(City of Pocatello Press Release, April 18, 2022)

SolSmart has recognized the City of Pocatello for taking bold steps to make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar.

The Silver designation is not just an award.  It shows local businesses, solar companies, and residents that Pocatello is a great place to go solar.  For this reason, the City of Pocatello has received the SolSmart plaque.

In 2019, the City signed a Clean Energy Resolution, affirming the City of Pocatello’s interest in being an eco-friendly city focused on clean energy use.  Since, staff have taken steps to put environmentally friendly efforts in the spotlight as resources allow.

·         City Hall continues to make LED updates

·         Pocatello Regional Airport upgraded  their HVAC system

·         Public Works Annex continues to upgrade lighting fixtures at their facility as well as in street lights and traffic lights

·         Engineering plans an LED lighting upgrade for the Center Street Underpass

·         Building Department customized a permit for solar panels which includes an inclusive checklist to help those interested in solar power understand what is needed to acquire the permit

·         City has a webpage dedicated to highlighting solar efforts as well as efforts pursued by the City’s Energy Taskforce: pocatello.us/831/Solar-Energy-Resources

For more information go to: pocatello.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1928 or call 208-234-6189.

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