Saturday, January 8, 2011

Rocky Mountain Power seeks OK to build power plant in Utah County

Rocky Mountain Power is asking state utility regulators for permission to build a new natural gas-fired power plant in Utah County. The utility said it needs the additional plant to provide for the growing electricity needs of its Utah customers. If the project gets Utah Public Service Commission approval, Rocky Mountain Power plans to build the new generating facility next to its existing Lake Side plant, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City in Vineyard. The company hopes to have all of the necessary approvals in place to allow construction to begin in April. The plan is for the plant to go into service by the summer of 2014. Salt Lake Tribune