Resolution Copper offsets its operations with renewable energy certificates

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

  The Resolution Copper project purchased enough renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset 100% of its electrical usage in 2020. 

   Through an agreement between Rio Tinto Kennecott and Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), Resolution Copper acquired 55,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from two wind generation plants. The transaction received formal recognition in a final Green-e verification audit report approved by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Resolution Copper has also initiated discussions to purchase additional RECs to cover all its electrical requirements for 2021.  

   As the project progresses and energy demand increases, Resolution Copper will explore the opportunity to expand such arrangements, including with the Salt River Project (SRP) and its solar plants in Arizona. In 2022, Resolution Copper will complement its RECs by deriving a quarter of its current power requirements directly from SRP’s new 100-megawatt solar plant currently being built in Eloy, AZ.  

   “We’re proud to partner with forward-looking companies like Resolution Copper who are dedicated to reducing carbon emissions on a grand scale,” said Jonah Roehl, Senior Manager of Key Accounts at SRP. “Our joint sustainability commitments help create a path for a clean energy future in Arizona.” 

   These arrangements and agreements draw Resolution Copper closer to abiding by its net-zero carbon footprint commitment prior to the beginning of the mine’s operations. “By supporting clean energy, we will significantly reduce emissions and produce copper while lowering our carbon footprint. It’s just one of the many ways we’re working to reduce our overall impact on the environment,” said Resolution Copper Project Director Andrew Lye. 

   As a future copper producer, Resolution Copper recognizes its role in providing the building blocks for America’s clean energy future. Copper itself is essential to build clean energy technology, including wind turbines, solar panels, transmission lines, energy storage systems and electric vehicles. 

    Until the mine reaches net-zero carbon emissions, Resolution Copper is committed to continue seeking carbon neutral pathways to offset its energy consumption.  

admin (7936 Posts)


Facebooktwitterby feather
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Top Graduates RUSD Class of 2022

    17 hours ago
    by

    This year the Ray High School class of 2022 will have three valedictorians and one salutatorian.  These graduates shared a […]


    Hayden High School business class hands check for $140 to support students and family

    April 20th, 2022
    by

      In the early morning of April 6, a fire broke out in the Smith house in Hayden. The electrical […]


    Firefighters host ‘fill the boot’ fundraiser

    April 20th, 2022
    by

        Copper Basin residents showed their appreciation for local volunteer fire departments by attending last weekend’s Fill the Boot […]


    Odelia ‘Babe’ Arellano

    April 20th, 2022
    by

        Odelia “Babe” Arellano, 98 of Superior, AZ, decided long ago to surpass the age of 97.  On April […]


  • Additional Stories

    Hayden baseball on a roll with four more wins

    April 14th, 2022
    by

    By Nathaniel A. Lopez   The Hayden baseball team continued their hot streak with four wins last week.   On […]


    Bearcats, Lady ‘Cats adding to their win tallies

    April 14th, 2022
    by

    By Nathaniel A. Lopez   The Lady ‘Cats came out to play last week, winning both of their games.   […]


    Copper Corridor has new business incubator in the Superior Enterprise Center

    April 14th, 2022
    by

      Interested in starting a new business in Superior? Maybe you’ve thought about changing your career and need some training […]


    Visitors to the Arizona National Scenic Trail near Kearny recommended to take extra precautions around wild animals after potential rabies incident

    April 14th, 2022
    by

      Hikers and campers on the Arizona National Scenic Trail near Kearny in the East of Pinal County will see […]


  • Copperarea

  • Southeast Valley Ledger