University of Utah Increases Green Power Commitment

September 30, 2011

The University of Utah is now purchasing more than 98 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable wind energy generation. The university's participation in Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky Renewable Energy Program is made possible through a student fee-funded sustainability program. Renewable energy is provided to the university via renewable energy credits (RECs), which are purchased through Rocky Mountain Power and 3Degrees.

The university's Office of Sustainability is encouraging students, faculty and staff to utilize renewable energy by signing up for the Blue Sky Program. Rocky Mountain Power is offering a challenge grant during the upcoming public radio fall pledge drive, allowing public radio members to enroll in Blue Sky when they make a donation to the public radio station.

News Release -Green Power at the U Goes Big with Blue Sky Visionary Designation