PC & IHC To Test the Wind

Park City Municipal & Intermountain Healthcare

Partner on Wind Testing

Wind testing device to be installed on September 30, 2008


Park City, Utah; September 26, 2008—Park City Municipal and Intermountain Healthcare are teaming up with the Utah State Energy Program to install a 70-foot high wind testing device, known as an anemometer, on property where Intermountain is building a  new community hospital, adjacent to the Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex.


Park City Municipal received a $40,000 grant from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program to install a wind turbine at the Quinn’s Junction facility; however, before a wind turbine can be installed the City has to determine the optimal location.  The anemometer will collect the necessary data, over a six-month period, to determine the feasibility of placing a power-generating turbine at this location.


We’re pleased that Intermountain Healthcare is partnering with the city to explore the potential benefits of this renewable energy project by allowing us to place the device on their property and joining with us to determine how we can wisely utilize alternative energies,” said Park City Mayor Dana Williams.


The Utah State Energy Program is loaning Park City Municipal one of its testing towers, saving the City nearly $14,000 of the Rocky Mountain Power grant. 


We stand to save additional money if the testing goes well and it is decided that the Intermountain hospital property is the ideal location to place the wind turbine. The proximity of the hospital property to our ice facility will reduce the cost associated with delivering power from the turbine to the ice rink,” explained Mayor Williams.


We’re excited to join with Park City to examine the benefits of alternative energies, such as wind energy, to see if this is an optimal location for a wind turbine,” says Rob Allen, administrator of Intermountain’s new Park City Medical Center, which will open next July. “This falls in line with the many other things we are doing to enhance the environment and the overall health of the community that we will be serving.”


Located on the northwest corner of Quinn’s Junction, (US 40 & SR 248), the new Park City Medical Canter will have 48 beds and an active medical staff ready to serve the needs of the equally active community; nearly 70 physicians have already expressed interest in gaining hospital privileges.


The Park City Medical Center will be a convenient resource for local healthcare needs and for stabilizing patients who require transport to Salt Lake City for more critical care. The initial scope of services will include:


• 24-hour emergency care

• Six state-of-the-art operating rooms

• Family & internal medicine

• Orthopedic & general surgery

• Cardiac care

• Pediatrics

• Obstetrics & gynecology

• Radiology/imaging



About Park City, Utah

Park City, located Summit County, Utah, is an internationally recognized four season destination resort. Once the second largest silver producing town in the United States, Park City with its three world famous resorts (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort & the Canyons Resort) is home to the United States Ski & Snowboard Association, the Sundance Film Festival and numerous other yearly events. As a major mountain venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Park City's reputation for hospitality and sports continues to grow. Park City is widely recognized for pioneering many innovative planning, conservation and artistic endeavors, and stands at the forefront of preserving open space, creating trails, working on affordable housing, and its historic preservation efforts. Park City has an area of approximately 12 square miles and a permanent resident population of approximately 7,500.  Visit Park City Municipal’s website at http://www.parkcity.org .