The City of Moab not only generates electricity with five roof-top solar arrays and offsets some of our electric power with Blue Sky solar credits, we are committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2030! To achieve this goal, the City of Moab joined the Utah Renewable Communities an "anchor community." This is a group of communities that passed resolutions to be net-100% renewable by 2030, making them eligible to participate in the program. Grand County is also an anchor community and has passed the same resolution.
The Community Renewable Energy Act (HB 411) was passed by the Utah Legislature in the 2019 legislative session, authorizing next steps that define the rules, rates, and expectations for participating communities desiring net-100% renewable electricity. In January 2020, local governments of communities that were eligible and interested convened to navigate the process to achieve this monumental goal by 2030.
As of January 2024, 18 Utah communities are participating. They are in the process of individually signing the utility agreement, which is one piece of a program application that will be reviewed by the Utah Public Service Commission.