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Provo Power Forum

Our city employees work hard to provide you with the best service they can. Provo Power is holding an Energy Forum and has requested public input on the future of energy resource possibilities. This forum will take place on October 18th at 7:00pm at the Provo City Power building (251 West 800 North). The public is encouraged to attend.

If you'd like to learn more about Provo Power, their goals and initiatives, and the forum, please continue to read the information below.

Courtesy of Provo City Power staff:

At its heart, public power is all about hometown decision making that puts customers first — because it is not-for-profit. Community members have a direct and powerful voice in utility decision making. Provo Power is the largest Public Power Utility in Utah, and strives to be the most reliable, not only in Utah, but in the nation. Through it all, public power utilities keep the lights on, improving lives every day.

On a local level, Provo Power contributes over seven million dollars a year to the general fund (City Budget) to use for emergency services including police and fire personnel and other services. Without this contribution, the city would lack critical positions in our emergency workforce to help keep our community safe.

Throughout the year, Provo Power contributes not only money, but services to our community by participating in the United Way Day of Caring, Scouting and Educational/School projects, etc. We provide accurate information during a power outage as to the cause and estimated restoration to help our customers know that their best interest is in mind. We also provide educational and informational resources and activities to the public so that for generations to come, our customers will know and understand the benefits of what Public Power does for them. It is our mission and goal to make sure that all of our customers know that we care and that we are doing our best as a public power provider to serve you the most reliable power.

Energy Forum & Request for Public Input

In coordination with the Provo Sustainability Committee, and Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA), we are hosting a public meeting and requesting public input regarding our current energy resource portfolio and the direction Provo takes moving forward. During this meeting, information about our current energy portfolio and energy demand will be presented with the opportunity for our customers to discuss other energy resource possibilities and the future for Provo and UMPA.

We value our customers (stakeholders) opinions, and this is a great opportunity to weigh in and participate in this portion of electricity generation that isn’t always understood. By attending this meeting, our hopes are (at the least) that customers will walk away with an understanding of “electricity demand” and what it takes to provide it, in addition to other insights of electric utility services.

Please join us on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm

Public power works. Public power gives back. Public power cares.

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Oct 15, 2018

Our plan is to have Channel 17 record the meeting and we would publish later on our websites.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

Provo City Power Energy & Conservation Discussion (Provo Power) 10 Min UMPA IRP & Resource Discussion (UMPA) 10 min Sustainability Committee Remarks (Don Jarvis) 5 Min Provo City Vision 2030 Statement (George Handley - Council Member) 5 Min Comment Period and Q&A


Aaron Burgemeister
Aaron Burgemeister
Oct 15, 2018

Could this be streamed, or even recorded and made available later? Like many city meetings, I have a schedule conflict but am interested in what the city is considering.

Even better, if the agenda and/or materials could be posted here ahead of time for review that would probably help enable an informed public when they attend, as well as for the rest of us.

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