|Power Outages||Power System
||Appliance Rebates||Solar Installations
|526 W 600 N
Hurricane, UT 84737
|Office: (435) 635-5536
FAX: (435) 635-4127
|Monday - Friday 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
|Dave Imlay||Power Director||(435) 635-5536 x3
||(435) 635-5536 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brian Anderson||Power Coordinator||(435) 635-5536 x4
|April Hill||Office Administrator||(435) 635-5536 x2
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Billing questions? Please contact the Utility Department at (435) 635-2811 x4
The City Council has approved new billing rates for power effective Nov. 1, 2015.
Hurricane City Power is a city owned power provider and is governed by the City Council. Our team of ten full time department employees and four shared city employees strive to provide the City of Hurricane with reliable and economical power for the community's needs.
Power department operations and planning are overseen by the Power Board. Meeting information can be found under the Power Board web page.
Hurricane City Power Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The RP3 designation now lasts for three years. Hurricane City Power Department is one of 29 utilities that earned the designation this year. In total, 219 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities nation-wide hold the RP3 designation.
“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said Dave Imlay, Power Director of Hurricane City Power “Our utility staff puts in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this hard work.”
- RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA.
During a power outage citizens can call the main office phone number listed above to leave a message. However, management and crews will be very busy determining the cause and extent of the outage and trying to restore service as quickly as possible. The Power Department will return your call as soon as possible but there may be some delay.
Hurricane Power serves almost 6,120 customers within the city limits. Total power sales in 2014 was 105,869,277 Kilowatt Hours with a powerr peak use of 33.1 MW.
However, there are areas within the city limits that Hurricane Power does not serve. The Harrisburg development area is served by Rocky Mountain Power. Sand Hollow Resort, Dixie Springs, Elim Valley, and areas directly west of Dixie Springs and Elim Valley are served by Dixie Escalante.
Note to home builders: Because of the different electric providers within the city, different permitting applications and impact fees are required. See the Building Department page for more details.
Hurricane Power employs several stratagies to meet this demand as economically as possible. One strategy is to own and operate our own power generators to meet peak power demand. Currently we have three, 1.6 megawatt Caterpillar diesel gererators and five 2 megawatt Caterpillar natural gas generators. Watch this 2013 Wheeler Power Systems video featuring our Hurricane Generation Facility.
Hurricane Power is also a member of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ("UAMPS"). This partnership allows Hurricane Power to obtain electric energy from various economical sources that Hurricane Power could not aquire working as a free agent.
Electrical rates for residential, small commercial, and large commercial customers can be downloaded here.
Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems ("UAMPS") is a governmental agency that provides comprehensive wholesale electric energy, on a nonprofit basis, to community-owned power systems throughout the Intermountain West. The UAMPS membership represents 45 Members in Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming.
UAMPS is continually looking ahead for clean, reliable, and economical energy sources to fulfill future baseline energy needs. One of these new sources are Small Modular Reactors (SMR).
UAMPS entered into a Teaming Agreement with NuScale and Energy Northwest to investigate the viability of developing an SMR at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls.
The video links below are from a presentation given to the City Council on 11/20/2014 outlining what UAMPS is investigating.
Percentage of energy sources by type used by the Power Department for the year 2015.
Market is a mix of Coal, Hydro, Natural Gas, Wind, Etc. purchased on the open market.
Resources by Location
Hunter Power Station
San Juan Power Station
Intermountain Power Plant
Deseret Firm Contract
Nebo Power Station
Hurricane Clifton Wilson Power Station
Colorado River Storage Project
Pleasant Valley Wind Project
Horse Butte Wind Project
Hurricane Power is a participant in the UAMPS Smart Energy Home Energy Savings Appliance Incentive program. This program offers electric customers who purchase new appliances a rebate off the purchase price on qualifying appliances. For more information and an application visit the UAMPS Smart Energy Appliance Incentive web site and click on the Home Energy Savings Program link or call toll free 1-888-365-1588.
For more energy saving tips in the home, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy Energy Savers web site.
Over the past few months the Hurricane Power Board has developed, and is now releasing, a new policy for solar installations called the Grid-Tied Distributed Generation Policy.
This replaces the Net Metering and Interconnection Policy for renewable Energy Systems that has been in effect since 2007. Contact the Power Department for more information on this new policy.
If you are thinking of installing renewable energy equipment download, print, fill out, and turn in the following documents to the Power Department.
Note to builders: Before installing renewable energy equipment contact the Building Department to assure that the proper permiting requirements are followed.
The Hurricane Power Department publishes it's own set of standards and drawings for the design and installation of power distribution systems. Download PDF versions of the Standards and Drawings documents using the links below.
Every contractor who will be working on new or existing Hurricane City Power systems must be certified by the Hurricane Power Department. The Hurricane Power Department holds testing and training during the year for contractors who are interested in becoming certified to work with Hurricane City Power systems.
Upcomming testing and training date To be announced
Pre-Qualification Testing Packet - Includes pre-qualification form and study guide.