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Summit County

The Summit County Council had a fairly routine meeting Wednesday, and the longest discussion was about the prospective renewal of a Franchise Agreement with Rocky Mountain Power.

Council member Chris Robinson had several questions on the details of the agreement—but he told KPCW it’s been decades since the deal was reviewed.

The council did not come to a decision about the agreement, which allows the power company to use the county right-of-way. Robinson said they will take up the item again in a couple of weeks.

Heber Light and Power

Heber Light and Power Company and Rocky Mountain Power return to the Wasatch Planning Commission on Thursday to request a Conditional Use Permit for the construction of the Jordanelle-Midway Transmission Line continuation through the Heber Valley. A citizens group known as VOLT wants people to know about the special work session and to encourage citizens to show up at the planning meeting. Last December, the Planning Commission asked the applicants to return with more information including studies evaluating the costs of burying some of the lines. Carolyn Murray has this:

  Cada Domingo speaks with Spencer Hall, Rocky Mountain Power Representative, about a scam targeting the Hispanic community. We’ll talk about precautions we should take to avoid being scammed.We will also discuss tricks to help lower the use and cost of electricity. Hablamos con Spencer Hall, Representante para Rocky Mountain Power. Hablamos de una estafa que esta enfocada en victimizar a las comunidades hispanas en Utah. También hablamos de las precauciones que debemos tomar.  Discutimos trucos para disminuir el uso y el costo de la electricidad.

 

State representatives on the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee heard from local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power about efforts to provide municipalities with renewable energy options.

The meeting, held at the capitol building, addressed efforts to provide options for those communities interested in investing in renewable energy.

Local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power appealed to the committee to change regulations to allow the agreement to move forward. Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains.

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:

More Wind Power Blowing This Way

Jul 25, 2018
Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power has major wind and transmission expansion plans that include new farms and updating existing systems in Wyoming.  Currently the state of Utah still gets most of its power from coal burning plants. Park City and Summit County have plans to be net zero over the next 15 years. Rocky Mountain Power continues to work on strategies to help the City and County reach their goals. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

The Summit County council meeting will open at the Kimball Junction Transit Center this afternoon before heading back to the Richins Building.

The council meeting starts at 2:30 pm in this unusual location. Summit County manager Tom Fisher says the meeting will kick off by hosting representatives from Rocky Mountain Power to highlight Park City and Summit County’s initiatives to have net-zero carbon footprints by 2022.

Rocky Mountain Power is seeking bids for new solar, wind and geothermal projects in Utah as part of an effort to increase renewable power generation on the PacifiCorp system. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

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

Utah Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Wasatch County

Jan 12, 2018
Wasatch County

Earlier this month, the Utah Court of Appeals set aside an order by the state’s Utility Facility Review Board in favor of Wasatch County’s statutory authority to protect ridgeline view corridors as outlined in the county code.  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: 

November 14th Is Deadline for New Net Metering Changes

Nov 9, 2017
Utah Clean Energy.Org

RMP Proposed Settlement Is Opportunity For Customers

Aug 30, 2017
rockymountainpower.net

Last November Rocky Mountain Power proposed a new rooftop solar metering plan that infuriated those who have made the investment to have solar panels installed. In response, the Park City Council sent a letter to the public service commission condemning the rate changes. Now Governor Gary Herbert is proposing a settlement between Rocky Mountain Power and the many stake holders. KPCW’s Melissa Allison tells us why it’s important and how you can take advantage of it.

On today's program, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the Agreement announced for Utah Rooftop Solar and the rest of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Carol Clawson, a Heber City resident and competitor (along with her dog Kita) at this year’s Soldier Hollow Classic, has details about this weekend's Soldier Hollow Classic. Park City Hospital spokesperson Amy Roberts and the Director of the Live Well Center Kelly Woodward discuss the upcoming upcoming 5K-9 to help people and their pets live healthier lives. 

Solar Panels in Park City

Last November, Rocky Mountain Power proposed net metering changes to Utah customers with rooftop solar.  The proposed new fees will extend the payback period for residential solar customers.  Carolyn Murray has more on this .  

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