Park City Turning to Wind Power

Park City Turning to Wind Power

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(Park City-AP) -- Wind power is coming to Park City. The resort town has joined the list of municipalities that buy wind energy through Utah Power's Blue Sky Program.

The Park City Council voted unanimously last week to buy at least seven-point-five percent of its electricity from Utah Power's wind installation at Foote Creek Rim near Evanston, Wyoming. Park City's annual electricity bill is about 500-thousand dollars.

Utah Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen says wind power costs about 30 percent more than electricity from other sources. But it's cleaner. Coal-fired power plants produce carbon-dioxide emissions.

Park City will become the 12th city in the nation to join the E-P-A's Green Power Partner Program.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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