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The Elektron Solar project to power Park City in Summit County begins commercial operations

Construction of the Elektron Solar Project began in 2021 and was completed this month

PARK CITY, Utah – DE Shaw Renewable Investments announced today the completion of an 80 MWac solar power plant in Tooele County that will provide power to Park City and Summit Counties.

The Elektron Solar project, developed in 2020 by Enyo Renewable Energy, is located in the Tooele Mountains and has 20- and 25-year power purchase agreements with PacifiCorp under Rocky Mountain Power’s Schedule 34.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the project is expected to generate enough clean energy to power about 19,700 homes a year.

“This project is a testament to our community’s commitment to clean, renewable energy and will power the city’s operations, from buses to streetlights,” said Mayor Park City Nann Worel. “Moreover, it shows cooperation between Park City the three largest energy users, while also benefiting rural areas Utah economy.”

“Project Elektron is an example of this Summit County the core value of cooperation, showing how renewable energy initiatives can deliver results for the environment and the economy,” he said Malena Stevens, Chairman of the Summit County Council. “We are proud to be part of this project that will help us achieve our goals of using renewable electricity to power the county.”

Elektron Solar will also provide power to Vail Resorts on behalf of Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort.

“Thanks to all the partners who made this possible, and their diligent cooperation since 2019, Deer Valley will now receive 80% of our energy from the Elektron project,” he said Todd Bennett, President and Chief Operating Officer of Deer Valley Resort. “This initiative is a significant step in the right direction to achieve our goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and using 100% renewable energy by 2030.”

“I am incredibly proud that thanks to Vail Resorts’ commitment to zero, Park City Mountain has achieved 100% renewable energy by 2022,” said Deirdra Walsh, vice president and chief operating officer of Park City Mountain. “The completion of the Elektron Solar Project in Utah means that Park City Mountain’s electricity will be 100% solar powered directly from the local grid, increasing the overall mix of renewable energy sources at Vail Resorts’ disposal and increasing the resiliency of our grid in the entire network. commitment to sustainable operations.”