Participating Communities

Nearly two dozen Utah communities adopted resolutions in 2019 to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2030. As of November 1, 2021, 15 communities have officially taken the next step in their participation by signing the Governance Agreement. There is a deadline of May 2022 to sign the Governance Agreement by other "Eligible Communities." Learn more about the process here.

ANCHORS 

Communities that are listed as "anchors" have made additional voluntary maximum "anchor payment" commitments as described in Schedule 2 of the governance agreement to ensure full funding of the estimated $700,000 program implementation cost. These anchor payments are in addition to the required "initial payments" as described in Schedule 1 of the governance agreement. As other eligible communities decide to join as participants (see the "Participant Track" section, below), the required anchor payments reduce proportionally. All financial commitments are subject to appropriation by each local government's governing body.

Town of Castle Valley
City Government

The Town of Castle Valley, located approximately 15 miles northeast of Moab, Utah, is a small residential/agricultural community with no commercial or industrial development. The sensitive nature of the land and water of Castle Valley and the effects of climate change call for creative and new ways of managing our local and global environments. Castle Valley supports the goals of the Community Renewable Energy Act to achieve net-100% renewable energy by 2030.

Contact:

Pamela Gibson, Council Member

pamelag[at]castlevalleyutah.com

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Grand County
County Government
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Millcreek
City Government

Millcreek’s unique setting between the Wasatch Mountains and Jordan River offers access to cherished open spaces and outdoor recreation opportunities. Millcreek emphasizes the importance of sustainability in protecting these amenities and has prioritized a variety of sustainability initiatives to do so. One such initiative is consideration of renewable energy opportunities, including a 2019 resolution to reach net-100% renewable energy by 2030.

Contact:

Samantha DeSeelhorst, Associate Planner & Sustainability Analyst

sdeseelhorst[at]ch.utah.gov 

801-944-7069

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Moab
City Government

Moab is located in one of the fastest warming areas of the continental U.S., and committed to participating in the global effort to maintain a climate that supports our natural systems and human communities. In 2017 the City of Moab adopted a resolution establishing goals for the Moab community to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2032, and an 80% carbon reduction by 2040. The resolution was updated in 2019 to move the net-100% date to 2030. 

 

Contact: 

Mila Dunbar-Irwin

miladunbarirwin[at]moabcity.org

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Park City
City Government

Park City has made North America’s most ambitious climate goals: to be net-zero carbon and run on 100% renewable electricity for city operations by 2022, and for the whole community by 2030. These goals, passed unanimously by City Council with strong community support, are not just aspirational but achievable.

More information: www.parkcity.org/departments/sustainability

Contact:

Luke Cartin

luke.cartin[at]parkcity.org

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Salt Lake City
City Government

A joint resolution first adopted in 2016 established goals for the Salt Lake City community to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2032 and an 80% carbon reduction by 2040. The resolution was updated in 2019 to move the community date to 2030. Learn more at www.slcgreen.com/100

 

For questions, please contact christopher.thomas[at]slcgov.com

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Summit County
County Government

Summit County’s Environmental Stewardship Strategic Priority includes the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County government operations by 80% below their 2016 level by 2040; and to implement strategies and policies to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions countywide by 80% below their 2014 level by 2050.  To accomplish this goal, Summit County will transition to net 100% renewable electrical energy for all government operations by 2030; and make net 100% renewable energy readily available to its residents and businesses.

Contact:

Emily Quinton, Sustainability Manager

equinton[at]summitcounty.org

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PARTICIPANTS

Communities on the "Participant Track" have signed or are considering signing the governance agreement before July 31st, 2021. These communities commit to the required "initial payments" as described in Schedule 1 of the governance agreement. All financial commitments are subject to appropriation by each local government's governing body.

Alta
City Government
Cottonwood Heights
City Government

A community beloved as a gateway to world-famous outdoor recreation areas, Cottonwood Heights recognizes the potential of renewable energy in addressing environmental concerns that affect these outdoor areas, as well as affect the general health, safety, and welfare of the City. In an effort to explore renewable energy options, Cottonwood Heights signed a 2019 resolution aspiring toward net-100% renewable electricity available for City operations by 2022, and available City-wide by 2030. In considering renewable energy opportunities, Cottonwood Heights maintains a focus on affordability, reliability, and environmental stewardship.

Contact:

Samantha DeSeelhorst, Associate Planner & Sustainability Analyst

sdeseelhorst[at]ch.utah.gov 

801-944-7069

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City Government
Holladay
City Government

For many, Holladay conjures iconic images of winding creeks lined with beautiful mature trees. Holladay’s community members have a great appreciation for these natural resources and understand the critical role that they play in the long-term health and resiliency of the city. To protect these natural resources, as well as support this community resiliency, Holladay has undertaken multiple sustainability goals, including aspiring toward net-100% renewable energy via a resolution passed in 2019.

Contact:

Samantha DeSeelhorst, Associate Planner & Sustainability Analyst

sdeseelhorst[at]ch.utah.gov 

801-944-7069

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Kearns
City Government
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City Government
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Salt Lake County
County Government

Salt Lake County has adopted a resolution indicating our participation in the Community Renewable Energy Act with the goal of achieving 100% emission reductions by 2030. In the fall of 2020 the county passed a proclamation signing on to the Utah Climate Compact and recognizing the threat that climate change poses to our citizens, business and community. It further mandates the county to take meaningful action to mitigate its own impact on a warming planet. 

Contact:

Michael Shea

mshea[at]slco.org

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Springdale
City Government
ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES

The following local governments are eligible to sign the governance agreement because they adopted resolutions supporting net-100% renewable electricity for their communities by 2030.

Bluffdale
City Government
Coalville
City Government
Emigration Canyon Township
Township Government
Kamas
City Government
Oakley
City Government
Orem
City Government
West Jordan
City Government
West Valley City
City Government
Bare Rock