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Posted on: May 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sustainable Energy Usage in South Jordan

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It’s no secret that South Jordan is growing, but did you know that businesses and residents in our community actually used less electricity per account in 2022? Sustainable growth is a key priority for the City. That’s why the City partnered with Rocky Mountain Power to implement a Wattsmart Energy Plan. Our vision is to promote clean and efficient energy use to help build a healthy and sustainable community. The City is committed to keeping utility costs affordable, improving air quality, and supporting sustainable economic development.

Here’s how South Jordan is doing with electricity conservation so far. Since 2018, residents and businesses have completed 9,087 Wattsmart projects and saved over $3 million dollars. In 2022, members of our community saved a collective $660,000 on energy costs, far surpassing the Wattsmart Energy Plan goal of $193,000. Electricity usage per account was less in 2022 than in 2021 and 2020, indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels of energy use.

Businesses (both large and small) and residents can see these same savings by signing up for a Wattsmart project. Wattsmart projects include rebates on appliances, heating and cooling units, smart thermostats, lighting, and weatherization. The Wattsmart New Homes program helps builders raise the efficiency of South Jordan homes from the ground up. Cash rebates are available for multifamily properties as well. Check out sjc.utah.gov/wattsmart to see all the available options and get started saving today.

In order to keep electricity usage sustainable, Rocky Mountain Power offers customers easy, low-cost ways to access renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. Residents and businesses can purchase renewable energy credits for as low as $1.95 a month; those extra funds go into local projects that reduce emissions and diversify the community’s energy portfolio. In 2022, 4% of the energy used citywide came from renewable sources. To find out more about these programs, search for Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program.

To learn more about how you can save and how the City is saving, visit sjc.utah.gov/Wattsmart.


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