Utah Power, a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, introduced a new version of its Blue Sky renewable power option that lowers the cost of wind energy for large purchasers. Under the "traditional" Blue Sky option, businesses and residential customers can purchase wind energy in 100-kWh increments for $1.95 each, or a premium of 1.95¢/kWh.
Under the new Blue Sky QS (quantity savings) program, commercial customers that purchase more than 10,000 kWh of wind energy each month for at least one year can obtain a volume purchase discount. The cost is based on a downward sliding scale. For example, a commercial customer who purchases 150, 100-kWh blocks (or 15,000 kWh) of wind energy per month will pay 1.53¢/kWh, while a customer who buys 30,000 kWh per month will pay 1.12¢/kWh. The utility has developed an online calculator to help commercial customers determine the cost of their purchase.
News Release - Utah Power offers discount for large renewable power purchases