Heber Light and Power

Wasatch County

Rocky Mountain Power Company and the municipal power company, Heber Light and Power, are evaluating the feasibility of burying new high power lines through the Heber Valley. The community has expressed opposition to the original plan which would run the 100 foot power poles through sensitive view corridors. Rocky Mountain Power would pay for the costs of installing above ground lines but the Heber Valley Community would have to pay for the difference in costs to bury them.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch County with View of Mt. Timpanogas

The Heber Light and Power is considering entering into an energy contract with a small Nuclear Power plant, not yet built, in Corvallis, Oregon.  Heber Light and Power is an Interlocal, community owned power company providing energy to the Heber Valley. With projected downscaling and decommissioning of coal plants, the community is looking for replacement energy sources. They’re considering a power contract with the Nuclear Power Company, NuScale. Carolyn Murray has this update.

Heber Light and Power

The Heber Light and Power Board will take a trip to Corvallis, Oregon to learn about a small nuclear power plant currently under construction and to consider investment opportunities including buying future energy.  They continue negotiations with Rocky Mountain Power to find alternatives to installing giant power transmission lines through the heart of the Heber Valley. Carolyn Murray has this update:

Heber City Airport

During Kelleen Potter’s successful campaign for Heber City mayor last November, she pledged to reform how city government deals with growth and how the Heber City Council communicates with constituents.  Potter, who is also now Chairman of Heber Light & Power, conducts her first meeting with the company’s board today at 4pm.  Carolyn Murray has this

Residents Of The Heber Valley Oppose New Power Project

Dec 11, 2017

A group of Wasatch County residents, calling themselves, VOLT, wants to put a stop to a project to install high voltage power lines through Wasatch County. The group claims the agreement was made without public input. Carolyn Murray has this: 

Heber Light and Power is considering a 6-percent rate increase this year for its more than 11-thousand customers. Leslie Thatcher has more.

KPCW

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jason Norlen, general manager of Heber Light and Power, to talk about the proposed 6 percent rate increase. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce updates us on Wednesday's meeting. Being Evel director Daniel Junge talks about his documentary of Evel Kneivel and Sara Moola president of WOLF - Warrior Outdoor Leadership or the Future - explains how the nonprofit helps the children of military special ops when they're killed in action.

In an unexpected move, Heber City mayor Alan McDonald dismissed Heber City council members Kelleen Potter and Heidi Franco from their positions on the Heber Light and Power Board of Directors. This comes after the mayor ran for election with one of his campaign issues being the Heber Light and Power scandal when board members voted in pay raises for themselves and the Chief Financial Officer was arrested on charges of embezzlement.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher spoke with the two council members for their take on the issue.

Last year at this time, a much needed expansion of the Rocky Mountain Power substation in the Bonanza Park area stirred significant controversy - but expanded power needs in Park City now will be supplied by other sources. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A former Heber Light & Power employee has been arrested on a second degree felony for allegedly charging more than $100,000 on the company's credit card.

The Wasatch Wave is reporting that 54-year-old Anthony L. Furness of Heber City used a company credit card to pay for personal expenses between 2010 and 2013. Citing court documents from the Attorney General's office, Furness was the company's chief financial officer between 2006 and 2013. He allegedly concealed the personal charges by submitting expense account statements and claiming the charges were business related.