Business Partner Program

The Blue SkySM Business Partner program rewards businesses that support the Blue Sky program. Blue Sky is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to support renewable energy as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with their electricity use and achieve their environmental goals through a renewable energy purchase that represents a specific percentage of their energy use.

When joining the Blue Sky Business Partner program your business has the flexibility to choose whether your entire organization or a facility within your organization becomes a Blue Sky Business Partner. This flexibility allows an organization to fine-tune its renewable energy purchase. 

To become a Blue Sky Business Partner an organization must meet or exceed a minimum percentage of renewable energy (see Table below) that corresponds to the organization's energy use. 

Depending on your average monthly electricity usage and renewable power purchase commitment, we can recognize your business through press announcements and identify your business in our Blue Sky promotional materials, which may include paid advertising. See the chart below for recognition information. (PDF)

Rocky Mountain Power actively promotes and recognizes Blue Sky business partners as environmental leaders. Your organization can benefit from this recognition. The Rocky Mountain Power team can help large, medium and small businesses, local government and communities determine renewable energy purchase levels that best meet an organization's sustainability goals, minimize its carbon footprint and bring positive attention to its efforts to "go green". The Blue Sky Partnership program currently has hundreds of partners who are voluntarily purchasing renewable energy.

See list of businesses that are enrolled in Blue Sky » 

To help you get started – first evaluate your electricity use for your facility, or an aggregation of facilities, and determine the percentage purchase requirement, considering the minimum threshold to achieve a specific partnership level. Contact Rocky Mountain Power if you have questions. You can download the business partnership enrollment form at the bottom of this page. See our calculators to determine the environmental impact of your purchase or compare your costs between Blue Sky Block and the Blue Sky Quantity Savings options. 

Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Partnership Levels

Recognition category
Percentage/minimum requirement
Maximum requirement*
Visionary
30% of load or 50 blocks, whichever is greater
750 blocks/month
Champion
10% of load or 10 blocks, whichever is greater
350 blocks/month
Supporter

Under 10,000 kilowatt-hours (kwh)
Over 10,000 kwh

4 blocks/month
7 blocks/month


Examples:

  1. Business A has an average monthly usage of 250,000 kwh and wants to be a Blue Sky Champion partner. Ten percent of load is 25,000 kwh, or 250 blocks, to reach that category.
  2. Business B has an average monthly usage of 500,000 kwh and wants to be a Blue Sky Visionary partner. Thirty percent of load is 150,000 kwh, or 1,500 blocks. However, the company only needs to buy 750 blocks, the maximum required to join as a Visionary partner.
  3. Business C has an average monthly usage of 15,000 kwh and aims to be a Blue Sky Visionary partner. Thirty percent of load is 4,500 kwh, or 45 blocks. However, the company needs to purchase 50 blocks, since that amount is greater.
  4. Business D has an average monthly usage of 15,000 kwh and wants to be a Blue Sky Supporter. They need to purchase 7 blocks per month.


*business can purchase more if they wish -
A minimum purchase level and a one-year commitment are required to participate in our business partnership program. See chart below for information.

Blue Sky Business Partnership Recognition

Recognition item Visionary  Champion  Supporter 
Thank you ad in newspaper X    
PDF Certificate   X  
Plaque X    
PDF Blue Sky business partner logo for your Web site and materials – available upon request X X X
Visibility in Rocky Mountain Power advertising and customer communications including social media X X X
Business partner poster – available upon request X X X
Bi-annual Forecast newsletter X X X
Offer Blue Sky residential customers coupons through mobile app
X X X
Company name listed on Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky business partner website  X X X
PDF Blue Sky business partner window cling X X X

Buying Blue Sky can also help businesses meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program renewable power requirements. LEED is a self-assessing system designed for rating the enrvironmental performance of new and existing commercial buildings.

Businesses can also qualify for the EPA's Green Power Partnership program or learn more about Salt Lake City's e2 Business program. Learn more about other businesses that are practicing sustainability at GreenBiz.com

Enroll in Blue Sky online now or, if you've already signed up, you can complete our

To learn more about how your company can benefit from Blue Sky, please call us at 1-800-769-3717 or contact your local account manager.

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