Church looks heavenward to help pay power bill

Community of Grace Presbyterian Church installs 114 solar panels thanks to grant

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  • amagnetick AV, CA
    Sept. 11, 2018 1:18 p.m.

    Well, isn't that interesting, a common negative user here that usually gets stuff wrong is wrong again, who'd a thunk it? I'm sure glad that the Church did things correctly and got their funding, it might have been disastrous if Mr. Wrong was in charge of it.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 7:40 a.m.

    To "Impartial7" I don't think you understand what a grant is. Nor do you understand what a PRIVATE business is. I hate to tell you that RMP is not the only power provider in Utah. Various cities have their own municipal power plants.

    Tell us about the tax dollars that were used. RMP, as you state, is a regulated business. They pay taxes and have to meet energy demands for their customers AND maintain a profit. There were NO tax dollars used for this program.

    FYI, this wasn't the first church to receive Blue Sky Funding, plus there are many businesses that have received the same funding.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Sept. 10, 2018 12:39 p.m.

    I don't blame them for looking heavenward to pay the power bill.

    I have often done the same.

  • Middle of the road Mormon South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 11:02 a.m.

    @Impartial7

    Your comments peaked my interests. I re-read the article and could not find where tax payer money was used for this project.

    The money came from a Blue Sky grant. The Blue Sky program appears to be funded by customers of Rocky Mountain that choose to pay a little more to help fund such projects.

    Past recipients of this type of grant have included Casper College, Cedar City FD, The Clark Planetarium, First Unitarian Church of SLC, East High School, Salt Lake Acting Company, etc...

    I for one want to see cleaner air in the valley. This appears to be a great idea. So yeah give the grants to Ward houses, other Churches, etc... Keep up the great work Rocky Mountain Power.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 8:44 a.m.

    This church is near me. It's also a local polling place. Good for their initiative to use clean power.
    However, using taxpayer dollars (keep in mind that RMP is a Utah monopoly) to help a church, is wrong. Remember "Separation of Church and State"? Stop using our dollars on any religious business. Imagine if we'd have to fund solar panels for every ward house.