Wednesday, October 11, 2017

USA, Utah: Agreement Made to Provide 20 MW Geothermal Energy to University

University of Utah to get half its power from renewable sources under new deal with energy providers (Salt Lake Tribune)

Plan was announced at the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 2.

The University of Utah is preparing to flip the switch on geothermal and solar energy for its Salt Lake City campus.

Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the U. will buy half its total electricity usage from carbon-free providers for the next 25 years, including 20 megawatts of geothermal power from Cyrq Energy and 10 megawatts of solar power from Berkshire Hathaway.

Rocky Mountain Power will deliver the electricity through its network, with the flow of energy expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019, according to U. Sustainability Office spokeswoman Liz Ivkovich.