Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
Updated: July 2017
Utah has seen a population growth rate of 1.67 percent per year on average from 2008 to 2015, while the consumption of electricity has increased an average of 0.98% per year over the same period. In 2014, energy expenditures per capita were $3,653, which ranked Utah 46th among all U.S. states.
The main electric utility in Utah is PacificCorp, an investor-owned utility serving five western states and doing business in Utah as Rocky Mountain Power. Serving about 860,000 customers, RMP provides more than 80% of the electricity consumed in the state. Other customers are served by either municipal utilities or rural electric cooperatives. Questar Gas Company is the largest operating natural gas utility, serving 948,000 customers in Utah.
Electricity Demand-Side Management
Natural Gas Demand-Side Management
ELECTRICITY DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER (RMP)
- Residential Programs
- Rocky Mountain Power offers rebates for home insulation, air duct sealing and insulation, high efficiency windows, Energy Star® appliances, evaporative cooling, and high efficiency lighting. It also offers rebates to builders who build houses that meet or exceed Energy Star® standards.
- Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Programs
- Rocky Mountain power offers engineering support and cash incentives to help commercial, industrial and agricultural customers upgrade the energy efficiency of their processes. A wide range of energy efficiency measures are eligible for incentives. Under the Irrigation Load Control Program, agricultural customers receive utility bill credits if they agree to curtail irrigation pumping during summer afternoons. Customers in the oil and gas industries receive rebates for pump off controller and submersible pump retrofits. The self-direct program gives large commercial and industrial customers the opportunity to receive bill credits if they self-fund and implemenet energy efficiency projects at their facilities.
UTAH ASSOCIATED MUNICIPAL POWER SUPPLIERS (UAMPS)
UAMPS is an association of 45 municipal power providers. Collectively they offer rebates to residential customers rebates for installing Energy Star® lighting and appliances, upgrading home heating and cooling systems, and for recycling refrigerators and freezers.
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NATURAL GAS DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT
QUESTAR GAS COMPANY
Questar developed a website (ThermWise.com) featuring its energy efficiency programs for businesses, homes, and builders. For residential customers, Questar offers rebates on energy-efficient appliances, home weatherization, and ENERGY STAR new homes. Businesses are eligible for rebates on a wide range of gas-saving measures.