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After signing a Clean Energy Resolution in 2019 (PDF), affirming the City of Pocatello’s interest in being an eco-friendly city focused on clean energy use, staff have taken steps to put environmentally friendly efforts in the spotlight.  What has the City accomplished?

  • Created an Energy Task Force as identified in the Resolution.  The members of the task force include:
Name Position Organization
Shannon Ansley Resident  
Matt Stucki Key Account Energy Advisor Idaho Power
Nathan Murray Economic and Community Development Idaho Power
Rituraj "Raj" Yadav Geographic Information Systems Technician II MasTec
Mike Neville Street Operations Supervisor City of Pocatello
Hannah Sanger Science and Environment Administrator City of Pocatello
Kerri Farnsworth Street Operations Administrative Systems Manager City of Pocatello
Tom Kirkman Public Works Deputy Director City of Pocatello
Levi Adams Water Pollution Control Superintendent City of Pocatello
Jeff Mansfield Public Works Director City of Pocatello
Jennifer Flynn Public Works Executive Assistant City of Pocatello
  • Raised awareness throughout City departments about Idaho Power incentive programs and the benefits of making improvements to save energy.

    • City Hall continues to make LED updates as resources allow
    • 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 as resources allow
    • Engineering plans an LED lighting upgrade for the Center Street Underpass
  • Facilitated two companies that conducted an energy audit of City facilities.  The energy audit gave City officials a sense of the energy costs expended for City buildings and where to focus efforts for future energy savings.  Find more information on iConergy’s report (PDF).

  • Pursuing the SolSmart silver designation to improve access to solar energy through the permitting process.  To see some results of the SolSmart accreditation process, access our new Solar Permit Application.

  • Provided clarification to staff, citizens, and elected officials that Accessory Use Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is allowed by right in all zones (PDF).
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Updated March 23, 2022