Moab - Green Power Community (Utah)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Moab - Green Power Community|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 3.2%
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-12-08|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2004-12-08
In August 2004, the City of Moab, Castle Valley, Park Creek Ranch, and Spanish Valley, Utah, became the first community in the nation to meet and exceed the EPA Green Power Partnership’s minimum benchmark for green power usage with voluntary purchases. By having 4 percent of the Moab Area Community’s electricity offset by renewable power, EPA estimates the environmental benefit is equivalent to avoiding the generation of four million pounds of carbon dioxide.
Green Power Communities are a new type of partner for EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which provides assistance and recognition to organizations that demonstrate environmental leadership by choosing green power. Green Power Communities are recognized by EPA’s Green Power Partnership for having area homes, businesses, organizations and local governments voluntarily commit to switch a portion of their collective electric power usage to green power through individual and organizational purchases.
The Green Power Campaign in the Greater Moab Area was led by the Moab Green Power Steering Committee, which is made up of citizens, business leaders and public officials and was aided by Utah Clean Energy and Utah Power. The Moab Area Community is purchasing green power generated from wind power.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.