Moab residents and representatives from businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the first Moab City “wattsmart” Energy Forum to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy options. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Moab City Council Chambers inside the Moab City Center, 217 E. Center St.

Community members are welcome to attend all or part of the workshop as their schedules permit.

In 2017, the Moab City Council set several goals for energy independence, including a goal of transitioning to 100 percent community-wide renewable electricity by 2030. Becoming the first Rocky Mountain Power wattsmart Community in the nation is a first step in achieving those long-term goals.

“The program will help businesses and residents save money,” Moab City Sustainability Director Rosemarie Russo said. “Together we can make a big difference in creating a healthier community, both now and into the future.”

Through this collaboration with Rocky Mountain Power, the City of Moab aims to develop and document the Moab community’s energy vision; identify goals and strategies to help achieve that vision; and engage and motivate the community to take action to reach those goals.

Refreshments will be provided during the workshop and all participants can register to receive a free wattsmart home energy kit containing four LED bulbs, a water-efficient shower head and a sink aerator – which can help residential users save up to $200 in utility costs.

The public is also invited to attend two subsequent wattsmart Community forums scheduled for Dec. 19 and Jan. 30. Please RSVP for the workshops by emailing Russo at, or by calling 435-355-0617.

“wattsmart” Energy Forum to be held on Nov. 14