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480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
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Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee
saveenergy.jpgOn Tuesday February 7, 2014, the Ketchum City Council voted unanimously in favor of the creation of the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee. The group originally formed following a work session in late summer to discuss a redundant power line. As the city of Ketchum strives toward increased use of renewable energy, conservation and efficiency, Mayor Nina Jonas saw an opportunity for this well-informed and educated group of individuals to serve as an advisory committee. The group is comprised of individuals from numerous capacities involving energy. They will primarily serve as consultants for the city on Energy issues including utility infrastructure, local energy use policy and implementation of community awareness for renewable energy.

January 2015 - Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Grant Information

The city of Ketchum, with the assistance of the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee (KEAC), has received a one year Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Grant from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which is one of seventeen national laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

September 10, 2014 Energy 'Town Hall'

Approximately 35 people at Ketchum's second energy Town Hall discussed traditional ways to reduce energy consumption. The program focused on opportunities for cost savings for local businesses and homes.

Do-it-yourself opportunities for saving energy include the following:

  • Switching to LED and other energy-efficient lighting
  • Caulking and weather stripping around doors
  • Buying Energy Star-approved appliances
  • Setting water heaters at 120 degrees
  • Setting thermostats at 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in summer. Each degree can translate to a 2 percent savings.
  • Passive strategies such as air drying
  • Low-flow showerheads 

The Wood River Valley annually spends $30 million on electricity and $50 million on natural gas and propane. Usage per capita is higher than both the Blaine County and U.S. averages.

Watch the presentation and attend the next 'Town Hall' for more information on energy saving opportunities.

Got Energy? Why It Matters to Your Home and Business!

July 22, 2014 Energy 'Town Hall'

The Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee held its first “Town Hall” on July 22, "KetchEmpower: Taking Charge of our Energy Future."

Energy reliability, titled “Our Energy Security: The Redundant Line and Local Energy Sources” was addressed.

Watch the presentations:

KetchEmpower: Taking Charge of our Energy Future

North Valley Reliability: Second Transmission Line

View the video by clicking here. Click on video for the July 22, 2014 meeting.

For additional information on upcoming Town Halls, email .