JHMR to run on wind power

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announced today that it is running all of its year-round resort operations on renewable energy, effective immediately.

JHMR is the latest local business to switch to Lower Valley Energy’s Green Power program, and it’s now also the biggest. All of the resort’s on-mountain lifts, facilities, and base area operations will run off of power generated from the Horse Butte Wind Farm over the hill in Idaho, the closest wind energy source directly tied to LVE’s grid.

“It’s exciting to partner with Lower Valley Energy in a shared effort to power our entire operation with renewable energy,” said JHMR President Mary Kate Buckley in a press release.

Jackson Hole’s status in the ski industry and proximity to Grand Teton National Park make JHMR a “fitting candidate” for green power, the release said.

“We are constantly seeking ways to reduce our impact on the environment and making the transition to running Jackson Hole’s full mountain operations on wind-powered energy is a big step that aligns with JHMR’s core values,” said JHMR Chief Brand Officer Tyler LaMotte.

JHMR joins Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole Airport, the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and other local entities in the Green Power movement.

“We have been working on this green power partnership for some time and are very excited this came to fruition with such a great local industry leader,” states Lower Valley Energy President and CEO Jim Webb.

Energy Conservation Works partnered with Lower Valley Energy in September of 2017, launching an effort to increase participation in the Green Power program. Since that time hundreds of Teton County residents and business owners have chosen to switch their power to Green sources.

“I applaud JHMR on their commitment to sustainability and their transition to 100% Green Power,” said ECW Executive Director Phil Cameron. “Their choice has a huge positive impact on our community’s total Green Power use. As an icon and industry leader, this transition is a catalyst to inspire JHMR’s peers, community, and guests to take action as well.”

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