In the Work Session
Due to a series of injuries at local trampoline gyms, a stakeholder group has been meeting to discuss potential new regulations to recommend to the Council. The group presented information on trampoline injuries and suggestions for regulations that could be added to business licensing requirements for trampoline gyms. Council heard the initial presentation and will discuss it further at the October 5 work meeting and Council meeting. The regulations proposed include specific safety standards, employee requirements, emergency response plans, and insurance coverage amounts.
Provo City's Director of Energy presented information at the September 6 Council work meeting to facilitate a discussion on policies regarding private solar power generation. The current practice of net metering makes it possible for solar customers to use the excess solar power generated to offset the amount paid for energy used from Provo Power when solar power is not available. The concern is that net metering can result in fixed costs of the power system not being covered by those who are generating solar energy. Representatives of Vivint Solar and Utah Clean Energy spoke at the September 20 Council work meeting to give other perspectives on residential generation of solar power and the impact of alternatives to net metering. Council will continue the discussion on this issue at the October 4 work meeting and regular Council meeting.