Green Power Partnership
|City of Moab, UT|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||115.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2003|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of Moab, Utah, a 2003 Green Power Leadership Award winner, made a commitment to renewable energy in February 2002 by purchasing 68 MWh annually of wind power. To build upon the City's purchase, the Moab Blue Sky Community Challenge was created to encourage and motivate Moabites to demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy by purchasing one or more blocks of wind energy from the local utility. On April 22, 2003, the Moab Blue Sky Community Challenge began with a goal of signing up five percent of the area's residents and businesses by October 2003, a goal reached in a little more than one month. By year's end, nearly nine percent of Moab-area electric customers were purchasing the wind energy product (an additional 1,450 MWh) and nearly 1.5 percent of the community's total energy was coming from wind power. Rallying the community together behind clean renewable energy, the community's combined purchase has had significant environmental and educational benefits. In fact, two other prominent Utah communities have expressed interest in creating similar clean energy programs for their communities, and the Moab community created an outreach model that can be replicated across the country.