First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power Close Second Deal to Develop Solar Power in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power has finalized a second deal this month to buy solar power from renewable energy developer First Wind, based in Boston.

Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of PacifiCorp, will buy 320 megawatts from four solar developments in Utah known as the Four Brothers. The company also agreed earlier to buy the power generated from First Wind’s nearby 20-megawatt Seven Sisters solar projects. The purchases were made in connection with the utility company’s obligation under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.

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Salt Lake to Impose Green Codes on Public Buildings

SALT LAKE City — Building practices could become a lot greener here after council members endorsed the creation of an ordinance that would require public buildings to incorporate environmentally sustainable measures and practices.

The bipartisan initiative will likely adhere to U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-certification standards, with future public works projects required to incorporate sustainable design measures and construction practices, officials say.

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