To demonstrate the success of this project, ASC released a report in March of 2021 on the plant’s history and what the results have been. According to the report, the mine produces three megawatts of baseload power, which is as much energy as ASC uses annually at all four of its resorts, including hotels and restaurants. The electricity generated and the carbon offsets flow into the utility grid, not to ASC directly, greening the entire regional grid.
“We had always said, ‘Look, if we legitimately care about our own impact, we need to figure out a way to do clean energy in some fashion that isn’t token,’” said Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company’s senior vice president of sustainability.
"We had always said, 'Look, if we legitimately care about our own impact, we need to figure out a way to do clean energy in some fashion that isn’t token.'”
Senior Vice President of Sustainability
Aspen Skiing Company