11/02/2020 — NORTH LOGAN, UTAH — On Oct. 30, representatives from Rocky Mountain Power toured the ASPIRE headquarters on the USU Innovation Campus. RMP President and CEO Gary Hoogeveen and other company leaders took part in the tour and discussed future collaborations with ASPIRE. Student representatives were also present.
Rocky Mountain is one of the founding members of ASPIRE and has been instrumental in the center’s early success. Hoogeveen and others met with ASPIRE leaders Regan Zane, Tallis Blalack and David Christensen and got an up-close view of the new 120kW solar array provided by Rocky Mountain Power and its Blue Sky program. The array will power ASPIRE Innovation for years to come.
ASPIRE is the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center taking on the nation’s electrified transportation challenges. ASPIRE develops solutions to facilitate the widespread electrification and charging infrastructure for all vehicle classes with the goal of improving air quality and creating more equitable transportation and electric utility infrastructure. ASPIRE’s efforts will help reduce and stabilize transportation costs and create inclusive pathways to develop a diverse engineering workforce prepared to support cross-industry transformations.
Writer(s): Matt Jensen
Contact(s): David Christensen