Rocky Mountain Power plans to offer a new program that allows customers to subscribe to receive some or all of their electricity from the power of the sun. The Blue Sky subscriber solar program gives customers a choice to use solar even if they cannot afford rooftop solar panels or do not want them on their home.
“The subscriber solar program provides a way to buy solar energy from a new solar resource right here in Utah,” said Lucky Morse, Subscriber Solar Project Manager. “Our customers have told us they want more choices for renewable energy and subscriber solar is a convenient, affordable option.”
Rocky Mountain Power will fund the building of at least 15 megawatts of solar power here in Utah to be used for the new program. Customers will be able to sign up for a two, five, seven or ten year commitment for part or all of their electricity needs.
Participants will be able to subscribe in 200-kilowatt hour blocks up to their total usage. Residential customers will receive a “locked-in” generation of approximately 8.8 cents per kilowatt hour, plus about 4 cents for transmission and distribution, totaling about 12.8 cents per kilowatt hour. These rates are estimates and could change based on the final cost of solar projects, which will be built following a competitive bid process. (…)