Teton County Wyoming

Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project

JHESP SPET Project Description & Background

Voters Select the JHESP for SPET Funding!

We are very pleased to announce that on August 17th, Teton County and Town of Jackson voters elected to fund the JHESP SPET initiative in the amount of $3,790,000. JHESP will use this money to fund energy efficiency retrofits and distributed renewable energy generation in the county. The first step will be to conduct energy audits on eligible projects with promising returns. Remember one of the main goals of the JHESP is to save us all money by reducing our community-wide energy consumption. Stay tuned for more information.

Phone: (307) 739-6056


 

A RESPONSE TO A CHALLENGE

Jackson Hole, through the leadership of the Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project Steering Committee, has developed an Action Plan and Road Map for an Energy Sustainability Project.

Download Action Plan • Download Road Map for Sustainability
State of the Project 06/02/2010
 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project’s mission is to make Jackson Hole a leader in energy efficiency and energy innovation; to transform the community into a model for sustainability, cost savings, and conservation; to provide outreach and education; and to provide creative investment opportunities to realize the goals of energy independence for future generations.

The JHESP’s overarching goal is to secure and preserve economically feasible energy costs and sustain and/or reverse the impacts of the built environment on the natural environment. To achieve this overall goal, the JHESP has identified the following specific targets:

  • Mitigate the additional 30 megawatts of energy needed to meet Jackson Hole’s load growth for the next 20 years by 33% through resource conservation
  • Develop local renewable energy options that generate 2 megawatts of additional energy over the next 20 years
  • Achieve an 80% penetration rate for energy efficiency building retrofits in each community district outlined by the project
  • Define efficiency and renewable energy options with a positive return on investment for low cost financing that allow for variable energy and technology prices
  • Use energy use and emissions inventory data and the JHESP partnership to support the wide array of organizations already working on reducing emissions from transportation
  • Encourage and advocate for adoption of building codes requiring maximum energy efficiency for future buildings and infrastructure.

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