Laramie Fire Station 3 has announced that it will soon generate its own clean, renewable power thanks to a funding award from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program participants.

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The funding will support the installation of a 25kW solar array and an electric vehicle charging station in West Laramie. The City of Laramie is committed to the reduction of carbon emissions from municipal operations through Resolution 2020-14.

The award of $ $39,465 will cover nearly half of the installation cost of the solar array and charging station.

The City of Laramie is joining more than 190 organizations across Rocky Mountain Power’s service area that, since 2006, have received awards for community-based renewable projects.

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. Through the Blue Sky Block option, participants also support qualifying, renewable energy projects for local institutions such as schools, community centers, and arts organizations.

Construction on the Fire Station 3 25kW solar array and EV car charging station project will begin in the spring of 2022. It is expected to begin generating power by June 30, 2022.

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