- Associated Press - Monday, February 17, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker is introducing a measure to provide alternative energy for the state’s homeowners and small businesses.

Heber City Republican Rep. Kraig Powell brings the bill allowing counties and cities to buy the power on behalf of small-scale customers.

That includes electricity produced by solar, wind and other renewable sources.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/O0EjhT) Rocky Mountain Power and others would deliver the alternative power.

To date, Utah power customers must rely on decisions from Rocky Mountain Power, unless they install their own wind turbines or solar panels.

Northern California’s Marin County has already tried out the idea. Households opting into the alternative energy program there saved about $18.

The Utah measure has not yet had a hearing from a House committee.

___Online: HB110 https://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0110.html

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