July 31, 2018
OGDEN, Utah — Today the Ogden Rescue Mission celebrated the completion of its Blue Sky renewable energy project. Forty percent of the mission’s energy usage now comes from the sun.
The 131-panel rooftop solar array will enable the shelter to save more than $6,000 a year and redirect valuable funding to better assist the homeless in Ogden in providing meals, clothing and lodging to those who are in need.
The project was made possible by an $112,275 grant from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky customers, and marks the program’s 140th renewable energy grant awarded to community-serving organizations since 2006.
“In past years, we have often struggled to manage our utility bills,” said Judy Doud, executive director for the Ogden Rescue Mission. “With our Blue Sky installment we are able to reduce our costs, enabling our generous donations to stretch further – we are thrifty and being able to take advantage of solar energy really helps with that.”
Since 2006, Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky customers have voluntarily supported wind and solar energy generation in the region. Blue Sky has provided more than $10 million in funding to community-based renewable energy projects. More information about the Blue Sky program is available at www.rockymountainpower.net/bluesky.