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Amy Joi O’Donoghue – Deseret News

Four new wind farms are poised for development in Utah after Rocky Mountain Power inked agreements with the companies to buy the power over 20 years.

The farms, once in action, will have the capacity to produce 300 megawatts of energy, or enough to power 93,600 homes.

Ultimately, funneling that renewable resource through Rocky Mountain Power’s electrical grid will mean Utah has a cleaner energy portfolio because more wind power ultimately means fewer carbon emissions.

“What is fabulous and unique about these power purchase agreements with these renewable resources is that they are for 20 years or more,” said Sophie Hayes, staff attorney with Utah Clean Energy. “That means the prices are going to stay the same. You can’t do that with many fuel resources because the costs go up and down. This resource is not subject to that volatility.” (…)

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