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2008-08-29 09:00:56

By BRIAN J PEDERSEN Marana officials expect to save as much as $5 million in utility costs over the next 20 years after the Town Council approved a contract to use an allocation of hydroelectric power. The one megawatt of power, which Marana will get annually for 20 years beginning Oct. 1, comes from the Parker-Davis Project. That project generates hydroelectric power with a dam on the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City. "We're very fortunate that we happen to be in a good spot,"...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.