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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A utility company is seeking proposals for the construction of new alternative energy projects in Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Rocky Mountain Power said Tuesday it is looking for bids for projects generating a total of 308,000 megawatt hours of power — enough for about 34,000 average homes in Utah — drawing on solar, wind and geothermal energy.

Rocky Mountain Power says the projects are in response to a broad demand from residential and business customers for electricity from renewable sources.

Any projects submitted to Rocky Mountain Power would require approval from the state Public Service Commission.

Utility spokesman Spencer Hall says the utility expects to award bids by the end of 2018, with hopes of completing construction and bringing new energy sources to customers by the first part of 2020.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,