Category: Energy (Cost) Savings Program

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Program: Funding Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Power offers a variety of ways to assist customers in maximizing the efficient utilization of electricity. Customer participation is voluntary and is initiated by following the participation procedures on the wattsmart® Business Section of the Rocky Mountain Power Website. The wattsmart® Business Program offers a variety of services and cash incentives to encourage …

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Utah’s Office of Energy Development’s U-Save Energy Fund Program: Funding Opportunities

The Utah U-Save Energy Fund Program (“U-Save”) finances energy-related cost reduction retrofits for publicly-owned buildings, including: state, tribal, municipal (city and county, which can include publicly-owned drinking water systems), public school districts, charter schools, public colleges, and public university facilities. Through U-Save, low interest rate loans are provided to assist these institutions in financing their …

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Drinking Water Board’s SRF Program: Funding Opportunities

The Drinking Water Board administers the State’s Revolving Fund which provides financial assistance to public drinking water systems for water project construction.  The Division of Drinking Water (the Division or DDW), acting as staff to the Drinking Water Board (the Board), provides oversight to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) financial assistance program.  The …

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Energy Service Companies: Funding Opportunities

Energy performance contracting is a method of procurement that enables public entities to select a partner in making energy efficiency improvements to their facilities, without the need for capital expenditures.  Enabled in Utah by the State legislature (Utah Code 11-44) this method of construction has three significant requirements: annual savings must exceed annual project repayment …

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Self-funding Through Energy Savings: Funding Opportunities

Some communities may be able to self-fund energy efficient projects. This is typically done with a fund within the city’s budget that is not needed for a couple of years. The responsible party of the fund (let’s call it the “Agency Fund”) will arrange to invest its money into the city’s water fund to build …

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