Salem City Power Department

Electric Rate Increase

During the 2016/2017 budget discussion in May and June 2016, the city was faced with the decision to increase power rates.   During this time, Salem City Power was going through a rate study through UMPA (Utah Municipal Power Association).   The council decided to hold off on the rate increase until the study was completed (June 2016) and they had time to review it.   During the August 24th City Council Meeting the Salem City Council approved a Power Rate Increase for all users.  This will go into effect with your August 2016 usage (the bill you will get the first part of October 2016). 

Residential Rates:

                                          New Rate:                           Old Rate
kWh Usage:                        Rate Per kWh                    Rate Per kWh
First 500 kWH                     .08850                                   .08388536
501 – 999                           .10434                                   .098436
1000                                 2.50                                      1.50         
1001 – 1499                        .12575                                   .11752
1500                                  3.50                                      2.50         
Over 1500                            .13472                                  .12532

For Commercial and other rates, please see Resolution 82416

Power Outages
If you experience a power outage, and it is during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., please call the city office at 801-423-2770.

If the power outage occurs after hours, please call 801-404-6532.

Energy Savings Tips:

There are many ways to save on energy to help lower your monthly utility bills.  For Energy Savings Tips visit:

GreenXchange Program

Update (05/14/20):  Thank you to everyone who has applied for the rebate.  We have used all the funds available for this program, so applications will no longer be accepted.  We hope to have this program available again next year.
Additional information regarding this program is available at

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