy bill

Robert Walton
Utility Dive
March 14, 2016

Dive Brief:

  • Lawmakers in the Utah House have signed off on the Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act, a measure supported by Rocky Mountain Power to simplify recouping costs and put in place a sustainable transportation and energy pilot program.
  • But the measure was altered from a previous version, giving the Public Service Commission more oversight, though it still allows for 100% recovery of utility costs.
  • Lawmakers initially rejected the measure by a vote of 33-40, but The Salt Lake Tribune reports lawmakers reconsidered the legislation and voted to pass it 46-26.

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