Snowbird Power Systems
8,700 sq. ft.
2022 Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award for Utah ACEC
Snowbird Power Systems replaced and relocated the existing cogeneration facility with a new cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP) facility. The new facility will cover nearly all of the energy needs of Snowbird’s entire resort, including The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Center, The Aerial Tram and other chairlifts. This new plant also reduces Snowbird’s dependency on the traditional electric grid, meaning the resort will be almost entirely energy independent, more efficient, and coal free. The new system will save 62,000 dekatherms of natural gas per year, which is the equivalent of 789 passenger vehicles for one year.