Paul and I attended a "Green" Fair in SLC last month and heard about BlueSky, through Rocky Mountain Power. Here's the jist of it....
How does Blue Sky work?
- You buy wind energy in 100 kilowatt-hour (kwh) increments, called blocks, for just $1.95 more per block per month.
- Rocky Mountain Power buys renewable energy certificates on your behalf equal to your Blue SkySM purchase and helps develop small-scale renewable projects in the communities we serve.
- You can buy as many blocks as you'd like. Ten blocks per month covers about 100 percent of an average home's electricity use.
- Participation is voluntary. You can cancel your enrollment anytime.
- Get additional information about Blue Sky resources
- Get more details in our frequently asked questions.
Real benefits now and for the futureBuying one 100-kwh block of Blue Sky each month for a year is as good for the environment as planting nearly 17 trees or not driving a car for 1,486 miles!*
Needless to say I was a little reluctant at first, since it's more money and we don't get the benefits of the renewable energy for our home per say. But, by signing up, you...
- influence the future of energy production
- encourage the development of new renewable energy in our region, which benefits local economies
- preserve the environment and conserve resources for future generations
And no, I'm not affliated with them at all, nor getting anything in return for this. I just thought it'd be cool to help others learn how to support renewable energy sources.
Here's a link to enroll (if you have Rocky Mountain Power). Enroll now »