Utility Solar Incentive to Grow Utah’s Solar Industry by 600 percent

After nearly a decade of strategic collaboration, two regulatory dockets, more than 170 stakeholder comments, hundreds of hours of meetings, and a 6-inch regulatory archive binder, sunny Utah has made solar history. On October 1, 2012, the Public Service Commission of Utah approved Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) request to offer a significantly expanded solar incentive program that will support 60 Megawatts of distributed solar energy ― that is more than six times the amount of solar PV currently installed statewide. It will generate enough energy to power 8,750 average Utah homes. RMP, an investor-owned utility, serves about 80 percent of Utah’s retail power customers.

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