Like everything nowadays, the National Parks require money. Yellowstone is no different. We must keep the park clean, watch over the animals, and provide excellent service to our patrons –among other obligations. It is a lot of work, to say the least, as there are so many things to consider. There must always be sets of eyes on Yellowstone’s budget. The park is always looking to implement innovative improvements that are cost-effective, more efficient, and helpful to the environment. The new Hydro Plant is the perfect example.
In the article “Yellowstone Park Unveils New Hydro Plant”, Brad Carl of KULR8 writes, “The area will be home to a new water feature of sorts, a micro hydro power plant, which generates enough power for one third of the Mammoth Hot Spring’s park facilities. It’s also the first hydroelectric plant constructed in the park since the early 1900s.” That is a lot of ecofriendly power! It is shocking that it has been over a hundred years since construction of the last hydroelectric plant.
The hydro plant is part of a bigger plan. Yellowstone hopes reduce its Greenhouse gas emissions by 2016. The goal is 15%. The hydro plant helps make the goal far more realistic. There is much excitement regarding the project – CO2 emissions down, excitement emissions up!
And so we move like a lamb to the water…and into the future. Yellowstone Safari Co. will be there!
To read Carl’s article, look here.