Jordanelle - Midway Transmission Project
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Next Board Meeting is on February 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Heber Light & Power's energy supply comes from carbon and non-carbon energy sources. In 2017, 43% of the company's energy portfolio was renewable.

Energy Supply Q & A
How does the company obtain power resources?
HL&P is a member of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), which is a joint action agency that was formed in 1980 to assist electric utilities in planning, financing, and operating electric power projects. The agency currently has over 54 members and manages more than 16 power projects for its members.

Which of the UAMPS projects does HL& P participate in?
Through UAMPS, the company is an owner of the Hunter II coal fired, steam-electric generation plant in Utah, an owner of the Horse Butte Wind Farm in Idaho, an owner of the Intermountain Power Project coal fired, steam-electric generation plant in Utah, and a participant in the UAMPS Resource Project, the Pool Project, and the Firm Power Supply Project.

Please visit the UAMPS Project page to learn more about these projects.

Does HL&P generate any of its own power?
HL&P owns 13.7 megawatts of natural gas fired generation located in the Heber Valley, as well as 3.5 megawatts of company owned local run-of-the-river hydro-electric generation. The company also receives one third of the Jordanelle Hydroelectric Power Plant's generation.

How will the energy portfolio change as the load grows?
As growth in the Heber Valley continues, the company will need more energy supply to meet demand. HL&P is developing a 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to guide the company in procuring new energy resources to meet future load growth and replace resources as they retire. Promoting energy efficiency as the least cost resource will remain a priority, as will seeking out carbon-free resources to replace carbon based resources, as much as possible.

How does distributed generation fit into the energy portfolio?
Roof-top solar and other distributed generation (DG) in the valley can reduce the amount of energy that the company needs to supply when a customer's own generation is meeting their needs. The company will still need to supply electrons to customers when their resources aren't producing electricity. Solar panels have fuel when the sun shines between approximately 8 am and 4 pm, and can only provide a customer with supply to meet demand during those hours of the day. Any excess energy produced during that time is exported to the grid, unless it is stored in a battery. Battery storage has the potential to help customers use their production when they need it instead of exporting it to the utility at a low demand time of day. Until battery storage is utilized to dispatch energy supply to meet demand, DG may not be an effective way to reduce the utility's load in a significant way. Lower pricing for batteries and new technological advances in load control are beginning to look like viable options for load reduction in the future.

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