January 29, 2021

CCS Receives Solar Energy Grant

Catholic Community Services of Utah will soon generate its own clean, renewable power thanks to a funding award from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program participants. The money will support the installation of solar panels at Catholic Community Services of Utah’s Ogden location.  

The award of $106,419 will cover 87.6% of the installation cost of the 50-kilowatt solar panels. 

“We are thrilled that we were selected for this award and so grateful to Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky participants who made it possible,” said Randy Chappell, Catholic Community Services Basic Needs Director. “This project is not only a win for the environment but for the local community, too. By generating our own electricity, we’ll save on energy costs — and that means we can dedicate more of our budget to our core mission of practicing gospel values of love, compassion and hope through service, support and collaboration.” 

Blue Sky is an opt-in program that gives Rocky Mountain Power customers an option to match all or part of their energy use with renewable energy -- reducing their carbon footprints and driving demand for new renewable energy in the West. Through the Blue Sky Block option, participants also support qualifying, renewable energy projects for community-serving organizations such as schools, community centers and arts organizations.  

 “For 20 years, the Blue Sky program has offered Rocky Mountain Power customers a simple and powerful way to live their values, reduce their carbon footprint and support renewable energy,” said Stacey Davis, Blue Sky renewable energy program manager at Rocky Mountain Power. “Unlike most green power programs, Blue Sky goes beyond the purchase of renewable energy credits to help fund additional smaller energy projects for organizations in our communities. Through projects such as this, Blue Sky Block participants are powering a better future for local communities.”  

Construction of the new Catholic Community Services building in Ogden, which will house the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank as well as Immigration offices, is on schedule and expected to be complete by June 1, 2021. It is expected to begin generating solar power by November 2021.

 For more information visit rockymountainpower.net/bluesky