Blue Sky Renewable Energy Gives a Green Glow to Salt Lake City and Park City Holiday Lights

December 03, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY – Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program is making the holidays brighter again this year, thanks to participating customers in Utah. In total, Blue Sky is supporting 310 megawatt-hours of renewable wind energy to “green” holiday lighting displays in Salt Lake City and Park City.

“Our Blue Sky customers are playing Santa for the communities of Salt Lake City and Park City, helping to avoid more than 380,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions,” said Alene Bentley, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager. “That’s equivalent to the environmental benefit of keeping about 140 cars off the road instead of driving them across the country from Los Angeles to New York City.”

Holiday lighting displays being “greened” with Blue Sky renewable energy include:

Trolley Square’s “Holiday Lights On” – Nov. 11 to Jan. 1

Gallivan Center holiday lights – Nov. 23 to Jan. 19

Hogle Zoo’s “ZooLights!” – Dec. 3-31 (closed Christmas Day)

Park City Main Street holiday lighting – Nov. 23 to April 15

In addition to the green glow of renewable energy, more than 14,000 of the bulbs used in these holiday lighting displays are LEDs, which use much less electricity and last far longer than traditional incandescent Christmas lights.

More than 35,700 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Utah participate in the Blue Sky program. They are choosing to support renewable energy development in the West and help increase the demand for renewable energy resources. Additionally, Blue Sky customers have supported 78 community-based projects in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho since 2006, with more to be announced soon. For more information about the program, visit rockymountainpower.net/bluesky.

Separate from Blue Sky, Rocky Mountain Power is among the top regulated utility owners of wind power in the nation, second only to its sister utility, MidAmerican Energy Company.


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