You’ve weathered significant changes in your Granger-Hunter water service in 2018, from the switch in January to tiered rates to anticipated water restrictions in coming months following this winter’s minimal snowfall.
We are in this with you, owning our responsibility as stewards of one of Utah’s most precious resources and your hard-earned money as we continue to deliver safe, clean drinking water to nearly 120,000 customers.
It is with great pride that we announce the completion of a two-year Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program with Rocky Mountain Powers (RMP) WattSmart initiative that has already led to annual cost savings of almost $100,000 and a $47,000 energy rebate from the RMP WattSmart program.
Here are a few details:
• Working with engineers from Hansen, Allen, and Luce, we began by looking for ways to eliminate energy wasted during normal system operations. Water modeling software identified areas in our water distribution system that we could adjust to reduce the energy needed to deliver water. We cut our energy costs by 14.7 percent and saved more than 2 million kilowatt hours with a few basic changes.
• Two major capital projects are in the plans and expected to save another 1.8 million kilowatt hours and doubling our energy cost savings. Click here to stay informed on the many projects we are undertaking this year to provide you with the service you’ve come to expect from Granger-Hunter.
• And it doesn’t stop there. We’ve purchased 53 blocks of solar cells from RMP’s Subscriber Solar program, providing up to 10,600 kilowatt hours per month of solar power produced at its 20-megawatt solar plant in Millard County, Utah. It will also lower our carbon footprint, which will benefit generations to come.
It’s all about living up to the core values we embrace in B.O.L.D. – Be it. Own it. Lead it. Do it. And we want to thank you again for the privilege of meeting your water and waste management needs.