Utah Clean Energy is excited to announce the expansion of our community energy engagement work in partnership with the Salt Lake City Department of Sustainability! Beginning in fall 2018, the “Empower SLC” program has started to bring additional energy-saving opportunities to more residents of the 84104 and 84116 zip codes.
Energy Ambassadors! Utah Clean Energy is currently developing plans with community partners to serve as Energy Ambassadors. Energy Ambassadors will engage community members in energy-saving actions and educate residents in the target zip codes (with a special emphasis on reaching communities of color and low-income residents) about how energy efficiency can improve our health, support clean air, and protect the climate. Energy Ambassador partners will be announced in early 2019.
Ongoing “Light Swaps” for Area Residents and Residents in Need. Through Empower SLC, we’re partnering with Crossroads Urban Center, Sorenson Unity Center, and Utah Community Action's HEAT program to host ongoing “Light Swaps” for the residents
- Crossroads Westside Food Pantry: residents may bring up to 15 inefficient light bulbs to exchange during the pantry’s open hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
- Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S 900 W, SLC, 84104): area residents may bring in up to 15 inefficient light bulbs to exchange at the front desk during open facility hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
- Utah Community Action: residents applying for HEAT assistance will have the opportunity to exchange up to 15 light bulbs during their HEAT appointment.
We’re just getting started! Stay tuned for more information about other ways we’re working to promote energy efficiency in Salt Lake City in partnership with community organizations, local schools, utilities, small businesses, and more.
Background: In mid-2018 Utah Clean Energy was selected by Salt Lake City as the recipient for the Community Energy Engagement RFP. The Empower SLC program was developed in response to the RFP and will run at least through the year 2020. We’re thrilled to be working with Salt Lake City’s Department of Sustainability to promote energy efficiency as a means to help the City achieve its ambitious 80% carbon emission reduction goal and its goal to power 100% of city-wide electricity generation with renewable electricity!